Burroughs Adding Machine

Social justice, arts and politics, life in New York City

A Haitian Artist’s Resilience

Sculptor Andre Eugene is profiled in a piece for NPR. Despite the recent earthquake, Eugene finds that the natural disaster has provided inspiration rather than desperation for himself, his art, and his native Haiti.

In this video, I was drawn not only to Eugene’s surreal sculptures (which remind me of an otherworldly village I once visited in Wisconsin, created by a genius artist named Dr. Evermor) but to the photography by David Gilkey. Gilkey allows shadow to contrast with light in these images of Eugene at home in Haiti.

The sculptor does not see tragedy in Haiti’s situation. “Look at my art and look at Haitians,” he told Gilkey in May. “Look at my art and look at resistance, look at resilience.”

Advertisements

Filed under: art, haiti, , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

About Me

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a Manhattan-based writer and non-profit manager. More

Top Clicks

  • None

Categories

%d bloggers like this: