Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Indivisible: Kristine Hatanaka's high school art class

I am pleased to present square number 74, a timely work created by Leika, a student in Kristine Hatanaka's art class from the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts:



All in This Together, mixed media on paper, 2017.

This is a beautiful work and a reminder that we do not need to be alone with all that is happening in our world.  Reach out, be helpful, even in a small way - to your family, to your neighborhood, to your community.  Small kind gestures can mean the world to others.

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project

Friday, May 19, 2017

Indivisible: Girl Scout Troop 7126

I am happy to present square number 73, another lovely work created by a girl from Kim Hiller Connell's Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout troop of Manhattan, KS:



Water media on paper, 2016.

Love Hope Peace!  This square says it all! It thrills me that children grasp these concepts easily and within their social and school groups.  (We adults sometimes make things more complicated than they need to be and don't always stop to see the larger picture of how some of our actions immediately impact others.)

The work was created by using mark-making implements such as straws, cotton swabs, feathers and other non-conventional tools.  No brushes were used. Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon

I am thrilled to post square number 72, the seventh work created by LA educator, historian and all-around terrific person, Sharon Sekhon:


 
Unity, photograph, 2016.  

In light of everything that has happened and been reported in the news the past week, the call to unite ourselves has not been stronger.  I love this image for a number of reasons - it's peaceful, calming serene landscape that encompasses the entire composition, a macro view of the world we inhabit and not least of all the fact that it is reminds me of my hometown back in beautiful Western North Carolina.

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Indivisible: Anne Gagel and Sons

I am proud to present wonderful square number 71 created by Anne Gagel and her sons Eoin and Fintan from Kansas:



Hope, mixed media, 2017.

This lovely work is a family effort that incorporates painting, collage and drawing to present a message of hope. I am showing this work a bit larger than some previous works posted so you can see the details and variety of imagery and how these images interconnect with each other to make a beautiful, single piece.  This interconnection and the message is a reminder to us all.  No matter what happens in the world, in our country, in our politics, we must continue to support each other and actively demonstrate love and compassion.

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Indivisible: Kristine Hatanaka's high school art class

I am pleased to present square number 70, a gorgeous work created by Talia, a student in Kristine Hatanaka's art class from the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts:



 Water media on paper, 2017.

This work gives a sense of peacefulness and hope.  The paint handling is beautifully done, and I love the engagement of the girl's gaze with the viewer.  When I see this, it reminds me to be in the moment and not worry about the past or the future.

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon

I am very happy to post square number 69, the sixth work created by LA educator, historian and all-around terrific person, Sharon Sekhon:



Humanity, photograph, 2016.

I enjoy the dichotomies of this well-composed image.  A lovely mountainside holds down the background while the foreground is teeming with human construction - a chain link fence, an old concrete bridge and cracked road, and no less than four traffic signs.  I think it's a pretty wonderful statement to the fact that our time on this earth is fleeting and temporary.  Make the most of it; do something positive for yourself, the environment and those around you.

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.  


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Indivisible: Valerie Graham Butler workshop

I am pleased to post square number 68, a second work created by Gianna, a child that participated in the workshop hosted by Los Angeles friend and artist Valerie Graham Butler:



Paint on paper, 2017.

This image perfectly captures our current weather here in Los Angeles. We had a run of warm summer-like days and are now back to our May-gray state, over cast with the sun peeking out occasionally.   I think this also captures our current state of mind at times too!

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.