Watercolor Painting of Adams Morgan Street Scene
Washington DC

Adams Morgan Botanica

Botanica Yemaya Chango

watercolor, matted, plexiglas with dark blue metal frame
22"h x 17"w
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In the Cuba I remember, small shops that sold goods for the practice of Santeria (Afro-Cuban religions) were called botanicas, likely because they stocked many herbs used in ceremonies, as well as images and things for altars. Imagine my surprise and nostalgia in finding this elegant version of a botanica in the heart of Adams Morgan in D.C.! The bridal-looking figure in the window is the image of the Virgin of Regla, identified with Yemaya, African goddess of the sea.

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