Exclusive interview with one of the artists from the “Elements of (de) construction” exhibit, Valerie Noisette (pictured at right in red)
Q : What prompted you to create these beautiful works?
A : As an artist who has gained a lot of experience in the last decade, I have reached a new level. Some things change over the years and bring new energy to my work, which we can see today compared to my previous work. The energy that emerges is a part of you; the connection is established.
Q : Is this the best way to connect?
A : I think there are a multitude of ways to share energies, and they come as I feel. You can bring energy through music, meditation or even personal motivational speeches.
Q : Of all these exhibits, do you have one in particular that makes you feel good?
A : This is a very interesting question because when you create pieces of art, it's like giving birth to a child. They're all special so I cannot say I have a favorite piece.
Q : How do you think your art could contribute to bringing Haiti to a higher level?
A : I want to use my work as a way to help artists express themselves better to others. Just like music invites you to meditate, my works push Renoir with their roots, the good energies.
Q : How much does your art cost?
A : For this exhibition, my big pieces start at $900. Smaller pieces are available from $150.
Q : A message to our readers?
A : For me, every person who exists is an artist. I learned over the years to paint my emotions, which were most buried in me. It's never too late—I started when I was already an adult. Creativity is one of the best ways to express oneself through art.
By Christelle P. PIERRE