Sadik Kwaish Alfraji

A Boat to Carry your Dreams

About this activity
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji received a special letter from his 11-year-old nephew Ali on a trip to Baghdad in 2009. Ali made Sadik promise not to open the letter until he arrived home to Amersfoort in the Netherlands. Inside the letter, Sadik found a drawing of a small canoe-like boat with the words, ‘I wish my letter takes me to you’. This was Ali’s way of sharing his dream to leave Iraq and join his uncle in the Netherlands. Sadik has created a number of artworks inspired by this letter.

What do you wish for? Write or draw your wish on a piece of paper and fold it into a boat. Maybe your wish will come true.