Metal Sculpture

Relationship: Im/migrant

Georges Liautaud is a Haitian sculptor. He was born on Croix-des-Bouquets on January 26, 1899 in a city called Noailles. He died in 1991. In 1968, Liautaud started to make sculptures. He had a lot of people working with him. After he died, a co-worker continued with the job. My father used to work with him. That is the reason why I chose to talk about him. There are people all over the world buying the metal crafts from this workshop, including people from America. For example, the Clintons used to buy metal crafts in Haiti. There are many ambassadors who come to buy them. They buy them to decorate the U.S.A consulate located in Port-au-Prince. The metal art work is important to me because the money that my father got from selling it helped him support his family. When I see a sculpture like this, it reminds me of his love and hard work.

Place(s): Haiti
Year: 2014

– Marie Bernard

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant