Here is a picture of metal piece created by Haitian artist. This shows you in what conditions the Haitian artist works in Haiti
This type of art in Haiti is made of recycled materials. The village of Croix-des-Bouquets is considered to be the capital as it has over dozens of artisan workshops producing beautiful pieces of this art. Recently, these artists received a support from the Clinton Global Initiative and Greif Inc. who donated over 40 tons of scrap metal to the artists working in Croix-des-Bouquets.
Good Demen Haiti (GDH) is an arts organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth. Its activity is creation of personal, household, and business products made from recycled plastic.
This year GDH is making costumes and accessories for the Carnival of Flowers. House artist, Gumo Lormeus, will instruct how to create flowers from recycled plastic bottles in a five-step process.
GDH's purpose is to keep at-risk youth off the streets of Port-au-Prince and teach them life skills.
Good Demen Haiti (GDH), established in 2004, is a program for at-risk youth. A volunteer arts organization, it seeks to keep kids off the streets.
Artist Gumo Lormeus teaches the teens how to create art objects from recyclables. This year they will make costumes for the Carnival of Flowers, using plastic bottles. The order from the Ministry of Tourism is for 400 whistles, 200 dresses, and 200 hats. GDH also produces products for public and private consumption.
The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has contracted with volunteer group, Good Demen Haiti (GDH), to provide Carnival costumes for 2013. The members, at-risk youth, design and assemble dresses, hats, and accessories from recycled plastic bottles.
Group leader, Gumo Lormeus, teaches how to deconstruct plastic bottles and create plastic flowers in a five-step process.
MOT has put in an order for 400 whistles and 200-each hats and dresses, to be made from plastic materials.
It can be greatly seen in the merging of Polish traditions, including religious icons, with those of Haitian descent. One such icon is Matka Boska Częstochowska. Struck by the love the Poles had for this icon, the Haitians adopted her and she became Erzulie Dantor, associated with abused women, homosexuals and lesbians, she is the protector of women and children and also the warrior spirit.