Soleil de Mon Pays means “sun of my country.” This is the creation of Murat Brierre, Haiti’s great sculptor. His basic tools are a forge, anvil and hand tools that allow him to cut and work old oil drums and other metals into pieces of sculpture. At the time he created this sculpture in the 1960s, the young sculptor worked in a small studio in his home outside of Port-au-Prince. While he often creates religious sculpture, he also depicts witty scenes from everyday life. This sculpture was part of a 1968 traveling exhibit, “The Sculpture of Haiti,” that visited the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. It was purchased for Mead Library.
Mead Library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Summer hours begin after the holiday as follows:
- 8:30-5 pm ....... Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat.
- 8:30-8 pm ....... Mon., Wed.
- Closed ............. Sun.
Soleil de Mon Pays
Landwehr Children’s Library Center