Haitian women have taken to the streets in recent years to express their cultural pride.
The trend was started in the US, with haitians in the state of Florida making an effort to display their art on their walls, and a new trend is gaining traction in Ireland.
Artisans and designers from across the island of Ireland have joined forces to create new and colourful displays of their heritage.
It started in California, but the trend has been catching on across the globe.
One haitican artist, Stephanie Gifford, has been creating colourful murals of colourful haitias, and is creating murals in New York, and the rest of the world.
Her work has been featured in New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and Brazil.
She said it’s very challenging to create colourful works in New Orleans because it’s so difficult to find materials and she can’t afford the money to do it herself.
“It’s very difficult, but I feel that if you do something good and people like it, you will have a good audience,” she said.
“You can’t do it with money or with any kind of sponsorship.
It has to be done yourself.”
I am so proud to be from New Orleans, but this is the only place I know to do haitia, and I think the whole country wants to see this.”‘
You’re lucky to be here’Artistic talent is being sought from across Europe, and it’s creating a new wave of talent in Ireland and the US.
Some haiti artists have been travelling across Europe to create their artwork and are currently based in France.”
There are so many people in France that are working on haitius.
We are really lucky to have such talented people here,” said Stephanie Gafford.”
They are creating their art and we are creating our art and that is something that is so special.
“Haitian artists say their culture is very important to them, and their works reflect that.”
We live in an era when people are so self-conscious and when they are afraid to speak about it, we do it because it is the way that we have always lived,” said Maureen Kelly, an artist based in Dublin.”
The people are more open and more open to people of colour than ever before.
“Ms Kelly said her work can be seen as a response to the racism and prejudice faced by African Americans in the South.”
When I started making these things I knew I had to have something to do with my people, and if I had the art that I did, that would make a difference,” she explained.”
Because we are living in an age where racism is so rampant and we do not have representation.
“And I want to be an example to the children that we need to show them that there are people that are like us that are doing it for us.”
It’s an inspiring vision to share the world with the art of others.
The Haitians have their own culture, their own language and they live in the same house as everyone else.