I just finished a piece for an amazing benefit auction that is going live today.
All of the proceeds go to help an incredible group of kids in Sierra Leone.
I hope that everyone who would want to bid on a piece from the auction could see the film, because it is truly inspiring. The film was made by two friends at Blue Sky, and the postcard project and website was the brainchild of my friend Vicki Saulis(an incredible sculptor, also at Blue Sky)
Here is a small intro from the auction website that describes the project better than I could:
"Two colleagues at Blue Sky Studios, David LaMattina and Chad Walker, have created a feature-length documentary about a pen pal program between a group of at-risk sixth graders living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and orphans from the war living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Postcard Art project is an extension of the their film "Brownstones To Red Dirt" which features children from both schools. The kids in both places have inspired us all to want to do more and so we're putting together an art auction of original postcards based around the same central theme of the film in a fundraising effort to build a school for the orphans in Freetown, Sierra Leone and create a library for the youth at their school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn."