Serge Toussaint has been working on an awesome mural for the past five days, inspired by the recent crisis on the border between USA and Mexico, the images of Haitians in conflict, torn from the headlines.
“I had to find a wall for myself to express myself, so that people would feel that this is not the way we should be treated,” he said. “You can see that this man is struggling, he doesn’t know if he will make it to shore. But he will let his son know not to worry, I have you. “
He worked for 5 days on this mural
He went on to describe the story that his artwork tells, he said that after not drowning, you reach the shore and that’s how they treat you. It has food; he doesn’t let go. That is a sign of hunger.
Similarly, he explained that the mural has red tears on the Texas map because this is where it happened. This man is from Haiti, he has never been to America, but he has a dream, hat and shirt, America. He even mentioned that before he gets here, he knows he is going to the land of the free.
Finally, Toussaint added: “I love the United States of America. It made me the man I am today. At the same time, my people deserve better treatment ”.
The building in which the mural is painted is located at North Miami Avenue and 62nd Street in Little Haiti. It was not an easy canvas to secure, despite the fact that it is a familiar corner for Toussaint.
The new work now acts as a cathartic release for an artist who lets his screams escape through his hands. “I want to let it out. I want to express myself, ”she said through tears.