How Haitians Transform Oil Drums into Art in Haiti’s Iron Village, Croix des Bouquets

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Singing Rooster has written 3 fabulous articles on Haiti’s Iron Village. In this third piece, it’s all about Haitian art: how oil drums are transformed into sculptures, ornaments, wall art. In our second article (read that first), we describe how oil drums are transform into canvases and provide a video of the entire process. In our first article, we chronical Haiti’s iron village, Noailles / Croix des Bouquets. How do Haitians make art out of oil drums? Good question. Most island nations import every drop … Read More

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

Why is Haiti so Poor?

Why is Haiti so Poor : Haiti's Burden NYT

Reasons Why / Causes for Haiti’s Poverty are Complex The following essay was written by Bob Corbett, a longtime advocate for this sovereign island nation; Bob gave Singing Rooster permission to put his essay on our site. Bob wrote this essay in 1986 — and EVERYTHING he said then still stands. It’s a thorough walk-through describing why Haiti is so poor – give this time. Another long-time supporter of the Rooster, Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, has published a more comprehensive book on Haiti: Haitian History: … Read More

Metal Crosses, Handmade in Haiti

metal crosses from Haiti; anniversary, birthday, easter & confirmation gift ideas

Singing Rooster carries a large variety of metal crosses online. Shop today and support small producer metal artists in Croix des Bouquets. Our handmade metal crosses come in all shapes and sizes. They’re the perfect gift idea for confirmation, Easter, baptism, birthdays or an anniversary. More than a perfect present, great gift idea, we’ve been working with our artist partners for YEARS. Your purchase supports their work, their families, their community we’ve grown to love. To learn more about the sweet little metal art village, … Read More