Notes from GBL 102 New York Art

JORDAN CASTEEL Studio Museum in Harlem “What’s up Painter”–Jordan living and working in Harlem, paints her community. So they know her, and talk to her when they see her on the street. Kite man: Jordan saw him from the window, went out and made his acquaintance, then saw him at Penn station “you’re Kevin” , […]

Reflection Log: Week 1

January 14, 2016 Today, I was reminded that I am a dreamer. While completing our Identity Maps today, that is...

Comparison of The Serpent and the Rainbow and Mama Lola

Introduction Karen McCarthy Brown’s Mama Lola and Wade Davis’ The Serpent and the Rainbow are both ethnographies of Haitian Vodou, but they portray the religion itself very differently. Davis uses sensationalized language, a narrow focus on a single aspect of Vodou and functionalist theory to portray Haitian Vodou as an exotic and powerful force while […]