A 67 Year Old
As Senegal's former Minister of Ecology, the 67yr old was able to rally citizens from the local coastal population to help him plant 152 million mangrove buds by hand and it created a truly beautiful coastal Mangrove forest stretching hundreds of square miles. Planting since 2009, Haidar el Alie's efforts have produced one of the most stunning successes in the history of modern large-scale reforestation, the restoration of an entire Senegalese mangrove swamp, one of the largest of its kind in the world.
The Brick Thief is rapidly making a name in the ceramics world through creating abstract ceramic heads. "My main interest as a ceramic artist is the human emotions and how they are translated in our faces. I have conversations with people, usually about their memories. Often people like to share stories from their childhood revealing a wide variety of emotions. My chief intention is to find different ways to convey these emotions, communicating them through my ceramic practice, consequently giving each piece a 'Presence'.”
The Brick Thief achieves this by painting and printing colored porcelain slips, oxides and glazes onto the clay form. Raw human emotions and feelings are incorporated by embedding broken shards of crockery into the clay structure of the faces. These shards represent memories; they trigger emotions which are embedded in our personalities.
We have teamed up together to create 5 exclusive Good News heads, each with their own individual story around positive news. After this year, don’t we all need it. There are also accompanied prints with only 50 of each available exclusively around the world.
We hope this art brings you joy and energy.
All profits will be donated to Shelter. Shelter exists to fight for all those whose lives are blighted by the loss of their home – and all whose lives will be affected if things don’t change.
Width - Approx 26cm
Height - Approx 33cm
Depth - Approx 22cm