|The Potter's Hands: Bringing Hope Through the Arts|
Acclaimed sculptor, Douwe Blumberg -- known for his "America's Response Monument" at Ground Zero in NYC -- recently visited Japan on a short term mission trip. While here, Douwe created a unique sculpture of (God's) hands releasing birds into the air. Douwe said, "I wanted to create a piece of art that would inspire and bring hope to the lives of the Japanese people." Douwe donated his sculpture to SonRise Cafe, where it is on display. In an exclusive CRASH interview, Douwe discusses his admiration of the Japanese work ethic and how it relates to his life as an artist.
Hula, music, card-making, quilting, and drawing are some of the creative activities that CRASH Japan volunteers utilize to connect with survivors and share the love of God. One volunteer even brought her full-sized harp that she plays at mobile cafés and other venues. Make a donation to CRASH to support our creative arts/sports fund! See instructions here.