“To inspire, heal and improve the quality of life for children in need through the creative process of art.”
“We believe that there are not words as powerful as a single drawing, sock puppet play, mural, photograph or creative enterprise. Using art as a catalyst for healing and expression we intend to initiate whimsy and wonder while infusing creativity into disaster stricken communities. So often children are not part of the conversation within a hard hit, natural disaster area. We bring their ideas, thoughts and emotions to life in full color regardless of language, creed or custom. We do this using art as the Universal Language.”
About the Project: HOPE Art papered 18 portraits (roughly 4.5feet by 4feet) in various spots around PaP and Jacmel in August 2011. For the 2nd anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake in January 2012, we'd like to leave a trail of HOPE by papering the streets with portraits of girls ages 4-15 years old holding up signs explaining their hopes, ambitions and dreams.
About the Adhesive: Wheatpaste (also known as potato paste, flour paste, rice paste, Marxist glue, or simply paste) is a liquid adhesive made from vegetable starch and water. It has been used since ancient times for various arts and crafts such as book binding, decoupage, collage, and papier-mâché. It is also made for the purpose of adhering paper posters to walls and other surfaces (often in graffiti). Closely resembling wallpaper paste, it is often made by mixing roughly equal portions of flour and water and heating it until it thickens, or by smearing cooked rice into a paste.
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