T H E O N E W O R L D P R O J E C T
What is the project?
The One World Project is a multi-dimensional art exhibit and event to take place in 3 regional Northeast galleries in 2022-2023. It will include the following:
12 individually framed 32" x 32" color portraits created with linoleum block, watercolor and metal leaf on handmade Kozo paper.
Installation work of 24 of the same portraits in black and white "curtain" hung from the gallery ceiling measuring 6' x 16'.
Educational display to inform the public about the art of block printing, including a framed block, tools, and printed stages of the work to show how I create my color portraits.
A collaboration with the community offering a free block printing workshop, invitations to local schools to visit and learn about block printing, and a discussion of the meaning behind the exhibit.
"The message I seek to communicate is that our similarities and common ground as human beings are much greater than our differences, and the labels we attach often separate and divide us. During the opening reception of each regional exhibition, participants will be encouraged to meet and engage with each other. We are more alike than different, and we need only reach out and learn about another to understand that. In a world where fear of differences is often promoted and intensified, I feel now is the time for each of us to turn the tide by opening our hearts and beginning an honest, curious and loving dialogue to explore our similarities, while at the same time celebrating what makes each of us unique."