Graphite pencil drawing on cotton paper.
155cm x 110cm
This drawing was inspired by my parents' travels to Madagascar.
They volunteered for a few years, helping the local kids learn french and the adults build wells and sanitary stations.
The children they met were always happy, smiling, and welcoming. They would share everything they owned, no matter how small.
On one occasion, while a little boy had a runny nose and was typically wiping it on his sleeve, my parents gave him a tissue which he then carefully ripped along all the square edges and gave a piece to each one of his friends. This obviously made the tissue completely useless but it showed the level of empathy and community they have there.
The bottom of the drawing is ripped to symbolise this story and to remind me to be more generous and more community focused.