Over ten-thousand women are trafficked from Nepal into India every year. It is necessary for this epidemic to be addressed; however, how does one depict such a heavy topic through symbolism while simultaneously painting hope and love? “The Wall of Hope” is a campaign led by Bev Hoffman that transforms deteriorating walls around Nepal with colors of love, destiny lines of freedom written into the hand prints of students and the dreams of people freed from trafficking. This week the World Painting Tour joins forces with the Wall of Hope to Paint both the European Union Consulate and the Australian Embassy in Kathmandu,
A young boy with broken sandals, feet torn and weathered from the street and hair telling the tangled story of his short life, approached the Australian Embassy wall where my team and I were painting the #WallofHope mural. The boy stared at the two painted children with a glossy gaze for some time. He watched each of the artists’ hands intently as our brushes married paint with wall. He then moved slowly and curiously to the buckets of paint,
In the cultural capital of the Gujarat, India Robert Markey and I were invited by the Municipality and Sachin Kaluskar to participate in a project that has never been done before. Here in #Vadodara we have spent the last week painting together with five incredible Pithora artists, who have carried on their spiritual indigenous painting style for centuries. Pithora art is said to be a “dying art” because this beautiful art form has not been promoted,
It was an incredible honor to direct this Mural on wood with artists from across the Americas in the 5th annual reunion of OMAI (organisacion mundial de los artistas integrados) in Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina! This painting will hang on the wall of the municipality theatre. Thank you to everyone who added their love and support to make this possible. This is the first of 10 murals that will painted around the world in the next three months. Stay tuned!