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Fenced In

Cassandra Burgess's avatar Cassandra Burgess

This piece reflects how I feel disconnected from being able to lend a helping hand. Which is why I purposely sculpted the hand disconnected from the piece onto the fence. I wanted to help and was unsure how I could. So I did what I knew and that was art. An Organization known as Courage Worldwide saw this piece after I had finished and gave me an opportunity to actually help. Courage Worldwide owns two rescue homes for girls who have been Human trafficked in California and Africa. An opportunity opened up for me to help! I went to Africa twice this year! I got to live life with incredible girls that have been rescued. I hiked, played games , danced and painted with them. Creating this piece "Fenced in" not knowing how I could help opened up an opportunity to be with the girls first hand and form relationships.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2.5ft
  • Medium: Chalk pastel, wood, metal, bondo, plaster, joint compound
  • Width: 4ft
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 6ft