This project was commissioned by World Vision to design their Water Warrior Award to be presented to their major donors. My design was chosen as a result of an international competition set up by World Vision.
It was essential to integrate it in order to illustrate the cause of the foundation. World Vision is drilling wells all over the world to provide clean water. In Africa alone, there are 1,600 children who die every day of polluted water. World Vision chose my work because I tried with the sculpture of The Well to evoke health, well being, a sense of relief and belonging to the earth that clean water provides. In the title, "The Well" is a metaphor about youth nourishing our future on this earth. Clean water is an essential element to this future. Furthermore, facial expression is a universal language that all people can understand.
I tried to design something that would fit within the budget World Vision had for this award. In order to also accommodate their budget, I closely worked with the Foundry in order to make sure that the production costs would also fit the budget requirement. The budget and number of awards is confidential and cannot be disclosed.
I'm very proud I won this project and can in my own way participate in the generous and beautiful endeavor of World Vision.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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