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Goooal
2006
sign letters, wire fence
12x27x3 inches
private collection
Goooal, 2006
I donated this piece to the Art+Life+Kenya Message in a Bottle project in 2006. A team of volunteers had gone to a special school in Kenya designed to house orphans of AIDS victims. The team brought back drawings and writings from the children and then handed them out to artists. The artists used the inspirations to create art that would be auctioned off to raise money for the school. The drawings from the children were supposed to represent their dreams. The drawing I receieved showed a soccer player and the young man wrote about wanting to be a professional footballer. I interpreted his thoughts as a wonderful goal in life and combined that with a popular, cultural reference to soccer itself.
One of my friends was on that team of volunteers and convinced me to be part of the project. He ended up buying my art at the auction!