Naomi Natale is the founding artist behind the project One Million Bones. Both an installation artist and photographer, Naomi was the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a large scale installation calling attention and raising funds for the 48 million children orphaned in sub-Saharan Africa. Over 550 cradles were created and donated by artists from around the world who were drawn to Natale’s vision. All 550 cradles were shown in one exhibit which had over 6,000 viewers.
In the project One Million Bones it’s Naomi’s intention to place one million human bones created in glass, tree, stone, etc. in front of The White House in Washington, USA, at the very place where Martin Luther King held his famous speech in 1963, in order to bring awareness at war and terror happening at this very moment in several parts of the world.
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Naomi has received numerous awards, including the prestigious TED Global Fellowship (2009), and the Professional Achievement Award from the School of Arts and Humanities at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (2009).
Naomi has served as an artist-in-residence at Columbia College of Chicago in 2008, 2010 and 2011. She speaks internationally on the topic of art and activism as well as her installation works and is currently both a TED Senior and Carl Wilkens Fellow, respectively.