Monday, May 23, 2011


A graffiti artist named Jerry has been covering the walls of Port-au-Prince since the earthquake. This is my favorite of all his drawings. The words translate to "Haiti will not perish!" I love the swollen bellies on the children, the way the words drip paint like blood or tears, and the fact that the mother is sitting on a pile of broken concrete blocks as she sews a ripped flag. Beautiful.

To me, this one simply says "HOPE."

And my other favorite is this one from a wall in Petionville. It shows Haiti suffering from the cholera epidemic, again, a very realistic and deeply moving picture.

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