Naomi Natale

Founder/ Director, One Million Bones
Albuquerque, NM, United States

About Naomi

Bio

Naomi Natale is an installation artist, photographer, and social activist.
She is most interested in using art to bring about and inspire social change. She accomplishes this by creating and directing large-scale art installations that engage hundreds and thousands of artists, activists and children to act on behalf of a social cause. Naomi believes that by inspiring action through art, you can change the world one person at a time.

She is the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a fundraising art installation designed to call attention to the plight of the estimated 48 million children orphaned by disease and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Using the symbolism of empty cradles to represent the lost potential of these orphans, The Cradle Project was designed to provoke art into action. Over 550 cradles were created –using solely scrap, discarded and recycled materials¬– and donated by artists from around the world who were drawn to the project’s vision. www.thecradleproject.org

Currently, Naomi is the founder and director of a new project titled, One Million Bones, a fundraising art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims killed or displaced by present genocides. www.onemillionbones.org

TED Conferences

TEDWomen 2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TED2012, TED2011, TEDWomen 2010, TEDGlobal 2010, TED2010, TEDGlobal 2009

An idea worth spreading

One Million Bones - made by an international community of artists, activists, and students - will flood the National Mall in Washington D.C.
One Million Bones is a fundraising art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims killed or displaced by present genocides occurring on our watch.
Our Mission is to increase global awareness of these atrocities while raising the critical funds needed to provide humanitarian aid to the displaced and marginalized victims.
One Million Bones will represent victims of genocide, creating a visual demand for solutions to this issue. Ignored and therefore permitted, genocide continues today, while widespread awareness of it remains buried. One million people will each create one bone to represent one victim. Installed together, these one million bones will flood the National Mall in Washington D.C., unearthing the memory of these victims, while calling citizens to action. www.onemillionbones.org

I'm passionate about

I am passionate about human rights, art, loving life and our experiences. Expression in all forms. Images. Change. Education. Children.

My TED story

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