Klawdia Proia

artist statement

My art is a perpetual testament to the beauty and elegance of my Haitian heritage. It is intended to express the warmth of the Haitian spirit, the vibrancy of its character, and the liveliness of its people. Ceramics is my therapy, my meditation, my prayer, my absolution, and my ability to connect to the profound calls of my ancestors. image The forms and colors are my way of showing the world what my Ayiti is all about.

After the earthquake that shook the foundations of my motherland in January of 2011, my art took on a new sense of urgency, reflecting my own personal pain and the pain, sorrow, and sense of loss of the Haitian people. The colors and forms may have been altered, like my country had been altered, but the passion remains the same, powerful as ever.