Art for social transformation
Art is a tool that allows us to communicate and express different opinions. During the month of April 2018, our intention was to inspire and strengthen the relation between people and nature. This is what we hoped to achieve while painting a mural in the local Petit Bordel School in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
At the same time, we carried out a task of decorating the main hall of our school for an Earth Day.
Creating a mural was an inspiring experience for both of us. Our concept was developing throughout the process. The main idea was to raise awareness about nature, natural resources and the different ecosystems that surround the island. The local children of all age groups were visiting and interacting with us most of the time which was encouraging, intimidating and sometimes even frustrating. However all these experiences have helped us to create ang grow the project into a success.
Our school had celebrated Earth Day as an open day for locals participating with the academy. The theme for an Earth Day of 2018 was plastics and our incentive was to recycle materials to portray the inadequate use and the consequences it has in the future for nature and for humans.