Alberto Piloto, Ochun, Orishas, 25" x 20" , oil/mixed



OsunOrigin: 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


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