Watercolor on Archival Paper, 22″ x 30″, 56 cm x 76 cm
I almost have all the leaves of the vines blocked in since I last posted this latest painting. While designing this painting I chose to incorporate vines to reflect new growth, or being rooted or grounded in a safe place or new home. Vines are also very tenacious and can survive in some of the most adverse conditions, therefore they also represent the victims of human trafficking.
Hope City Orlando, or as it’s known on Facebook as Hope City United, will make a new home and a safe place a reality for victims of human trafficking. If you are just checking in to my blog, I am doing this painting to be auctioned off at their fundraiser, “Hope is Home,” in September. Their goals are to raise enough funds to provide a safe home and a three-year reintegration program for victims of human trafficking in my community of Orlando, Florida. I am ashamed to say that Orlando is a hub for this abhorrent circumstance. If you live in the Orlando area, please think about supporting this cause.