This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. Current show: GTFO2020 Group Show at Mortal Machine Gallery, New Orleans, LA Dec.2020-Jan.2021. Future show: Ephemeral-Territory of Girls Group Show #4 at Jiro Miura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Fall 2021.
Rattlesnake charmer lady, Oregon, 1909 Image of Mami Wata (mother water) found in African Culture "Eve and the Serpent in the Garden of Eden" 1916 by John H. Coates (Smithsonian)
The top photograph is from Historic Photo Archive - taken by a travelling circus photographer in Oregon in 1909. The Mami Wata image is from a favorite postcard of mine. She represents power and wealth and her image is found throughout West and Central Africa. In some areas, she is a religious cult. The third image is from another postcard. A pen and ink by folk artist John H. Coates.