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 PAL Vancouver which provides affordable homes for senior performing artists.
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.
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. In 2010 he started photographing again creating a series of self-portraits to document his struggles with lipoatrophy. 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. 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.