The religion of Vodou (oftentimes spelled as “Voodoo”), is extremely misunderstood by the general public. Usually thought of to be a practice of black magic or evil doings, Vodou is misrepresented due to misinformation which has led to its overall demonetization in media.
Yet in the perception of darkness lies an unknown beauty, a beauty I wish to bring attention to and educate the general public on through the use of 3D portraits of Lwa (spirits) within the religion. The portraits will be centred around positivity and accuracy, including short descriptions of their significance to the religion in order to educate and share appreciation.
Using 3D software MetaHuman and Unreal engine, I hope to inspire and provide truth on a religion that has been frowned upon by the general public for centuries through positive and precise portrayal.
Shea Pilon is an interdisciplinary artist currently residing in Toronto, Ontario. Her work is far from dull and all play, as Shea does not shy away when it comes to experimenting. Whether it be with colours, patterns, or concepts, she believes the world is her oyster when it comes to inspiration. Her biggest inspirations come from artists who don’t tend to limit themselves to one craft, as she believes that anything is doable so long as you have the confidence to try.