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Voices from Haiti

St. Alphonse School

"Voices from Haiti" is a collection of drawings created by 64 Haitian children, many of whom are orphans. Their assignment was to create a pencil drawing of something that gives them hope. Their drawings were then incorporated into a larger work of art. An 11th grade student from Michigan, Hannah Schafer, helped create the backdrop to display the drawings. She applied a light wash of watercolor to each drawing and mounted them on large "waves" she helped create in the colors of the rainbow to symbolize hope after the tsunami. These hang in front of a corrugated metal background, which she painted to symbolize the rusted, paint-chipped, housing material used in much of the makeshift housing in Port au Prince. She, then, created several pieces of debris to mount at the base of the artwork, representing rubble from the earthquake.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 ft
  • Medium: Wood, Metal, Paper, Foam
  • Width: 10 ft
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 8 ft

About St. Alphonse School

A team of missionaries from St. Joseph and St. Pius churces delivered a lesson I wrote for students at St. Alphonse School in Port au Prince, Haiti, operated by Sister Luvia. Each of these children were in some way impacted by the recent natural disasters. Despite their circumstances, they cling to the hope spoken of in Psalm 3:5. These drawings are their voices.