One World One Hope Puzzle Kit Combines Art & Entertainment
The Joe Average framable jigsaw puzzle containing 1000 pieces, transforms into a 25'' by 25'' decoration for your wall. Included in the puzzle kit you will receive the puzzle, puzzle glue and Velcro to instantly hang the pieces on the wall. Partial proceeds from every jigsaw puzzle sold are donated to local charities.
About the Artwork
This image was commissioned and designed for the 11th international conference on AIDS. What I wanted to express in this image with the stained glass feeling is that we are all fragile in the face of AIDS but working together with love (the heart in the center) is what we need to do.
Partial proceeds from each Mosaic puzzle
sold go directly to The Covenant House Vancouver
Partial proceeds from each One World
One Hope puzzle sold go directly to PAL Vancouver
Providing love and hope to Vancouver's homeless and at-risk street youth. We help young people aged 16 to 24 who have fled physical, emotional and sexual abuse; those who have been forced from their homes; and those who have aged out of foster care.
Jammed with talent from floor to ceiling, PAL is a creative community engaged with art and with life. You can run into actors, singers, dancers, painters, sculptures, musicians, stage managers and opera singers. PAL is where qualified sneerier performing artists live affordably for the rest of their lives.
About Joe Average
Joe Average is a 63 y.o. Vancouver-based artist. In the 1970’s he started exploring drawing and photography. In 1984, he was diagnosed with HIV, prompting him to put his aspirations into action by making a living from his artwork. Using vivid colours and bold lines as structural elements, Joe created highly stylized paintings. Joe has lent his name and art to many social and humanitarian causes in Canada and has received countless awards and citations for his philanthropic work, the most recent is The Order Of British Columbia. In 2019 Joe was commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to design a coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.