Monthly Archives: February 2009

`Para mí todo viaje es azar’, Omar García Obregón, South Bank, London, 30 November, 2008

Omar picked up this stone candle holder in Miami. It represents the orisha Elegguá. In Afrocuban beliefs, this deity is the personification of fate, luck, and death. He holds the keys of destiny, opening and closing the doors of happiness and unhappiness. For Omar, Elegguá represents the twists of our multiple destinies. For my restlessly travelling friend, each destination is multiple, in proportion to the number of discoveries we make there.