Future Grace

Susan Sheets Odo's avatar Susan Sheets Odo

Future Grace represents the struggle of Nigerian Orphans. The country has 8.6 million orphans, higher than Ethiopia and the The Central Republic of Cango. These children are orphans have no family members alive to care for them. In this poor country where there is no governmental programs, only NGO's and Faith Based Organizations try to meet the children's needs, Grace Village Ministry is building orphanages and trying to make a difference. The street kids wander through villages and cities, often without clothes or shoes, hoping for enough food to live. Many are killed by human ritualists, animal predators, and disease. They desire the same thing all people desire, a family, food, shelter, and clothes. The The children's hopes for the future are reflected in their eyes. The young boy hopes for an education knowing the power of a good education. The young girl hopes for a family and steady meals. Yet even in the face of tragedy, the children laugh, and hope in future grace.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 -2 inches
  • Medium: soft pastel on canvas
  • Width: 20 - 60 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 16-48 inches