The video is of the San Francisco venue of the tour for Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project and including the entries for the 2011 Fiction Project, in which I participated with my entry The Dust of Life, based on the theme I chose to interpret (I’m a Scavenger). You can check out some of the pages I created for the project at my blog entry The Dust of Life which draws attention to the plight of child scavengers around the world.
Child scavengers as young as 3 labour each day sometimes on huge waste sites to ‘earn’ barely enough to feed themselves. My entry included a list of charitable causes dedicated to helping street children ‘The Dust of Life’ as they are known in Vietnam, selected from the web site Just Giving. It’s easy to donate to the causes at Just Giving, with a few clicks of the mouse.
It’s nice to know that my ‘drop in the ocean’ is circulating and that someone may read it, that it’s not a painting on a wall in a gallery awaiting a 10 second gawp before the viewer moves on.
I’m participating in the 2012 Sketchbook Project, which will tour also outside of the US to Australia and also to a London gallery. I’ll be able to get to the London venue myself, maybe meet some of the other artists.
P.S. I didn’t really pack the cat. This pic is from a previous move. My cat loves to help out with whatever I’m doing. Here she’s ‘inspecting’ a tool bag for me.
- The Dust of Life (annisik51.wordpress.com)