More than most places, in Africa
there is a certain power that emanates from the land itself.
The people, in their resilience, add to this energy to make
it one of the most striking places on this planet.
The people, however, have great
need for international awareness and support. The main reason
I donate paintings to Unicef auctions is for their work in
Home to only 10% of the population,
70% of adults and 80% of children alive in the world today
who suffer from HIV/AIDS live in Africa. In 2003 I worked
with Katy Tartakoff and the Children's Legacy in Denver. They
had published a book bearing witness to those living in Kenya
who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. As an awareness
raising tool, the book was distributed to classrooms across
the US. We held an exhibition, book signing and poetry reading
where 100% of sales went back to educating the children portrayed
in Katy's moving black and white photographs.
view work from Kenya
right: provider, oil on canvas