International Domestic Violence Memorial Project Info:
“Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth.” – Archimedes (287 BC – 212 BC), 300 B.C.
The Domestic Violence Memorial is a community-based project to commemorate victims have been murdered and those that have survived the trauma of domestic violence. Each panel would tell the story of victim or survivor in such a way that would draw more attention to the plight of victims worldwide.
Artists and victims would be paired together to create individual hand crafted paintings for each panel of a mural mosaic using the talents from the Mural Mosaic team in St. Albert Canada, a world renowned group of artists. By first creating a master image and theme, each panel would be designated to a particular artist with a set of guidelines as per the color and shapes to be used. Each piece would then be transferred to panels of glass, mounted in its final form and put together to create the final master image.
Once the masterpiece is finished the memorial would be go on tour to various prominent museums and public locations before being installed on its final location as a permanent display.
Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: To raise awareness about how widespread the problem of domestic violence is worldwide.
1.1 To provide information about resources for victims in each community where the exhibit is being displayed.
1.2 The prevention of domestic violence through educating the community.
Goal 2: To raise funds for the creation of a Memorial and a Memorial Fund that would be used to provide emergency finances for victims as well as funds for various NGO’s (Non-Government Organizations) that help victims directly, by utilizing the following methods:
2.1 To assist in covering the cost of the artwork, companies and other organizations could sponsor the cost each panel.
2.2 To have celebrities sign each of the original panels and then auction them to the public. The resulting funds would be contributed towards the memorial fund.
2.3 To create an online retailing shop that would sell recreations from the masterpiece and its panels such as books, posters, mugs and even recreations of the final glass memorial.
Goal 3: Locate potential locations of temporary exhibits as well as a permanent display of the memorial by:
3.1 Contacting various museums and locations which a high amount of foot traffic.
3.2 Cities, property owners, and communities could submit bids to win the chance to host the permanent display