“I can’t believe this. This is my dream. I can’t believe this.
This is wonderful, awesome. I’m so happy. I’m happy, happy, happy, happy.”
~ Abdoulaye Conde, speaking to reporters while receiving his trophy
Vibrant Life Lessons
Celebrating our Connectivity
If Hollywood wrote the script, we may not even believe it.
We are over-the-top excited about Abdoulaye’s ArtPrize victory. Thank you!! Thanks to everyone who voted, sent love, bought tote bags and t-shirts, and shared in the thrill of his journey.
The prize money? Lives-changing . . . not just life-changing.
This will prize will generate positive impacts for so many people.
Here, and in Abdoulaye’s home country of Guinea.
I’m equally excited that this mural caught the attention, curiosity, and admiration of so many people! This vibrant piece combines Guinea’s national symbol (the elephant) and Abdoulaye’s favorite childhood memories (going to the beach). Together, the message is clear . . . we are all connected; we can share our wisdom and live in harmony.
And while we’re at it, why not be JOYFUL?! 🥰
Most affirming is how people connected with Abdoulaye and Anisa throughout this process.
Abdoulaye worked 12 hour days for 25 days on this piece.
Then, throughout the competition, he was at his mural playing music, grinning ear to ear, wrapping people up in hugs, sharing his beautiful, authentic self. Anisa was at his side. Designing, ordering, and selling merchandise. Answering so many questions. Showing up for it all.
In fact, when Abdoulaye’s name was announced, he said, “We won! We won!” 💗
Thanks for being part of the excitement,
P.S. If you’d like one of the new Through it All t-shirts, featuring the elephants, you can find them here.