Teaching children to reuse and find beauty in readily available discarded items was the sole purpose of this project.
In honor of the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince Haiti, Project HOPE Art built a sculpture from discarded plastics with Haitian artists, students and other project partners called “Let There Be Light”.
We created a jellyfish chandelier of plastic trash collected from the streets of Cite Soleil. Local artists from Atis Rezistans, along with team member Jason DeCook, in Port au Prince designed and built the trellis from which it will hang.
Students from Centre d’Education et de Formattion des Jeunes collected and cleaned the plastic materials and assembled the parts. Everyone collaborated on 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. To support PHA in its art endeavors please make a tax deductible donation: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/contribute/donate/5761
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photos: Romel Jean Pierre, Jenni Ward, Aimee Gaines, Melissa Schilling
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