Meet Louis Omiscar, Haitian oil drum artist, Dad, Husband

Timeline, Port au Prince: Father’s Day, 2022 This father’s day we salute one of our long-term artist partners, Luis Omiscar. He lives in Haiti’s Iron Village, Croix des Bouquets Haiti, with his wife and 2 children. Louis was born in 1987 in Haiti’s metal art district of Croix de Bouquet.  He began his work in the Iron Village at the young age of 8.  His Uncle Elly Thenor taught him the trade.  Louis recalls sitting in Elly’s studio watching him chisel metal, “I was amazed how … Read More

Meet Gonzales Seignon, Haitian Metal Artist

Metal artist, Gonzales, Croix des Bouquet Haiti

On occasion, when we remember, when we’re not terribly exhausted, and when presented the opportunity, we enjoy interviewing the Rooster’s metal artists to learn more about their lives, inspirations, dreams for their city, selves. We learn many things during short on the cuff conversations — including that employment options for Haitians are dismal. Haitians tend to “choose” jobs around a couple of things: where they live and anything that brings in money. Even those who attend higher education (not many), may resort to metal art … Read More

Meet Pamphile Richard – Singing Rooster’s Original Crane Artist

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Whether stepping across a marsh or migrating by the thousands, Cranes have an elegance that draws attention. These tall, gray-bodied, crimson-capped birds live in open wetlands, fields, and prairies across North America. Cranes are associated with good luck and peacemaking. To the ancient Chinese, the crane is a powerful symbol of justice and longevity, happiness and eternal youth. #Singingrooster is a patron of all things art in Haiti – we love soap stone sculptures, paintings, and pottery. But our heart is with the metal artists in Croix des … Read More