UBUNTU from ABOVE on Vimeo.
Above was kind enough to send 12oz the recently completed video of his project, of which he says
“While in Cape Town, South Africa last year I initiated an art project in the township of Lavender Hill, involving the community and especially the children of the area in the process.
The word UBUNTU is a southern African ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on people’s allegiances and relations with each other.
Having painted in this impoverished township weeks prior, I quickly noticed how interested the children were with making art. Their township had an overwhelming number is discarded tires littered all over their property. A few weeks later, I conceptualized a fun project involving the communities children and re-appropriating the hundreds of tires, to make a colorful totem pole. The enthusiasm and smiles of the children touched me deeply! I was honored to introduce them to painting, as many of them have never held a brush or painted before.”
It sure looks like everyone had fun. Cheers to Above and all those involved!