|FUNDS NEEDED FOR NEW SERIES: “A DESIGN FOR LIVING”
“Honesty” is the first work in a new series I am creating called “A Design for Living” that was inspired by the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.). Twelve thought-provoking and didactic pieces, on 12”x12” wood, will comprise the show. A.A. has been called the greatest spiritual movement of the twentieth century, but the specifics of the Steps are unknown to many. Through this artwork, I will reveal to a wide and varied audience the healing power of the Steps, which have transformed the lives of millions of people around the world.
Funding and exhibition venues are being sought for the series;
please contact me if you can assist with this endeavor:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.492.1173.
I need funds to create the art since I have applied for and have not gotten any grant money. I am taking donations for this series in two ways:
1. Via credit card through the PayPal button below
2. Via checks made out to GISH CREATIVE and mailed to 1940-A Fountainview, PMB 116, 77057.
All donations will be payable to Gish Creative and are not tax-deductible. Anyone who donates will be acknowledged by first name on the final and twelfth piece, called “Service.” The piece I am currently working on was inspired by the eleventh step and is entitled “Spirituality.” “Spirituality” will be on a 12”x12” piece of wood painted red that will have the words “Spiritus contra Spiritum” (“Spirit vs. Spirits”) in gold and backed by purple neon. The quote is from a letter famed Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist Carl Jung wrote to A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson when Bill queried Dr. Jung about what it would take to cure an alcoholic – spirituality conquers spirits/alcohol.
I would be eternally grateful if you could help make this dream a reality. I would pay it forward by disseminating the art far and wide so that many others could understand and benefit from the wisdom of the Twelve Steps of A.A. I have a large sphere of influence so this exhibition’s impact will be huge. I also have plans to create greeting cards, t-shirts and other items to augment the art. Once the series is done, it will be exhibited at G Gallery (www.ggalleryhouston.com) as well as other venues around the world.
Thank you for however you can help – whether it be with your pocketbook or with other kinds of support. I will accept it all!
PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition was inspired by the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous but does not represent A.A. officially. For information on A.A., please click here. If you live in Houston and need assistance, please click here.