The World Painting Tour – Chapter 10: Emerging From the Trenches of the Brick

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,

World Painting Tour: Chapter 11 – Inspiration Onward – The Wall of Hope meets the Anti sex trafficking/ Child Labor Campaign of the Australian Embassy

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,