In honor of the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince Haiti, Project HOPE Art is building a sculpture from recycled materials with Haitian artists, students and other project partners called “Let There Be Light”. We will be creating a chandelier of plastic trash collected from the streets of Port au Prince.
Local artists from Atis Rezistans in Port au Prince are designing and building the trellis from which it will hang. Students from Centre d’Education et de Formattion des Jeunes are collecting and cleaning the plastic materials and we will be assembling the parts and installing the sculpture together. The final sculpture will remain a part of the school.
The original design of these light sculptures were created by artist Stuart Haygarth as a part of his Tide series, where he was collecting trash that washed up with the tide on his local shores. He lights his chandeliers with a 100 watt bulb suspended in the center.
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