drawing

5th International Day of Education

Two quotes for this 5th UNESCO International Day of Education:

“No country in the world should bar women and girls from receiving an education,” 

Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General

 

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world,”

Malala Yousafzai, UN Messenger of Peace and Nobel laureate.

 

The day has been dedicated by UNESCO to all the girls and women in Afghanistan, who have been denied their right to learn, study and teach. The Organization condemns this serious attack on human dignity and on the fundamental right to education.

546 leaves


 
I have begun this drawing of the 546 leaves I collected today from the Pacific Spirit Park to represent the 546 children separated from their parents. As a parent and grandparent who loves his children and grandchildren so much this is my way of representing the heartbreak and the anguish being felt by so many families suffering in this tragic story of state supported kidnapping of children.
 

 
As the drawing continues I will post its progress and will be thinking of each child as I draw every one of these fragile leaves.

no end in sight

After enjoying a week of pure joy here at home sadly it seems nothing has changed in Trump’s America where the carnage and mayhem continues unabated with no end in sight.

sublime Yuja


 
What a treat today enjoying the sublime Yuja Wang whose breathtaking virtuosity was on full display on the final day of Virtual Verbier Festival, thanks to Medici TV. Seeing and hearing her play is such a privilege and in these troubled times her inspirational artistry uplifts us all.
 

Thank you Yuja.