Ashton Kutcher Supports The Red Sand Project, But Who Is The Artist Behind It?

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Last weekend, Ashton Kutcher may have shared the very first official photo of daughter Wyatt Kutcher.

Ashton took to Instagram to post the adorable pic with the caption, “39 million people have fallen through the cracks into modern day slavery. #redsandproject”

The Red Sand Project was developed by experimental New York Citybased artist Molly Gochman. Calling attention to overlooked populations, refugees, immigrants, young girls those at risk of being enslaved and exploited for the profit of others.

“I met him (Ashton Kutcher) at a Thorn event. Thorn is an innovative and smart organization that he co-founded.

He’s been involved in the anti human trafficking movement for a while. I can’t speak for him, but I suspect he wants to help raise awareness of the issue. I am expecting a daughter in February as well and know that we all care about securing a safe and supportive environment for our children,” said Gochman.

The Red Sand Project team invite you to fill a sidewalk crack with red sand and document your sidewalk transformation on social media using the hashtag #RedSandProject.

Gochman adds, “I had spent three years learning about human trafficking. I realized that my art could be a tool to help raise awareness of this horrible crime and the vulnerabilities that lead to exploitation. I’ve always thought that sidewalks cracks were beautiful  they hold a tension between nature and society. Metaphorically here, they symbolize people who are overlooked by society  those who fall through the cracks and are often subject to exploitation.”

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have shielded their baby girl Wyatt from the media, but is this their way of introducing the precious tot? All in the name of a good cause?

Activist/Artist Molly Gochman would like to thank Ashton Kutcher for supporting her project.