We Were Strangers Too

A Family in the Snow by David Gross

Continue Shopping or View Cart

Artist Statement

"The painting by a teenage Syrian girl, asked to paint the future she hopes for, shows a family in the snow." - David Gross

The paintings in this series were made by Syrian refugee children as part of program to bring psychological survival skills to refugee children. The Inside-Outside Project and Artivism.rocks visited schools in Reyhanli, Gaziantep and Kahramanmara? (Turkey), and in Jbeil and Beirut (Lebanon). Artivism.rocks is a program to teach psychological survival skills to refugee children. There is not enough psychosocial support for refugees, many of whom symptoms of trauma from their war experiences. The seeds of future wars is planted in the children of today?s wars, and Artivism.rocks hopes to bring easy to implement, low-cost, reproducible help to better the lives of children of war ? to reduce the future effects of today?s wars. Learn more about Artivism.rocks at http://artivism.rocks/ See photographs of the children at http://insideoutsideproject.org/

About We Were Strangers Too

We Were Strangers Too is a collection of designs showing how diverse and universal the refugee experience truly is. Proceeds support the Anti-Defamation League, the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.