“Nonm Nan Nnpil Panse” (Man of Many Thoughts)
Artist: Pierre Bernard
Size: 40” x 30”
“Kèk Travay Lap Fè Chak Jou” (Daily Chores)
The majority of Haitians utilize rivers and streams for bathing, laundry, cooking, and drinking. In rural areas, many Haitians retrieve drinking water from unprotected sources such as wells and streams, while Haitians living in urban areas obtain drinking water from bottled water, unprotected wells, or carts with drums containing water. Water in small plastic bags or bottles is treated and/or imported.
Artist: Samuel Saint Louis
Size: 20” x 24”
“Yon Jou Nan Lavi a Nan” (A Day in the Life)
In many rural homes, the kitchen is located outside the living quarters and there is no electricity or piped water. Additionally, sanitation facilities often consist of a simple latrine dug at a distance from the house.
Artist: R. Lebrun
Size: 30” x 40”
“Ale Nan Bato L ‘” (Going to His Boat)
Murat Louis began selling his artwork in 1997 at a small shop in Pétionville, a small suburb in the northern hills of Port-au-Prince, Haiti . Using watercolor as his medium, he began painting Haitian village scenes in the 1960s with another Haitian artist. He has recently gained international recognition and is one of the few Haitian watercolor artists to achieve success. Murat hopes to expand his business by teaching “…children to paint so they can help their own families.” Murat supports his wife and growing family through sales of his paintings.
Artist: Murat Louis
Size: 20” x 23 ½”