One project I am doing before even going to Ghana is very similar to The Memory Project. The Director of the program in Ghana was kind enough to send me portraits of the kids at the orphanage I will be working at and I, along with the help of many others, will create portraits based on those images and I will bring them with me and deliver them to the children as something they get to keep as a memory and something to call their own. I recently finished my first portrait of this adorable girl and this is the result!
I’m really excited to see how the kids react to their portraits, and to simply see all of them! There are over 40 portraits being made and I couldn’t have done it without the help of art students at my old high school and generous friends. Now to start on a few more portraits before trip time comes!