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 series of large mixed media portraits created with a combination of linoleum block, acrylic and metal leaf on handmade Japanese paper.
It is also a multi-dimensional event to take place in 2020-2021 including three exhibitions of the "One World" artwork, educational displays describing the medium, workshops to share the art of relief printmaking, and a collaborative relationship with a regional refugee organization.
Join the project
Beginning October 1, 2019, I will begin accepting photo entries for a chance to join the "One World Project". The winner will receive one original mixed media piece created from their portrait, to be unveiled at the first exhibition in 2020.
The message I seek to communicate is that our similarities and common ground as human beings are much greater than our differences. I believe the labels we attach can separate us and divide us. During the opening reception of each exhibition - one in Annapolis, Maryland, one in Baltimore, and another elsewhere in the area - participants will be encouraged to meet and engage with each other. Often our fear of the unknown - someone who looks, believes, dresses, loves or worships differently from ourselves - keeps us from getting to know them. Yet, a strange and wonderful thing occurs when we shake someone's hand and begin to talk. The divide lessens, and we truly begin to understand that we all want the same things - safety for our children, good food, meaning to our lives, a roof over our heads, someone to love - and joy.