The Medium Is The Message

The new World Vision magazine this month features a fascinating work of art by Minneapolis artist Phil Hansen.

Phil Hansen chose to portray his sponsored child, Daudi Natiigo from Uganda on 44 Starbucks coffee cups. He states that there are a number of possible explanations. I like them all. One is that for the price of a cup of coffee each day it's possible to help a child in desperate need. Another is that some of the cups are upright and some upside down. Is this child's cup full, or is it empty?

Hansen has raised $3,000 selling posters, postcards, and prints of the original work and is donating the money raised to Daudi's community to further World Vision's work there.


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