Last spring I participated in an exhibition called The Cradle Project.
The Cradle Project was an art installation composed of over five hundred cradles made by artists from around the world. This exhibition was created by founder Naomi Natale to raise awareness and financial support for the estimated 48 million orphaned children in Sub-Saharan Africa due to disease and poverty.
Each cradle was sponsored for at least one hundred dollars. Along with auctioning some of the cradles, The Cradle Project also raised money by choosing seventy cradles to be featured and published in a book called The Cradle Project: Benefiting the FireLight Foundation.
My cradle was chosen!
I was honored to be chosen and even more honored to participate in an exhibition that gave me an opportunity to use my artwork for a greater purpose.
I hope to be involved in more exhibits like this one, or even coordinate one myself.
All proceeds from this exhibition went to The FireLight Foundation. The FireLight Foundation awards grants to grassroots programs providing food, shelter, eduction, and health care to orphaned and sick children in Sub-Saharan Africa due to poverty and HIV/AIDS. Thanks to The Cradle Project this foundation can award $90,000 to these programs!
To learn more about this exhibition and foundation, see more of the cradles, make a donation, or purchase a copy of the book please visit www.thecradleproject.org.