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Baby Zika

Baby Zika” for Blanket Project, an ongoing online exhibition. Kim Vanderheiden, pencil and ink, 2016.

For the children disabled by Zika and their families, in whichever country they live, that they may receive needed care and support throughout their lifetimes.

The Blanket Project is based on the swaddling blanket that many local children receive from hospitals as newborns. There are some people we feel great compassion for but don’t know how to help. There are some who require a lifetime of care, but we may forget about them in the busy day to day of our own lives. There are some for whom we may not feel inclined towards compassion because what they’ve done upsets us. There are some who are lost, and we don’t know how to reach them. There are some who have faced unimaginable pain, perhaps with great courage or perhaps not. In this body of work, I hope to share the holding of each person in heart and mind as we would our own child.

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