Social integration through the arts: a project took place in September at the Ferienheim Aeschiried, Bernese Oberland/Switzerland.
Under the guidance of their teachers, Valentin Leibundgut and Kuno von Känel, children from a school in the mountains and from a home for children with special needs came to Aeschiried to spend a week together. The aim was to create a giant puzzle: the Creation.
First, it had to be painted under the guidance of the artist anf former TV-producer Pierre-André Müller; then coloured with great care. All elements are to be found in the picture: water, air, light and matter, a beautiful rainbow; plants, animals and two little people. Enthusiasm for our environment is perceived in this work of art!
The picture was then split up: “together, we shall be one!”, was the logo of the camp; aiming at bringing 12’000 little pieces together to make the puzzle complete, again; aiming at overcoming our differences.
A beautiful experience!
A big Thank You goes to:
Rainer Zimmerli, Ferienzentrum Aeschiried
Valentin Leibundgut, Mittelschule Winklen, Winklen/Frutigen
Kuno von Känel, Regionales Behindertenzentrum, Interlaken
André-Pierre Müller, painter and former TV Producer
The Puzzle was exposed in fall/winter at the Geneva Airport at Gate A8.