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To depend uniquely on what is seen
while neglecting the spirit is so shut oneself off and to
paint only the superficial, the form. ( Rabindranath Tagore )
Michele "Zaneda" Gerner
was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( West Indies ), on
December 23, 1962. She has seven sisters and one brothers.
Over the years the entire family left the beautiful but
troubled country, her parents stay now in New York and most
of her sisters live in Canada. Zaneda was the last of her
family to leave Haiti.
Zaneda has completed her high
school degree at the "College Normalien Reuni" in
Petion Ville and holds a Diploma as an Agricultural
Technicion. In the 80's she worked as an extensionist for the
"Movement for the Implementation of Democracy in
Haiti", from 1990 until she prepared to leave Haiti in
1993, she was Exicutive Director of the "Mouvman Fanm
Kreyol", a developement project for woman in Haitian
Since many years she traveled to
different countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Having
a close friendship to nature and its spirits, she is
overwhelmed by seeing people living so packed in the big
cities of the world. This subject is what she works out in
her naive and colorful paintings, these impressions are the
basis for her paintings and her unique style.
"A house for all people!"
is the concept which she puts into the frame of the four
mystic elements: earth, wind, water and fire, an inspiration
whish she carried from her native country. She expresses in
her paintings her "personal reality" by associating
black with vivid red, blue and green. And she dose it at the
same time with joy and passion, and so vigorously that the
observer can feel the electrifying forth of her Caribbian
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