TREE OF LIFE

FLUTTERING TREE RND251

FLUTTERING TREE RND251

Retail Price: $89.00

Size: 23" x 23"

ID#: RND251

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ARTIST PROFILE

Cheribain Jean Yourdly

from Haiti

In the busy shop of Cheriban Jean Yourdly, the clanging and banging of hammer and chisel against steel rings incessantly. Six of his friends, themselves budding artists, work hard with him to precisely execute his ever-expanding repertoire of designs. He says, “I listen to music and sometimes a new idea comes to me. At night sometimes too. I get up and draw my design when it is fresh in my thoughts.”

Cheriban has been working in metal sculpture since 2000, when he began as an apprentice with Julio Balan. Though he is not married and has no children, he comes from a large family and works to support his mother, father and 8 brothers and sisters. In fact, many of his sculptures depict mothers and daughters, or sisters singing and playing music together. The closeness of his family is clearly in evidence in his art.