TREE OF LIFE

Hanging Spiral Tree RND135

Hanging Spiral Tree RND135

Retail Price: $38.50
Overview
Haitian Metal Art

A fun Christmas tree mobile. If you really want to go crazy for the holidays, hang 3 or 5 at different heights on the front porch and watch them sway and bounce as wintery breezes blow!

Size: 14"x30"

ID#: RND135

Weight: 1.50 lbs
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ARTIST PROFILE

Evenson Thenor

from Haiti

“I received the money you sent me and on behalf of all the artists who have received, we are very grateful. We are glad to work for you. We do everything in our power to give you more brilliant work.” So writes Evenson Thenor in response to receiving earthquake relief funds from Beyond Borders.

Evenson performed a long series of apprenticeships with such prominent Croix-des-Bouquets sculptors as Claude Soulouque, Jonas Balan, and Herbert Bernard before opening his own shop called, “Corbel” at the age of twenty.
The earthquake destroyed his shop, his home, and the home of his parents, and though none of his loved ones were lost, the setback has been tremendous. “Now I am supporting my parents and we are all are forced to regroup, surviving on the money that I can make.”

Still, his spirit is indomitable. He smiles as he says, “Inspiration runs in my veins, giving much pleasure to me.” Though the themes of his sculptures run a wide gamut, from schools of fish to giraffes dancing in the forest to the vibe of a rara band, he claims that his favorite images are of, “angels, mermaids, and trees.” In rebuilding his home and re-establishing security for his family, Thenor affirms, “We will never be discouraged. We will never give up.”