These pregnant women strapped paintbrushes to their stomachs for the most beautiful reason ever
The world is full of amazing events,incredible incidents and remarkable ideas all played out by humans expressing their highest degrees of creativity. However none is as unique as this latest trend of a fundraiser for infant mortality in Africa.
The Unborn Artists campaign in Belgium undertook the most ambitious and creative event for charity. They had paintings done by none other than babies still in the womb. Pregnant mothers strapped paintbrushes to their stomachs to create works of art. Read on to know more about this unbelievable project.
1 Pregnant Moms in Belgium Got Together For a Unique Fund Raiser
The world isn’t as hunky dory as you think. In Africa, thousands of babies die each year. Some die during childbirth and some as a result of miscarriages all because of malnourishment, poverty, lack of medical technology and medicinal supplies. Not only is this heartbreaking, as women are reduced to tears, many die due to conditions resulting from such complications in childbirth.
When pregnant women in Belgium heard about an event being organized under the charitable banner of Unborn Artists, they jumped to the initiative. After all, no mother-to-be could ever hear of such tragedy without feeling an emotional link with mothers in Africa. Groups of women aged 32 to 39 got together to be part of the amazing and unusual project.
2 Paintbrushes Were Taped To the Stomachs of Expectant Mothers
All of the expectant mothers were volunteers in the ‘Unborn Artists’ project where they strapped paintbrushes to their stomachs. The entire episode was videotaped and compiled into a short film to generate charity whose proceeds would go towards medical aid for expectant mothers in Africa.
The tips of two to three paintbrushes were taped to the stomach of the expectant mother. The bristle ends of the brush were dipped in various shades of paint. Then they sat and waited in patience for something amazing that would happen.
3 Magical movements by the unborn babies!
When the pregnant women experienced a kicking action by their babies in the wombs, the paintbrush would move creating patterns of paint on the canvas. It was simply incredible. Every mom-to-bewas able to interpret her baby’s feet action on canvas. Some movements resulted in a line across the canvas, some a mini cluster of colors and some bold blotches. Those with truly active little babies were rewarded with interesting splattering of paint on the canvas.
4 ‘Unborn Artists’ Project in Belgium Produced the Most Unusual Artwork Ever
The creative idea of the ‘Unborn Artists’ project was conceived a few years back. The video was posted on YouTube where it received more than 13000 hits. The idea of course is pretty cool and a novel concept for raising awareness on the plight of unborn children in Africa.The project of course akin to an experiment produced some of the most unusual artwork ever. The artworks were sold at various charitable events to raise money for the purpose.The proceeds were donated to the SOS Children’s Villages.
5 The Most Beautiful Project Ever!
When pregnant mothers strapped paintbrushes to their stomachs for the project, little did they know that their campaign would generate such popularity.It has succeeded in its attempt to highlight the plight of unborn children in Africa. Countries like Somalia, Angola and Central African Republic feature high infant mortality rates amounting to about 200 deaths per 1000 live births in each country. A beautiful initiative has been taken for an important cause. It somehow feels like the unborn artists in the wombs of pregnant women reached out to the unborn babies who need help. If sharing and caring can start at such levels, then the world will become a beautiful place to live in. Take a look at the amazing video and help in spreading awareness about this noble initiative.