Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 • 1-412-661-1498
A Gallery of Haitian Art
Sculpture by the Kids of the Gran Rue
For generations, kids who live in the neighborhood of Gran Rue, an urban ghetto
Traditionally, they were staining wooden tourist items with shoe polish. Their elders made trays,
As they got older, they graduated to sanding and eventually
In the last two generations, a few of those kids grew up and
and made the transition to fine art by building bizarre sculptures from the car and truck parts
The first three names that were important in this movement were
As time passes, the block is becoming joyfully infected with creativity.
There are two main groups of these kids are Ti Moun Klere and Ti Moun Rezistans
The Gran Rue was hit hard by the earthquake.
|#2784. Dashmene Celeur. born 2001
"Twins" 7.5x4.25 Cut out rubber on wood, painted.
|Dashmene Celeur. November 2009 ©Bill Bollendorf|
|#2810 Dashmene Celeur, born 2001,
8x4" Painted cut out rubber on wood
Dashmene did this sculpture, "Birth" shotly after her mother and future baby sister died in childbirth.
|#2819 Apali. b. 2000
9.5x5" Plastic doll, paint on slabwood
"Madame Kaka" $50
|#2820 Anchi. b. 1997
" Tete Mort"
$45 Cement, paint on slabwood
|SonSon, born 1997|