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Rich Simmons is a self -taught street artist from the UK who specializes in stencil work and bold, grafitti-inspired pop art featuring celebrities and other famous individuals. In 2008, he started an organization called Art is the Cure, which is devoted to expanding the effect of art therapy to help those in emotional and physical pain. This organization quickly made him a popular figure in Great Britain, and in 2009 he was named Vinspired’s Volunteer of the Year. We think he would be a great contribution to the Love + Water community because he clearly understands the ways in which art can become a support system to effect change.

We think that this piece, entitled “Will fight crime for food,” could be paired with Rootz Rising, which works to provide sustainable food sources with schools in Africa.