MYRLANDE CONSTANT

Haitian artist Myrlande Constant, has been creating voodoo flags since the early 1990s. Pioneering a new style of voodoo flag, she creates ornate and densely-beaded works that are often much larger and more intricate than traditional flags, overflowing with symbols and images that create mythical visual narratives. The flag is both an artwork and a religious object to which one might leave an offering or dedicate a prayer. For The Last Supper, Constant has been commissioned to create her largest flag to date, which will be hung in the Cathedral of the Faena Hotel and accompanied by a series of pre-existing flags.

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Myrlande Constant is a Haitian artist who has been creating voodoo flags since the early 1990s. Pioneering a new style of voodoo flag, she creates ornate and densely-beaded works that are often much larger and more intricate than traditional flags, overflowing with symbols and images that create mythical visual narratives. Voudou flags are historically known for their ceremonial function but Myrlande’s flags transcend these limitations and have become an art form in their own right.