KUNM Local
4:21 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

Fundraising and international genocide awareness project starts in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico may seem very away from places where genocide has taken place in recent years.

If you listen to the news though, you've heard about it: Rwanda, Sudan, the Congo and more.

One New Mexico artist wants to not only bring attention to genocide but also raise money to support organizations that work to prevent it.

The One Million Bones project will let anyone submit an artist created bone, along with a five dollar donation. It's launching this weekend in Albuquerque.

Artist Naomi Natale created the project, and she has experience doing this kind of work.

Two years ago, she led the Cradle Project, which exhibited cradles to awareness about the millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa who have been orphaned by poverty and disease.

Natale stopped by the studio this week to talk about collaborating on an art project that is taking on a difficult topic.

Naomi Natale is an artist, Ted Senior Fellow, Carl Wilkens Fellow and founder and director of the One Million Bones project.

More information about the project, including guidelines for submitting an artist made bone, can be found at OneMillionBones.org.