Participation is now on hiatus. I’d love to continue this project and hope there is interest to do so. I will update here when I have news.
Thank you again to all of those who participated!
My current project is an installation at Studio 18 and you are all invited to participate!
About the concept
The concept for this project was inspired by my recent health challenges that have affected my progress as an artist – developmentally, professionally and financially. In today’s world, most of us are overwhelmed by the daily demands of life in general that we forget to practice mindful kindness to ourselves. While watching an interview with Mikaela Shiffrin, I was intrigued by a suggestion given by her sports psychologist which was to write “I AM” on her gloves. Many spiritual, meditation and thought leaders have written about intentions and I had been practicing the use of affirmations before this but something clicked for me at that moment. We need to be reminded of mindfulness at those important times when we often forget. It is easy for our routine to become almost a mindless habit.
The most powerful words for us follow the phrase “I am…”. It is a spiritual mindfulness that crosses religious and cultural boundaries. If we can’t be kind to ourselves, it is a challenge (if not impossible) to be kind to others.
How you can help
The imagery will consist of many pieces of artwork made with symbols representing affirmation, focus, and mindfulness with the words following “I am” incorporated into each one. I will also include the first name & last initial, location, and age of the individual who finished the sentence – if provided. You can share as much or as little info as you like. I’d also love to know how you discovered the project.
Studio 18 Artists Show & Holiday Sale
Reception November 16, 2018 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Show closing January 10, 2019
Address: Studio 18 in the Pines
1101 Poinciana Drive
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025
Business Hours: Public gallery hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm
Private studio hours: By appointment, please call or email
I-95 to Hollywood Blvd/Pines Blvd
Proceed west to University Drive Left on University (south)
At first traffic light turn right into the Senator Howard C Forman Human Services Campus
Left on Cypress Drive
Right on Florida Drive
Follow signs to Studio 18 in the Pines (on right)
Free ample parking adjacent to building