Photograph by Russell James. Collaborative art by Philippe Dodard (HA).

The goddess Erzuli* speaks softly to Dieudunord, blacksmith of his condition. The time has come, Dieudunord, claimed by the lwa,** cross the fence to marry her.

*Erzuli: This is the Virgin of Vodou, the Goddess of Love.

** God of the Vodou Pantheon.