In our travels, there were several places that Carrie and I could not go.
This was not because of some current political agenda or religious practice.
No… we could not explore certain parts of the world, places you would think would be safe – beautiful forests and ancient ruins – because in these areas, you can be blown up just by going for a walk.
Think about it… your child goes for a walk… and doesn’t come home, because of some landmines that have been in a field, just waiting, for more than 30 years.
Or your dog goes running off into some trees, and the next thing you know, there’s an explosion…
This is reality for many people, in many parts of the world.
Worldwide, more than 700 people are killed *every month* (more than 8,000/year) by landmines.
Bosnia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Honduras, all over the world.
What does that do to your mind and your perception of the world, if you can’t even go for a walk in a nearby forest, for fear that you might be blown up?
Brett Van Ort has brought this to light through his artwork, and he’s asking for help to make the awareness of this issue grow.
He’s doing this through a site called KickStarter.
If you feel an inclination to help, you can help fund this project and have your name included as part of Brett’s exhibition, to bring awareness to the challenge landmines pose to humanity.