Forest of Artists
The Forest of Artists Haitian Cross,
on which a brown Christ is surrounded on four sides by the causes
of the terrible suffering of the Haitian people: hunger, the
situation of women, the harsh condition of infancy, lack of homes,
deforestation, the death by drowning of those attempting to flee
the island for Nassau or Florida.
The vibrant colors signify the
resurrection in the midst of so much death: the hope and joy of
the knowledge of salvation. The crosses are hand-crafted and
painted by young Haitian men and women who use their wages to pay
for their schooling. Their work displays a dormant artistic talent
that emerges with ingenuity and startling beauty.