25% of the sale will benefit Adventure 4 Change, a hub of neighbours engaging upstream to prevail against the odds of displacement, poverty and underemployment.
Ali arrived from Eritrea two years ago, graduated grade 8 this summer and jumped into his first job on a landscaping crew. No one will forget his infectious smile when it came time to turn that key on the riding mower.
One of the greatest gifts shared at Adventure 4 Change is the joy of firsts. First time canoeing! First time reading aloud to a child! First time being heard and taken seriously and encouraged by someone other than a parent! For over 100 youth, 200 children and many mothers today, this joy paints bright pictures of tomorrow.
I dedicate “Maple” to Ali. We work this land together: may he grow strong and bring health to it.
"Maple 2" is on exhibition at Seven Shores Community Cafe in Waterloo, partially co-owned by my dear, longtime friends, Steve and Deb Tulloch. They helped form my idea of what it means to love.
We're gonna throw a party! Stop by at the cafe from September 18 to October 26 to wander the WorldRooted gallery and enjoy a delicious treat. Then, make sure to pop by on Saturday, October 26 from 6:00-9:00pm for our open house! The counter will be open, there'll be live music, and WorldRooted swag will be available to purchase. We're all excited to say hi!
Moulding paste, graphite & gesso
Matte clear shield with UV protection