Women, Art and Hope

“PRIESTESS”, 14″ x 4″ x 4″, ceramic, steel

Well, after telling the world yesterday that I have moments when I feel less than in love with myself,

I came across one hellava’ perspective shifter.

As you might know, I pay attention to a website called TED.COM

Within the sometimes narrow confines of ‘chronic illness-land’, this site keeps my head and heart charged and engaged.

Each year they award someone a $100,000. grand prize to spend as they wish.

This years award went to an artist.. he goes by just JR as he wants to remain in the shadows.
Scroll down three posts until you see: ANNOUNCING THE 2011 TED.COM PRIZE WINNER:JR The trailer is called: “Women are Heros”

The link shows a short trailer of his work which involves going into crumbled and poor, physically disintegrating slums of Africa and photographing the women there VERY up close and personal.

He then blows the black and white photo up to larger than life size and in true guerilla style, surreptitiously plasters the image on ‘in-your-face’ surfaces around the town.

Seeing this short trailer will shift your day toward the core of goodness, I promise you.

Here is a brief slideshow of the work to whet your appetite if you haven’t the 5 minutes for the powerful trailer.

Sit, breathe and watch someone spinning gold.


One Response to “Women, Art and Hope”

  1. Pam on October 21st, 2010

    Fantastic and Inspiring!

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