Concept art project

One toy per thousand

Nicole Haché, artist

One Toy Per Thousand is a concept art project. A priori, a simple idea. A ball Christmas “Made in China”, toilet paper “Made in Canada”, New Brunswick and a title inspired by the lyrics of the songPetit Papa Noël . This project took form in order to immortalize the year 2020 while stimulating reflection on social behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The ball, coming from China, makes a link with the city of Wuhan where the disease was detected for the first time in November 2019. Here, a reflection is necessary in front of the massive importation of goods, which arrive from this country per thousand. 

At the start of the pandemic, the behavior towards the purchase of toilet paper and the feeling of security that goes with it provokes questions. The transparency of the ball acts as a reference to an object that can be broken in an emergency (“In case of emergency”), often associated with red. 

A Christmas ball with a message and a nod to the scarcity of toilet paper in March 2020.The balls will be on sale at Librairie Pélagie in Caraquet and Shippagan as well as at Café-Boutique Aloha in Lamèque on Monday. Since it’s the year 2020, $ 20 (+ HST) each. They are signed and numbered.
I can’t wait to see who will be interested in this item ….
You can follow the progress of the project on the artist’s professional page in the album A toy per thousand
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Nicole HACHÉ, artist 

Caraquet NB Canada 




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