Our hearts are in Haiti tonight.
The first time I saw Haitian art was
in my art teacher friend Gretchen's house.
I was drawn to the playful colors, the soaring imagination,
the soulful expression.
It was graceful folk art, very wise.
Like Frida Kahlo and Thomas Hart Benton
and Jean Dubuffet all rolled into one.
I thought I'd find some to share with you, in case you've never had the pleasure.
Jonas Camille Hector: Ville Imaginaire
Prosper Pierre-Louis: Soleil
Audes Saul: Nature Mort avec Poissions et Tomates
Claude Dambreville: Femmes du Marche
Gabriel Alix: Chats Bleus et Fruits
Jonas Camille Hector: Marine Suite - #6
Rigaud Benoit: Reine des Etoiles
Salnave Philippe-Auguste: Arbre Enchanté
Philton Latortue: Gran'mere Lion