About the Orphan Art Project
It was a hot South African summer day in 2006 as I walked through the shacks of
I was struck by the way that these people struggled to regain their dignity by caring for their tin shacks, cleaning them and painting them vivid colors. It occurred to me that there was a very artistic quality to these shacks made of discarded metal from the nearby mines. The textures and tones of rust and dirt mingled with vivid colors of green, red, and yellow. On that day the vision for the Orphan Art Project was birthed.
In 2009 I brought back pieces of tin from a South African shack and found artists from the Denver area who were interested in turning it into soul-stirring art. Each piece of art is unique in the way that it expresses the hopelessness of the human condition while finding beauty in the God given dignity of each person.
The ultimate vision of the Orphan Art Project is to create a non-profit entity that tears down a shack and builds a proper brick home in its place. The metal will then be turned into art which will be sold and the proceeds will fund the building of a new home, and the cycle will continue.
Our family primarily works with orphans in
If you are interested in getting involved or supporting this cause, please send us an email at JennyLincoln@hotmail.com. Now that we are back in South Africa we need people in the
Please browse through the pieces below.