“Children of the Wind” is an exhibition of children's art from nine countries,
Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Philippines, Uganda and Zambia.
These children are in difficult situations. They are child labourers, and child soldiers. Their lives are sometimes horrible and they are often brutalized by the conditions in which they find themselves.
They express their experience shockingly well through their art.
Using their art, we created an exhibit to expose their plight to the world. The opening of the exhibit was in the Canadian Senate on November 19,1998, to coincide with the anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of -the Rights of the Child.
It will travel Canada for three years, and then to the countries where the art was made.
The centerpiece for the exhibit is a conceptual sculpture of a play structure to heighten the contrast between the dream of play and the harsh reality of the childrens’ lives.
Client: Cultural connections, Ottawa