For Future Generations
My Fellow Americans
2015 CEPA GALLERY
The Children of San Jose del Negrito, Honduras
In 2014 my partner and I traveled to a remot mountain village in Honduras. Our reason of travel, was to build a playground for the children of this village. We learned that the children of the village had no access to school or family portraits, so we set up a day to provide our services to the kids. The Portraits inside the medical compound (the only medical building in the area which provdies care for 13 villages).
We used a waiting bench from the compound for the kids to pose on. With the sun dodging in and out from clouds, it took only one photograph being taken for the kids to realize I could see their images in real time, the entire session turned into the most adorable form of play and fasination. The kids would grab one another pose, and rush back to see their images on screen.
All photographs were printed and sent with a medical brigade back to the children of San Jose and their families. All proceeds from the opening went to the village of San Jose del Negrito's Health Committe for basic community needs via Shoulder to Shoulder Pittsburgh.
Once stateside, my partner and I recreated the bench for the opening in hopes viewers could try and immagine themselves in the childrens viewpoint.
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As an artist I believe in allowing viewers to have a say in an artist work, sometimes its the viewers who actually create the work.
Installed in gallery was two foldable chairs, writing utenciles of sorts, lots of paper and press pins, and lastly a set of rules on the wall which stated :
Give me a list of your top ten which you would like to achive/have achieved in your lifetime and tack it onto the wall.
130 Letters were created in total, all unique. The point made is that we all need to take the time to ponder over what it is we want to do with our short amount of time here on earth.
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