I am thrilledto be among the Asian American Pacific Islanderartists on display at the White House.My illustration,Champions of Change will be on view for the month of May. They asked me to write a bit about the piece, and this is what is printed beside it. “When I was honored as a White House Champion of Change in 2012, I thought about the ultimate champions – President Obama and the First Lady. They inspire me not only with their steadfast commitment to change, but also (and perhaps more importantly) with their love for each other and this country. As I thought of them, I imagined them climbing a giant tree with champagne and music and sharing a dance.” – Nidhi Chanani
last week was a whirlwind! the event at the white house was wonderful, i felt incredibly happy to be a part of such an amazing group of inspiring and hard working individuals. i’ve never felt so patriotic!
we didn’t get a chance to meet Obama, but I created this piece for him – you can see the video of the event here and i speak about my thoughts when creating it. thank you again for all of your support – i am still in a happy state of shock. i’m also including a few photos – there was a post event where i shared some of my work, and me and the hubbahubba at lincoln memorial ^_^
have a wonderful week!
we’re off to DC this morning!
i will be honored at the champions of change event tomorrow april 5th from 11:30a-1:30p EST (8:30a-10:30a PST) – you can watch it live. that morning my bio and a blog post i wrote will also be on the site. so no more drawings this week, but if you’d like to follow my adventure, i will be tweeting about it! otherwise, have a wonderful week ^_^