This campaign began at the Aids-Hilfe Saar, where Mike Mathes regularly offered creative courses and colorfully painted a black umbrella as motivation.
Daraus entwickelte sich die präventive Kunstaktion: “Mit Schirm, Charme und Kondom”, die helfen sollte, zu verinnerlichen, den eigenen Schutz vor Ansteckung selbst in die Hand zu nehmen.
The painted eye has the effect of an eye-opener when it is opened, rain or shine. In the idea that many thousands of people worldwide open their painted eye motif umbrella, it becomes a dazzling signal of peace, which (so the hope of the artist) is followed by more and more.
Here you can see more about this topic and different motifs. To purchase your own signed umbrella you can easily contact Mike.