Dream Haiti. This is a tiny tableau (4.5” x 3”) that I bought in 1987. It shows the downtown square of a dream provincial city (probably modeled on Gonaïves). On the far right, dream municipal water flows from municipal pipes; in the foreground, dream public electricity stanchions and wires carry power to the people. Children do fly kites in reality, still to this day. But bikes have been replaced by high-pollution motorbikes, imported by the thousands.

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