The project has one basic goal…
…to present a mirror image to those who have suffered through mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health issues, and that they, regardless of the damage incurred, are indeed…a work of art.
It is possible to decide how to view our pain, anguish, self-doubt, self-loathing, self-inflicted issues.
Those “in recovery” will see themselves in one or more of the chairs. They will see even those painful experiences are a beauty unto themselves, the flames of the crucible if you will.
Those not in recovery will have an opportunity to see an explanation, an image they can understand whilst hopefully, never personally experiencing that type of pain.
Often, the world, the people within the blast radius of the alcoholic, the addict, the manic depressive, the neurologically damaged are affected in one extreme or another by the “sickness” of the “afflicted”.
There is an international fellowship, whose membership remains anonymous regarding press at all media forms.
It shall still.
This exhibit pays service work to the concept of practicing principles in all of one’s affairs.
Being a qualified “member”, and an artist, I am indeed adhering to all the above.
These sculptures engage abstract aspects of “recovery” as a message of “to thine own self be true”.