Feu danse avec moi
Une photo noir et blanc par jour, jusqu’à ce que je me tanne.
Before the painting
Mon Sein-Soleil. Mon Arbre (2017) . 18x24 . Acrylic on Canvas. .
Inspired by “Christina’s world” by Andrew Wyeth. First version of this painting was done when I left Haiti as a teenager in 2005 and was not able to go back for a couple of years due to the increased safety issues in my neighborhood and the country. That type of story.
I’ve been meeting some great minds in NY advocating for black communities when facing issues of gentrification or other injustices - their voices are heard mostly when they hold positions that allow them to use the tools of the trades to respond to the issues they know very well. It’s draining to see how much has to be fought... but with their leadership, I’m hopeful.
Detail of KONBIT. Painting commissioned by Pinchina Consulting, a black woman-owned urban planning company working on projects in the US and Haiti. Most notably Pinchina Consulting worked on the international RFP for the Haitian Presidential palace’s reconstruction post 2010 earthquake and the Flatbush Caton Market redevelopment in Brooklyn.
2016 Anba Lavil (Downtown) - one of the hopeful business owners from Downtown Port-au-Prince ended up buying this painting. It really takes a lot of perseverance to tackle the reconstruction and economic development of that part of town. #curiositésurbaines #flashbackfriday
I get to reconnect with my mermaid tomorrow at the Harlem School of the Arts.
La Sirène en Détresse. 2018. 24x36. Acrylic on Canvas.
Opening Reception of Revision: Translating Histories is from 6-8pm
Work will be on view at @hsanyc
til June 2.
Curiosités Urbaines à Port-au-Prince 2016. 📷: @josueazor
Life, exhibited at Porter’s. .
What virtues are you willing to leave behind to climb that ladder?
For my residency at Porter’s, I’ll attend an international relations class which, for my visit, will focus on recent reasons Haiti made the news. I am quite grateful to have the opportunity to engage in those conversations in an academic setting.
In April, I will be at Miss Porters School (MPS), my alma-mater, as an invited Leader in Residence. I remember clearly how important leadership was during my interview into MPS. One of the key messages during our graduation speech was above all “leadership as a service” - in many ways MPS has trained me to contribute to a changing world
Looking forward to presenting my artwork and discussing it all with a group of talented young women who will path a new way for the future
Salt and Pepper in my Mermaid please.
On food security.
From the archives . Oil on canvas. 2007
Available for sale