Little Haiti Rebirth

In the first painting, Bedia depicts a horned nature spirit firing thunder and lightning from its glowing eyes while astride a stylized steed galloping across the celestial vault.

Beneath the horse is a mottled sky, a swirl in a blinding gale. From along the bottom of the curved canvas's rim and up its edges on both sides, a modern metropolis's skyline appears under attack by the spirit's stormy wrath.

In mythological iconography, the cauldron often is emblematic of the forces of the unconscious mind. Bedia's painting of a city assailed like a modern-day Sodom or Gomorrah also seems to be raising the argument of man's encroachment on nature and lack of stewardship of his surroundings as does Cordero in his work.

Tainted Vision by Edouard Duval-Carrie
Tainted Vision by Edouard Duval-Carrie
Litigio Interior  by Jose Garcia Cordero
Litigio Interior by Jose Garcia Cordero

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Little Haiti Cultural Center

212-260 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

Category: Community Venues

Region: Central Dade

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"Global Caribbean II: Caribbean Trilogy" Through January 31 at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; lhculturalcenter.org. Monday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 8 p.m.

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Bedia's other painting places a man and the stag he is hunting on far opposite sides of a forest clearing while a flock of birds observe the unpredictable outcome from above.

The image reminds one that from the cycles of life and death, faith can always experience a rebirth.

"Since its inception, and despite all odds, this community center has managed to keep faith alive," Duval-Carrié observes.

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