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18 | Humanity Project: India – Please help!

Find out how you can help the people in India while they are going through a terrible time of crisis caused by the second wave of the Covid pandemic.

“Lost”

While I was painting this recently finished portrait the second Covid wave hit India mercilessly and has since devastated the country. Suddenly, I felt the subject matter of the painting – a character from a theater play, wearing make-up and a dress in bright colors as well as ornamental jewelry and yet looking so sad and kind of lost – is exactly what sums up the desperate situation many people are currenctly finding themselves in. A beautiful country on hold. And this is also how the painting received its title, “Lost”.

Lost
Gosh Series 7
oil on canvas
70 x 70 cm

The Humanity Project India & The Gosh Series

Since the beginning of 2020, I have a close collaboration with the photographer & storyteller Anjan Gosh in Kolkata. My ongoing Gosh Series is based on Anjans photography exclusively. Needless to say that I have been seriously worried about Anjan and his beautiful country after the images on the news turned into a nightmare.

The Humanity Project India has already been part of my artistic concept. All my paintings based on Anjan’s photographs (The Gosh Series) are part of the project. In case of sales, 10 % of the proceeds will be donated to people or projects in rural India or in the slums of the big cities such as Kolkata. But special times require special actions. The people cannot wait until I sell my art.

You Can Help Today!

Anjan is volunteering for the Red Volunteers who bring food to people that have lost their jobs or are Covid infected and isolated at home. Read what he says on his Facebook page:

“The second wave of the virus has had a massive impact on the entire country, but more so on the people belonging to the so called lower strata of society. With most of these people being daily labourers, the imposed lockdown has taken away that as well. In times like this, we should all put our foot forward, thank God for our privilege and give back to the society, because this pandemic is a human tragedy. Me, along with a few others, are trying to do our bit to ensure that these people at least do not starve themselves to death.”

https://www.facebook.com/iamanjan.ghosh.3114 (19 May 2021)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE, PLEASE SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO ANJANS PAYPAL ACCOUNT AT: anjan1975@gmail.com

The money you send will go directly and 100% to the people in need. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Anjan.

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