This month's challenge for PCAGOE is about negative space. I coupled this piece to coincide with our annual Morrisburg Polymer Clay Gathering fundraising auction. Since our recipient cause is http://plancanada.ca/because-i-am-a-girl I chose to do something inspired by that theme.
This cause is very close to my heart. I am so fortunate to live in a country that gives girls and women opportunities to education, to careers, health care and justice. Even if we have fought for those rights and that we still have a long way to go to full equality, we as women, have a relative freedom other women in the world only dream about. Like it is our duty to keep working at equity and equality it is also our duty to work at making all girls and women as free as we are.
"World in Her Hands" is about recognizing that the state of our planet is in our hands. It is also about knowing that by taking care of our children, our girls, we can then feel certain that it will be one of those girls, or many of those girls, who will build a better place for us and them in the future.
We just finished another wonderful year in Morrisburg and the fundraising auction has raised the most money yet. I don't have the final numbers yet so stay tuned for another blog post about that.
This piece is also part of my 2016 focus of Wall Art. It is made on a wooden canvas and is all clay. I sculpted the hand and the globe. I cut out the globe to make the "negative space". Someone took the piece home with them and they also take with them a piece of my heart and my many thanks for the support.
Do any of you have favorite charities that tug at their heart strings? Let me know and if you are so inclined, the above mentioned charity is always needing more funds.