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Legba & dog beginning | by Laurie Pink
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Legba & dog beginning

Here is papa legba (I was given 'voodoo' as a vague starting point for these, and this chap started out as a picture of Legba. He's the gatekeeper - though without Rick Moranis as the keymaster like in Ghostbusters - & is invoked at the beginning & end of all rituals. He's welcoming people into Saki from the wall, here. With his great big dog. Dogs are sacred to Legba.

See - I can be educational, too!

 

Oh, and he speaks all languages. Originally he was going to be saying 'welcome' in lots of languages. Now he is saying what's on offer inside, instead. Just in English.

 

This is him at the end of my first painting stint. I didn't have any white, so he had to have big fat black outlines on his face & an extra mystery arm until I came back with pure, nourishing, mistake-erasing white.

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Taken on March 7, 2008