Painted River Rock
In a country where artisans are limited by their financial resources, the types of natural resources that are used in art pieces are often beyond belief. This week we are exploring the use of riverbed rocks which offer good natural canvas to creative Haitian artisans. Although this is a popular practice that is not specific to Haitians, you cannot help but wonder whether financial limitation has been the reason why this practice has flourished on this poor island. Regardless of the motivation, the final products are nothing short of beautiful. The pleasant clash of colors on this week’s exhibits almost make us forget that at some point, these used to be two simple stones laying at the bottom of some Haitian river.
Reginald Michel


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