Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Of course it always starts with a blank canvas, then a lot automatic painting-reflection- a shower or two. Then I destroy it, then I create, and then destroy. Reflect-react intuitively-This painting is still in the works. It kind of nags at me to change it all the time.
My work was chosen from 1000's of International Artist's, whose amazing ARTworks had the breadth of vision and the empowerment of creativity and of PEACE!! for the Peace Project Exhibition Fundraiser 2011. I am very honored to be chosen to be part of such a new paradigm of creativity and peace. You can acquire a museum quality print of the "Hands of Creation" at The Peace Project and the proceeds will go towards this amazing project. Funds from the sales of all the artworks will give much needed support and aid to the people of the Sierra Leone.
Your piece Hands of Creation won a peace award and was selected as part of the visions of Peace that will travel with The Peace Project Exhibit! Know that your involvement with this art competition helped thousands of people RISE UP in Sierra Leone.
My Vision of Peace
The Hands of Creation series manifested from my teaching transformative art to vulnerable and emotionally troubled children at a mental health agency in the Bay Area. I was looking for a way to honor the creative powers of my amazing students. Because of privacy issues I was not allowed to photograph their faces. So I decided to take pictures of their creative tools —- their hands. Through the Hands of Creation project, I seek to honor that state of the soul where the artist/child experiences the ultimate liberation, which is the act of creation itself. It is my way of honoring the children’s essence and creativity, and counteracting apathy. My portraits are the revelation of the “other” to many viewers who know little about the struggles these children face. They bring to light the horrific plague of abuse that exists in our society. Through my practice and my teaching, I attempt to heal the wounded soul and to empower these magnificent and marginalized children~ lisa
Join me at one of the openings!
Los AngelesOctober 22nd
EXPO Arts Center
New YorkExact date and venue TBA
Orange County, CAJanuary 7th
Santa Ana, CA
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
ARTbreak 2011 San Francisco SiteWhat an amazing day!!
Just the Beginning of the photos!!!
Just the Beginning of the photos!!!
Take 5: ARTbreak Day 2011 was a stellar success!!
Five San Francisco Bay Area communities and 1000's of individuals from all walks of life and continents were on fire with the creative process at our first annual Take 5: ARTbreak Day. We are happy to report that the event received rave reviews! The vast majority of participants who left AIM's free art making sites were filled with joy and pure gratitude for having such an amazing opportunity to create, connect, and be inspired by their own imagination and the fellowship of humanity.
Below are four wonderful articles written about Take 5: ARTbreak Day 2011
- Diverse group embraces open offer to create art Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle
- Forget your coffee break! Take an art break instead Steven E.F. Brown, San Francisco Business Times
- Art Break Day: A chance to take a moment to create Mary Ellen Hunt, San Francisco Chronicle
- Take 5' and make some art By Jennifer Modenessi,Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times
If you were at ARTbreak Day let us know your story! Thank you for ARTbreaking and a huge Kudos's goes out to all our ARTreach Ambassadors, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Community Partners!!!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
For me being an artist swings from the pendulum of hope and ecstasy(creating,experiencing and reflecting) to heartbreak and despair (the drudgery of the art world and trying to make a living off my art).
"I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows." thanks Drew Barrymore that sums it up nicely.