So thanks to Nini I got aware of an amazing art project by Yanik Falardeau from Canada. She is collecting feathers made from artists all over the world to make a big bird for her art exhibition and to help children in Haiti:
My vision is for this bird to be hosted by heart-centered businesses all over the country. Each business could host our bird for one month at the cost of 300$. Each 300$ donation feeds and educates one child in Haiti through the Eddy Pascal School. A tax deduction will be offered to each business thanks to the collaboration of the Non-Profit I’m collaborating with. Isn’t that amazing? Just thinking about how our bird will travel to raise awareness gives me goosebumps and when I think of the kids we’ll be helping, well… you can understand why I have to find a way to make this happen.You can read more about Yanik and her project at her homepage: www.avoxtar.com
100% of the donations will go to the children.
I really loved the idea, so I quickly got all things together and made three feathers. I only had very limited art supplies at hand, as I only took a little selection with me when I moved to Salzburg. But I did have my watercolours, you can get some carton everywhere, I found some ribbon I liked in a store and my hosts could spare an envelope. ;)
I could only take a picture with my phone, sorry! But I think you can see them alright. The left one is obviously water-themed, the one in the middle is some kind of leaf, and the one on the right.. well, I don't know, this one just happened. Maybe it's a visualisation of my mind. xD
They already made it all the way to Quebec and Yanik took a video of them. I have no idea if it'll work to post a link to the video on Facebook, but let's try: Klick!
I guess she is already busy setting things up, the art show is starting on the 30th. Good luck Yanik! I hope it will be a great success, for you and the children in Haiti! ♥