Of my drapeaux series, this piece most closely adheres to the symbolic and visual languages of the inspiration source - Haitian Voudou banners. But with a twist. Appropriate since those original banners closely adhered to the symbolic and visual languages of the Catholic Church - but with a twist.

The prominent figure (similar to the Virgin Mary of Catholicism and Erzulie of Voudou) has now been transformed into a male figure representing a creation deity of my own making. She is the "Goddess of Chunga" (also known in the parlance of drag queens as large and flashy costume jewelry), examples of which she clutches lovingly to her breast.

Some of this chunga comes from a dear friend who performs in drag (and can still be seen lurking around this piece debating whether or not those earrings or that broach were in fact actually stolen from her instead of donated).