Nasson Jean Camille (1961 – 2008)
Jean Camille Nasson was born in Port au Prince on July 15 1961.
He started sculpting wood at 8 years old, when a Catholic priest showed him how to make religious figures. His wood sculptures tend to evoke the duality of good and evil. His friendship with the Italian artist Angelo Vanenda helped him to acquire knowledge in anatomy. He collaborated with many Haitian artists like Ti Pelin, Brunel Rocklor and Mario Benjamin.
His work can be found in museums around the world including the Vatican collection in Italy, Waterloo Center for Arts in Waterloo and Davenport Museum, Iowa.He participated to several exhibits in United States, Trinidad and Tobago and took part in the French exhibit “Anges & Demons” in Paris
Permanent Collections :
Musee d'Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre, Port-au-Prince.
Waterloo Center for the Arts , Waterloo.
The Davenport Museum of Art, Iowa.
Collezione del Vaticano , Rome – Italy.
Hoebeke/la Halle Saint-Pierre , Haiti : Anges & Demons. Paris 2000 Paris, France .
Institut Francais d’ Haiti and Fokal . July 2007 . Fete de la Sculptures Port au Prince, Haiti 2007
Michel le Bris Vaudou – Abbaye Daoulas Editions Hoebeke - Paris 2003
Our jewelry business was established to create job opportunities for women suffering from extreme poverty in Thomazeau, Haiti.
These bracelets are stamped with love by Haitian women employed by LiveBeyond. Each purchase provides our jewelry makers with a dignified, sustainable income to provide for their family and empowers them for the future. #livebeyond#haiti#empoweringwomen#jewelryqueens
The first day I was painting in the streets of Petionville I met @heikohitch an interesting entrepreneur, half Italian half Haitian. He told me the project he was working on with his partner @rustik_haiti. They bought a burned building and were working on renovating it into a restaurant and bar called Ashes. Out of love I went with @maliciouzart and painted for free their spot as a way to support there project and add to their vision. I was keeping in my reference folder an inspiring picture from my Haitian brother from Montreal @tonboykarma. With the idea of Ashes and rebuilding this devastated spot giving hommage to a friend by depicting smoke and the rise of the Phoenix became the perfect energy to spread in this unique place. Another sign that things happen for a reason and when the perfect elements meet magic can be manifested and love can be Express in multiple direction beyond the exchange of any money.
Much love to this project and everyone involved in the process.
The faces of Grand Bois. People currently represent the main threat to one of Haiti’s remaining patches of primary forest, but they can also be part of the solution. Logging of its hardwood trees, clearing forest to access fertile soils for agriculture and producing charcoal are some of the current unsustainable practices in the area. @haititrust, a Haitian/US-based NGO, is presently exploring solutions such as hiring the land owners of Grand Bois for a habitat restoration project. Our nursery is a first step in this process. A permaculture program is also under consideration to help change their unsustainable agricultural practices. Change will require a lot of time and effort, but battles in Haiti are won at a smaller scale and one at a time. #people#grandbois#haiti#sustainability#protection#caribbean#hope#primaryforest#faces@audubonhaiti