Current Location:
Kleiner Commons -> 2nd Floor (KLC)
Location Notes:
KLC; CLAS Tutoring; 2nd Floor; Entry near elevator

End the World Water Crisis Series (I Have To Get My Steps In)

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.24.2
Artist:
Kendra Smith
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
2018
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
Colored poster with an image of a young girl with a jug on her head and the words "I Have To Get My Steps I").
Historical Context:
"I developed a passion for solving the water crisis through fundraising for a water organization, Team World Vision, and through an Honors class I took called World Water Issues. I wanted to call attention to this issue by combining my knowledge from research with my graphic design skills to create this poster series. This series is critical of American's desire to achieve 10,000 steps a day, while children in third world countries are walking miles daily for their basic human needs. In our country, we take clean, accessible water for granted. In third world countries, water is the key to everything. Having clean, accessible water can take a village out of poverty and help children gain the education they need. This series specifically calls us to action through the use of storytelling. Through the fitness lens, the audience learns about the strain the water crisis puts on the bodies of children." - Kendra Smith