Alina’s legacy continues through local and international art performances, events, and exhibits, which draw attention to the dangers of domestic violence, and at the same time, create a unique place for victims and their families to find peace, hope and connection. Alina’s Dolls is a project designed specifically for this purpose.
ALINA’S DOLLS is designed as a powerful memorial for victims of domestic violence. Its objectives are:
Restore the voice to those who have been silenced through horrific violence. Let their light shine again, for all to see and remember.
Give faces to the rising numbers of the domestic violence victims through powerful visual installation.
Help survivors and families find peace though engaging in art making and through continuous community support
The stories of these domestic violence victims are represented by two powerful visual objects – their portrait and an artistic representation created by their loved ones. By making a special doll for this wall, families are creating a unique public memorial to their loved ones. Art can be a powerful tool of healing, wellness and coping with grief and trauma.