Improving the livelihood of local communities


Oil on canvas, 89 H x 70 W cm / 35 H x 27.6 W in
Created by Ofir Hirsh, under the Abu Lavie identity in 2014.

Through my work with the children of Agua-Sabrosa at Fundacion Marlee-Jo, I gradually became involved with the local community life. The villagers’ life in the countryside of the Dominican Republic is extremely challenging, and I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of problems they face on top of their poverty.
During 2014 I conducted a thorough research on sustainable agriculture techniques, and I came to believe that with proper education and guidance, these villagers can  become prosperous organic farmers. This painting expresses my interest and hopes, and my naive interpretation of the traditional Dominican agriculture landscape.

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Original oil on canvas painting.
Stretched on a wooden frame, shipped in a plywood crate.
Abu Lavie signature in the front. Ofir Hirsh signature in the back along with work details.
A signed certificate of authenticity is attached.
The price includes stretching, packaging and worldwide shipping.
Custom and any local tax at the country of delivery are the sole responsibility of the customer.
In case of return, the amount paid less stretching, packaging and shipping expenses will be refunded to the customer.