KiKa stands for Children cancer free. In the Netherlands, there are hundreds of children diagnosed with cancer every year, one in four children doesn't survive. KiKa believes that this should improve and can improve. Kika raises funds for innovative research and other activities in the field of children's cancer, focused on less pain during treatments, more healing, and a higher quality of life at a later stage.
For this initiative of KiKa no less than fifty photographers visited children with cancer or children who have had cancer. Their special meeting has led to an exquisite collection of unique photos which can be obtained exclusively at Catawiki from 3 to 24 April, where the full proceeds including 9% buyer commission will be donated to KiKa and the Prinses Máxima Centre in Utrecht.
During her illness Hadassa had the feeling that she stood still and everyone around her continued living. Despite this feeling she was very strong and fought to survive. With her ‘kanjerketting’ she tells her story, every bead represents a treatment. Hadassas little sister meant a lot to her, she is present in both pictures. In January, Hadassa skated 100 km for KiKa, together with a friend. In one picture, the little sister holds the ‘kanjerketting’ while in a KiKa skate suit, to enter the fight. In the background people are moving while her sister stands still. In the other photo she firmly holds the ‘kanjerketting’, showing it will not get her down.
Technique and finish:
Lambda C-print, plexified on 2 mm clear acrylic, mounted on 3 mm Dibond, U-profile 20 mm (hang profile)
90 x 60 cm (2x)
- Fleur Wiersma (1968-)
- Title of artwork
- Lambda C print
- Date of print
- Image size
- 90×60 cm