Artist: Ismael Sequeira
* 1969 São Tomé
1994-1998 Graphic Art and Painting, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
1998-1999 Painting, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
1998-2002 Sculpturing, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
I've designed my bear looking at the living conditions in São Tomé and Príncipe. I particularly see the children and the women as victims of the system. My matter of concern is to show how urgent political, social and economic changes are. It is my vision and my hope that all the people of this world, including those living in São Tomé and Príncipe, have full human rights. When I participated in the project, I imagined that the children of this world are in a circle like the bears, holding hands and smiling at the people. They take hope for freedom and human rights for every country out into the world.
Sponsor: Merck Finck & Co.