Wednesday, April 17, 2013

ArtPrize 2013 Revealed!

Concept sketches 
Since ArtPrize 2012 I have been filling my mind with an abundance of ideas for ArtPrize 2013.  I've had so many ideas that not only has it been hard to choose which direction to go, but it has also been difficult to take all of the ideas in my head and create something concrete that viewers can grasp.

This year's idea is inspired by many books that I have read and songs that I have listened to - but also by some of the people I've worked with and met in the last few years.  The world often tells the "dis"-abled, the elderly, the poor/widow/orphan that they are not good enough to have a voice. But  I have found most of these people have a better sense of self, sense of humor, and sense of the world than I do. The average person (you/me) often forget the importance of each and every voice as well as the importance and responsibility of our own  voice. 

So, what if one day, we all believed that our voice mattered? That we had a responsibility to use that voice for good? 

 And, what if all of those voices became One Voice?
What if One Day was Today?

Preliminary layers 

This year's theme will include 3 small watercolor paintings. 

The first representing the voice of the  "dis"-abled/widow/poor/orphan/elderly. 

The second representing the voice of the average person (you/me). 

The third representing the potential of One Voice to create brothers and sisters living in the now ready to make one day, today. 
Continuing to add layers

Inspired By:

-The Velveteen Rabbit by Margorie Williams
-The Help by Kathryn Stockett
-Dr. Seuss
-Sue Monk Kidd
-Micah Bournes
-"One Day" by Matisyahu (click here to watch the music video)
-The elderly
-The "dis"-abled
-The forgotten
-The widow, poor, and orphan

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