Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 318
places of interest
Grand Rue Musee d’Art
Famous for its wooded trails through pine forests, Furcy Forest is located on the Massif de la Selle
which reaches heights of over 2,500 meters and offers spectacular panoramic views. The forest
cascades down the peaks and ridges and in places overlooks the crashing waves on the cliffs below.
The forest also has popular trails for adventure seekers, one of which crosses canyons in the remote
but charming Seguin region.
The Grand Rue Musee d’Art is where
you’ll find a collection of seemingly
haphazard, random creations that
grace the areas between scrap yards
and mechanic shops in the western
end of the Boulevard JJ Dessalines,
Port -au-Prince. Voodoo effigies and
objects made from wrought metal,
or human sculptures created from
engine parts are, upon examination,
macabre works of art, carefully
crafted by local artists, which depicts
immense creativity albeit bizarre in
its presentation. They silently tell a
somewhat grim story which often
times will need an explanation from
the creator of the masterpiece. Art
made from junk that clearly speaks
to you requires talent, and that
talent certainly exists here in the
artists who are called Atis Rezistans. A
visit to the Musee d’Art is unlikely to
be forgotten! The Atis Rezistans have
been gaining international acclaim
and to date have exhibited in Paris,
London, and Los Angeles.
This art pictured here is by:
Andre Eugene, Haiti b. 1959
Metal, wood and rubber. Signed.
H 43 inches.
It can be found at:
Decorative Art & Fine Antiques -
DAFA, the largest antique store in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Image Source: TripAdvisor
Photo Credit: dafainc.com