Description Scarification is a means of permanently marking the skin by cutting alone, without the use of pigments. The scars may be lighter or darker than your original skin tone and may raise up (keloid scarring). There are many ways to produce a scar but the cut must always penetrate the dermis if a scar is to be produced. The result depends as much on your skin as the method used. Black skin in particular is very good at producing pronounced keloid scars and this is a popular alternative to tattooing for people with very dark skin, for whom a tattoo might not show up very well. In many parts of Africa these scars are marks of beauty and a way to identify someone belonging to a particular group. Scarification also may mark ones status as a civilized being, adult, or member of a specific ethnic group or initiation association.I spend a day in his school in a remote village of Benin to work on the Art in All of Us activities (www.artinallofus.org). I had really a great time thanks to the
Anthony Asael Member Since December 2006 Artist Statement I am the founder of Art in All of Us (www.artinallofus.org) and working today dedicated to this project.
The mission of Art in All of Us is to promote creatively cultural exchange throughout the UN listed countries, using universal art elements as photography and poetry. The construction of a better and fair world needs to go through the education of the less advantaged person. Therefore, they decided to focus this project on children, since in most countries they are only considered as half a person, and do not benefit from the right to express themselves.
The AiA World Art Book Program of Art in All of Us will present in one book each and every of the 192 UN-listed countries through a single portrait of a resident, a drawing and a poetry done by a local child.
Today they have gathered information of more than 120 countries and Art in All of Us is sponsored by the UNICEF.
To further promote Artistic Education in schools, the proceeds from the sales of this book will contribute to the implementation of the projects of NGOs focused on education and children through art.