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

Metal Garden Art Beckons Birds

metal garden stake crane

Can garden art change Haiti’s deforested landscape and bring back the birds? Yep.  And Your customers will love the art and support the story. John Audubon (1785 – 1851) was born in Haiti to a French naval officer and his Creole mistress. He would be heart-broken to see Haiti’s present day ecology – one of the most environmentally devastated places on the planet. In a country with less than 5% forestation, it’s no surprise that Haiti lacks birds (water sheds, soil stability, shade, beauty that greenery brings). … Read More