Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 29 x 25
Haitian Declaration depicts the constitution, written by Jean-Jacques Dessalines. January 1st, 1804 marked the end of the 13-year-long Haitian Revolution that declared Haiti the first independent Black nation in the Western Hemisphere. The majority of Haiti’s population were enslaved under the French, but they revolted under leadership, wit and strength of founding fathers and ancestors. While this painting isn’t an exact portrayal of the actual document, it highlights the blood, sweat, and tears that the ancestors went into achieving this feat.