Artist Profiles

Artist:

Mireille Delisme

Country:

Haiti

Media/General:

Beadwork

Year(s) Attended:

Arlington: 2018
Santa Fe: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

About:

Mireille’s beadwork uses designs that represent traditional Vodou deities and are used to explain what is divine and give clarity to life’s expressions and meanings. Her flags represent her spirituality and are used for guidance, wisdom, and healing. The bright color combinations of sequins and beads add to the mood and spirit of each piece. Mireille derives her artistic inspiration from her dreams. Her children are involved in learning the Vodou flag designs and techniques so that they will be able to continue their cultural traditions in the future.