The Globe of Goodwill is now available in the Museum shop of Hafnarborg, but as each year it will only be for sale for a limited time, from the 5th to the 19th of December.
Every year one of Iceland’s foremost artists is given the task of making a unique piece of art using a clear blown-glass sphere, creating a Globe of Goodwill. No two Globes are exactly the same and each edition is limited. The Globe of Goodwill this year is designed by Davíð Örn Halldórsson and is called Mandarin. In the foundation the Mandarin globe is as pure as love, with a red ribbon around it, the color of love and Christmas.
The Benefit Society for children with Disablities (SLF) has launched a Globe of Goodwill every year since 2003. The Globes form a unique collection of artwork by some of Iceland’s most renowned artists. These artists contribute their work to support SLF’s effort on behalf of children and young people with disabilities and each year the Globe gets a new look. The name of the Globe is symbolic of what is represents but all proceeds are donated to Reykjadalur, a summercamp for children and youngsters with disabilities.
Orange coloured globe
That splits into segments.
The rind with its Fragrance,
orange or green.
The content’s rich,
the previous memory strong.
This mandarin does not taste good,
but it splits into segments.
By Davíð Örn Halldórsson
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