The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Wangari Maathai in 2004 for human rights and environmental conservation work accomplished by the Green Belt Movement, an organization she founded.
"I believe the Nobel committee was sending a message that protecting and restoring the environment contributes to peace;it is peace work. I always felt that our work was not simply about planting trees. It was about inspiring people to take charge of their environment, the system that governed them, their lives and their future." - Wangari Maathai
A portion of the dollars from the sale of this piece will be donated to the Green Belt Movement. www.greenbeltmovement.org
This portrait was on display in the Texas Museum of Fiber Arts' 2010 annual juried exhibition.