Wings of Opportunity
A project that started in 2010 in a primary school in Hackney, East London. Anniek led a clinical and creative service in the school supporting children with emotional and psycho-social needs.
For this project children were invited to create a pair of wings out of paper. Anniek traveled that year to several destinations around the world with these wings where she photographed and filmed them. The film ‘Wings’ was created and the children, often from deprived backgrounds who don’t get the chance to travel, in this way got to see the adventures of their wings on the different locations in the world.
Children talked about opportunities in life and what they would do if they had wings. The glass wings created and exhibited alongside this film are the embodiment of this ‘spirit’, a spirit of infinite possibilities.
Wings of Opportunity involved over 350 children in London and abroad. The project resulted in a series of photographs, a film and glass sculptures exhibited at a solo exhibition in Hong Kong.