Haitian artisans beautifully create hand crafted objects with virtually no resources. Old oil drums are transformed into pieces of sculpture; old jeans and scrap fabrics are rough canvases turned into brilliant oil paintings; and discarded cereal boxes become beads used to create amazing jewellery.
The art is not only helping Haitian's portray a hopeful life, it literally is helping Haiti rebuild. The Haitian art industry constitutes 10% of all Haitian exports amounting to roughly £6million annually to the Haitian economy (IDB 2012).
Lilian (RBS Scottish Asian Woman of the Year 2014) brings the work to the UK and other countries where it can sell in a variety of galleries and venues, sending the cash back to the grassroots of the Haiti economy without middlemen.
Fourth World Art is a social enterprise that sources and creates artisan made products that help to sustain and create jobs; where the profits from the sale of the art, help fund education opportunities.
Bon Papillon is delighted to host the work of the Haitian artists for two weeks in March; we hope you will come and buy a piece of work that directly aids those who need it most.