"Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of love, delights in the creation of beauty and art, sensual delights and self-adornment. Her symbols are mirrors, jewelry, honey, golden silks and feather fans. Creativity in decorating home and temple is a way of honoring Oshun, who will bless any beautiful space created in Her honor. There is no object so common that Oshun will not appreciate more if it is made artistic and pleasing to the eye. Creativity in dress and self-adornment please her as well, and when Oshun is pleased, her blessings know no limits."
Via Lunea.com (http://www.lunaea.com/goddess/creativity/oshun.html)
Friday, February 17, 2012
|Oranges, honey, and glitter from Osun altar installation by Marissa Arterberry|
|Fogo Na Roupa's Oxum dancers at Carnaval in San Francisco, California. Image via www.gofogo.com|
|Floor view of Osun altar with additions by Kelly Shaw Willman and Jamala Johns|
|Centerpiece of Osun altar: gouache, watercolor, and ink with a 6 ft. ribbon and lace train by Marissa Arterberry|