Alberto Piloto, Ochun, Orishas, 25" x 20" , oil/mixed
ALBERTO PILOT PEDROSO,
Osun: Origin: Celestial
Catholic Syncretism: Our Lady of Charity
Celebration: September 12
Garments: Yellow or amber, with gold trimmings
Beads: Amber or honey colored beads, with yellow, green, red, with coral
Ritual implement: Brass bell; a fan ornamented with peacock feathers
Sacrifices: Castrated goats, hens, pigeons, and guinea hens
Taboos: None generic, though some of her roads do have specific proscriptions
Ritual Numbers: 5
ALBERTO PILOT 1953. PEDROSO CAMAGUEY CUBA.
Studied fine art and classical ballet in Cuba.
Upon graduating as a fine artist and a dancer, he joined
The Alonso Ballet Company in Camagüey, Cuba, where he was allowed performed several international tours alongside the Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso.
His dual career ended after a crippling fall.
Being a religious scholar of African Culture, his studies and research, led him to produce a 30 year series resulting in
the most complete painting series of THE YORUBA RELIGION,
The PANTHEON Series, The ECHU Series, Las Estampas de Cuba series, and Los Arleqinos series.
For more information contact:
Rolando Chang Barrero, curator at