Funny how idea develop. Saw a poem called the Quilt for Humanity that my friend Marijke Sluijter in Holland shared. In the poem it stated how each person is a thread on the same quilt of life and I extended it to all of life. I took this idea further in creating a collaborative collage to show various artist work and share their light . I put the word out on a public message on December 12th and was surprised to get 30 artists exploring their “inner child” that wanted to contribute. It is three section – a triptych. This is part of Design Science Studio project called ‘Earth Action” with the Buckminster Fuller Institute. I want to thank so much Nehra Misra, Louise Lalande, Andrei Saavedra Lopez, Sequoia, Alex Chemer, Dale Bertrand, A. Andrew Gonzalez, Yanika Chermersov, Julian Ra, Jeet Gupta, Les Harper, Jeremias Di Polita, Jonathon Von Meter, Rahul Bader , Olga Spiegel, Sylke Gande, Rosie Eileen Rose, Haris Adele, Andrea Spalding, Dale Bertrand, Mui Kono Zaczkowski, Elisa Halvegard, Vera Atlantia, Basma O, Jan Grygier, Lalénya Laurie Vann, Kathleen Scarboro, Allycia Uccello ,Irene Vincent, Krisztina Lazar, Meena Surya Sangita, France Garrido, De Es, Ginger Ingalls, Hayley Coull, Amanda Sage Arts, Alecia Sacre Coeur, ML. Ogilvie , Jennifer McEuen, Jamie Baldwin, Benny H.V. Andersson, Kerstin Zettmar – thanks to all – you have each symbolically added an essential thread to this Quilt Collage! Tagged all but highlighted are all those that allowed tagging. thanks also to Roxi Shohadaee, Faith Flanigan, Amanda Joy Ravenhill, Bliss and Nicolas Alcala Della Burford.
I started the process in leading a workshop in Holland on Storytelling and Art with Magical Earth Secrets and Ocean painting. I suggested adding art to the Quilt for Humanity and All Life.
A group of 12 artists from the program I am now part of the Design Science Studio wanted to be involved. Many other Visionary artists that are Facebook and Instagram friends also said they wanted to add a piece of art. Before I knew it there was 30 artists from 15 different countries. So three weeks later the Quilt (Collage) evolved.
It is encouraging to see so many creatives sharing their light. And this is what this project is about. Sharing and caring. One woman who joined the group from the Joedy Foundation in Kenya told me of the special children she is working with that are overcoming trauma. I arranged a storytelling and art session for them in Kenya. Julian Ramirez who is interested and working on the beginning stages of making Star Galaxy for the World a 3-D experience also shared the beginning of his transformational work. I am planning projects combining 3-d with my stories since it is difficult now to do live productions so want to thank Julian in starting to develop this idea.
Stories come in many forms. From Kenya they are not sending me videos of the children doing art. Stories whether live, or virtual are a way of sharing the light.
So as life goes one thing leads to another. And it is all about giving EVERYONE a chance to share their light. I will do what I can to encourage this. Shine on. Della Burford