Thursday, December 20, 2012

DACS Reclaim

It's not often I get to team up with designers, illustrators, and artists from around the world to do something useful, so I was privileged to join forces with DACS - Designers Against Child Slavery at their recent exhibition in New York City.  DACS is a US-based non-profit group that invites artists from all over the world to utilize their unique skill sets and talents to raise awareness about the world's sex trade, as well as to create a source of funding for the prevention and restoration of survivors of trafficking.  

Art and design is a such a powerful form of communication, and DACS is dedicated to using it to bring change to the world. With over 2 million children alone enslaved in the global sex trade, making a difference seems to be a daunting task, but there is hope!  In partnership with The Blind Project, DACS recently hosted an art exhibition entitled Reclaim on December 3rd in New York City.  Out of the numerous artistic contributions from around the globe, all of the artworks sold!  It's incredibly exciting that art can be used to raise awareness and to make a change.  Thanks again to DACS; I'm thrilled that I could be a part of this. 

Reclaim - My piece for DACS United