A Message from the Artist:
My name is Doudy K Louis and I am an Haitian metal artist and a voodoo priest. I was born on March 28th,1986 in an artist village name Noailles, in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haïti. I started working as a metal artist when I was 13 years old and my first work was a little mermaid. I worked with my brother Julio Balan and he taught me a lot about the metal before I had my own shop. It was very difficult for me to go to school and work.
Now, I live with my son and his mother. I help many people in my community with work and my voodoo temple. I love to make colored fish and crosses. I work hard at my job, but family is always first. I love to explore nature. I have a good relationship with the trees where I use my imagination. Sometimes my spirits help me a lot when I am tracing the arts on the metal for the initial design.
Since the day I am started working with RAW Haiti my life was changed. I have a lot of mothers, fathers, and young people helping me in my voodoo temple. It is an obligation for me each year to pay for the children’s school and Christmas gift. After seven years working with RAW Haiti I progress. For example, I have a motorcycle, repaired my pick-up, now I am building my own little house, help my community, take good care of my family and 2 children.
Route Village Artistiques Noailles entrée Remy #96 Croix-des-Bouquets, Haïti.
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