[ERZULIE DANTOR/EZILI DANTO]
I drew this image of the Black Madonna after searching the web for an image of the Petro Lwa and not finding one that I thought fitting. There were quite a few renderings on Etsy but of course these were for sale and so I didn’t feel right just printing off someone’s work for free - and that’s when I thought, I’ll just draw her and make the image available for others who are looking for different visual representations of the mother and protector of women and children.
Most images of Dantor echo Byzantine art, which I feel is an inauthentic representation of who she is. Depicting her as I have certainly gives another feel to the patron.