“This piece is one of a series with fishes I made last year when I first arrived to NY. As Haiti is an island I thought sending one of this images working with water and sea life would be attractive to possible buyers. As an artist I have not many resources, and giving out my work is the best way I can find to help right now.”
Art Loves Haiti is a way for artists and people who love art to contribute to the aid efforts in Haiti. It is a collective auction of artwork, that contributes directly to the children and families affected by the earthquake Haiti on 12 January 2010.
Proceeds from this auction will go to Save the Children Haiti Emergency Appeal. The earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010 affected 1.8 million people living in Haiti. The death toll has been estimated to be over 100,000. Save The Children has over 200 staff on the ground in Haiti, with the priority of saving childrens lives by distributing emergency aid, including food and medical supplies and field hospitals to provide children and families with life-saving assistance. They are setting up spaces where children are protected from abuse, exploitation, and family separation and are able to access safe and quality education.
Art Loves Haiti was conceived on January 14, 2010, when artist Sarah Larnach and musician Pip Brown auctioned a rare piece of Ladyhawke artwork to contribute to the aid effort in Haiti. The auction received an overwhelming response from compassionate individuals wanting to help. Art Loves Haiti aims to relieve the suffering, and help rebuild the lives of children and their families affected by the tragedy. Visit the facebook page for information.
Save the Children has been working in Haiti since 1978. For more information on Save The Children, go to www.savethechildren.org.nz Save the Children New Zealand is a registered charity in New Zealand (CC25367). Save the Children New Zealand authorises Sarah Larnach to list items on our behalf and collect charitable funds raised on our behalf.