This is a traveling art project raising awareness and funds for
domestic violence shelters across the United States.
It is an exhibition that grows and changes every time it is seen.
Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.
And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child.
What if we could protect them?
Every iteration of the exhibit has a new addition to the protective circle of animals surrounding the young woman.
Eventually she will be completely surrounded by guardians.
As the installation grows, it becomes a record of the people and organizations committed to protecting vulnerable members of their communities.
One in four girls and one in six boys
will be sexually abused
before they turn eighteen years old.
One hundred porcelain handmade cups provide a visual representation of this statistic, but their sales help raise funds to support domestic violence shelters. Each exhibit benefits a local organization.