Here is today’s update from Laurel True as she and her assistant Erin Rogers continue their work in Jacmel, Haiti with the Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC). See Tuesday’s blog post for background and enjoy — NancieDay 5 in Jacmel, Haiti
End of another inspiring day with these amazing kids and new friends and colleagues.
The mural is now complete except for the background.
First off, we completed all the design elements that were already painted onto the wall by the kids. Then they added more!
We used almost every last colored tile today in the leaves, beautiful birds, floating eyes, boats, faces, sun and carnival instruments that the kids included in the mural.
George took me to a tiny hardware store in Jacmel to buy mirror, which we used in the eyes, for the suns rays, stars and more. Mirror rocks. Thank you Isaiah (Zagar). Your influence is felt around the world 🙂
Gifts from the sea in the form of seemingly endless tesserae.
The kids jumped directly in and we all worked all day long, only stopping for short breaks.
There will be a seating area with benches covered in mosaic that we will create soon. The Mayor loves idea!
The Mayor even added a piece to the mosaic. So cool. He is so supportive of this ongoing project of ACFFC.
Jacmel is such a beautiful seaside town – known as a cultural center of Haiti. Public art such as this mosaic mural will celebrate the uniqueness of Jacmel – a welcoming, spirited and inspiring place.
Help Laurel’s work to rebuild and revitalize Jacmel to continue long after she is gone. Consider a gift to the Art Creation Foundation for Children in Haiti. Every dime will go towards feeding, housing, teaching and inspiring children in Jacmel.