I am so appreciative of those that love the Expansion piece.
…. And I am just getting started. So many more sculptures like this to do. Any kind of support I get makes this all happen faster.
When someone purchases a sculpture of mine, it does not fund fancy clothes, cars, or trips, but instead gives me the ability to create more sculptures. I want to make sure my ideas don’t die when I die– stuck inside my head. I want to make sure my inspirations see the light, for they might inspire others to create wonderful things that this planet needs so badly.
I am grateful for all who write poems, songs, notes, and admire Expansion in their own way. This appreciation is a wonderful currency of its own and it makes me feel successful and connected to the universe.
Additionally, it costs quite a bit of money to break bonds and tread into places yet untraveled. It is so exciting (and emotionally needed), that I am willing to spend every dime I can to do it. But any funding toward Expansion (or the likes thereof) will go towards spreading more light-filled inspirational sculptures around the world. These will be tangible works of Art that people can approach, touch, and let the light fill their hearts. Not “Art” that must demand a ticket behind a curator’s impenetrable, architecturally refined, door. Not the “Art” for showing up the neighbor’s collection and impressing the interior designers. I truly hope that this can be seen as pure and simple Art; Images to feed the Soul and heal our fragile connections.
In this time, it is financial support that is the fuel of progress. And I have so many healing and uplifting ideas in my heart and mind that I yearn to see the light of day. I am so afraid our world is becoming dark. Celebrating my 41st birthday this month is also a reminder that I am already through half my life and I have no time to waste. I can no longer worry about being “timely” or “politically correct” or “classy”. I am here now, and I am willing and able to give all I can. I might not be able to say that in a few more decades.
Creating images to help others feel more understood and connected is not a job for an apathetic heart. And one person cannot create great works of art in a vacuum. It takes the support of many. I pay homage to everyone who has ever written me a note of thanks, reposted an image, purchased a sculpture, pinned up a print on the wall, or told someone else about the work. All of this adds to more energy for me to create more. And I honor the trust. And I will create with honesty and truth. I will not let you down.
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