The Interdependence Hexagon Project #4, created by the efforts of individuals residing in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and (Kigali) Rwanda
Title: Compassion, Action, Balance
Theme: Interdependence / Community
Materials & Techniques Used: Colored Pencils, text, collage, paint, collage, transfers
Organizer: Beth Burkhauser
Participants: Students grades, 4th, 5th, and 12th
Artist – Izere Alistide with the group Art with a Mission
Emmanuel Nkuranga, Teacher
Nyarugenge(District) Kigali, Rwanda
Artist – Erin Nguyen from Union Endicott High School
Cindy Henry, Teacher
Endicott, New York
Artist – Rebekah Geevarghese from South MS
Emily Cook, Teacher
Arlington Heights Illinois
What is your artwork about? My intent of my hexagon was to say that anything that we believe separates us; race, country, gender, etc…, is irrelevant. We are all the same. And we all stand together. If we could just see beyond trivial things, perhaps the world would be different.
WE can take action by reaching out for justice, poverty and freedom in the world.
As we carry large loads in Rwanda, they must have balance to carry carried successfully – so, too must the world work together to balance its resources.
Did your group enjoy working on this project? From orphans in Kigali, Rwanda, to Senior High Advanced Placement students in New York to Middle School in Illinois – all have expressed excitement and engagement! Even though created individually in separate locations – combined they express a unified and powerful statement about how we need to be – and ARE – connected!
Do you have any other ideas of projects the IFC could do? Cover the globe Virtually with images thus creating an ongoing and expanding gallery of art work that aims at making a difference in the world – on this globe!