My work explores the cultural disparity of self-realization, assimilation, and transnational identity as a Haitian immigrant. Using direct or implied human figures, I explore narratives of vulnerability, isolation, and alienation within various cultures across the globe. Within the vocabulary of indigenous art and my dreams, I create whimsical forms resulting in a diary of self-mythology.
These exchanges allude to a larger conversation about sea-level rise, environmental pollution, and the displacement between descendants of the African diaspora, and their physical environments. Through intensive detailed labor, my work mimics the current state of Black fragility. I employ ceramics, illustrations, and prints to examine the realities of climate- gentrification, migration, and displacement within the Black diaspora communities. In addressing these issues, I merge my Afro-Caribbean culture with flora and fauna and draw from the concerns of the collective consciousness of my community.
In my quest to illustrate the impact of climate-gentrification, I present work with visual impact and sensitivity—and draw inspiration from the indigenous cultures of the Amazon, Aboriginal people of Australia, and the Yoruba tribe of West Africa.
"At first glance, one may perceive these works only highlight the beauty within their figures and the variety of tropical hues and patterns. Yet Doucet utilizes the ethereal to speak on issues of displacement and climate gentrification that affect communities of the Black diaspora. As a Haitian Miami-based artist, Doucet explored neighborhoods within the city, such as Little Haiti, Overtown, Allapattah, and Liberty City, and soon found that these areas were being aggressively gentrified for elevation and land value. As a response, he collected flora and fauna from these communities to create ecological drawings and abstract portraits of the locals. In doing so, he amplifies the presence of residents and reminds them of their importance amidst the circumstances that are held against them ..." Read more from Kiara Ventura on the blog!
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Museo Portfolio Rag
10"x8" | edition of 10
14"x11" | edition of 200
20"x16" | edition of 25
24"x20" | edition of 5
40"x30" | edition of 2