"The Least of These" Senior Thesis Project

This project was my thesis project as a part of the completion of my Bachelors in Fine Arts degree. I painted 20 portraits of children needing sponsors through Compassion International, a non-profit that connects at risk children from impoverished and developing countries with sponsors who provide funds for housing, food, schooling, and other needs. The project culminated in a gallery show that gave attendants the opportunity to sponsor the kids from the paintings, at which point they were given the painting of their sponsored child. This event led to all 20 children being sponsored that night, as well as further collaboration between Compassion and myself.