Thursday, March 23, 2017

Indivisible: Kristine Hatanaka's art students

I am so excited to present square number 50, created by Lismary, a student in Kristine Hatanaka's art class from Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts:


American Papers, Mexican Heart, mixed media on paper, 2017.

Yesterday, I had the honor of receiving 39 contributions to the Indivisible Project from high school students at Culver City High School.  I was quite moved by the depth, skill level and variety of issues that these thoughtful young people brought to their work.  I am excited to be showcasing it here, and I want to extend a huge thanks to their teacher Kristine Hatanaka, for encouraging her students to be a part of this project. They are making their voices heard.

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Indivisible: Stephanie Fahnestock

I am very pleased to present square number 49 created by Stephanie Fahnestock:



Hope, mixed media on paper, 2017.


This wonderful work is very dynamic; I call it "Hope with Heart." Stephanie created this work at the workshop offered at the home of Los Angeles friend Valerie Butler.  Many terrific works came out of that workshop and from the sounds of it, a fine time was had by all. Nothing like getting together to make art together! Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Indivisible: Valerie Butler

I am proud to present square number 48 created by Los Angeles friend and artist Valerie Butler:



Collage on paper, 2017.

This collage speaks to the actual make-up of our country - many different people from many different places - immigrants immigrating- to create a rich and wonderful collective of nationalities, ethnicities, races, and peoples as well as their traditions, stories and histories they carried to this land.

Valerie organized a wonderful workshop at her home for this project, inviting her friends and their families to create squares.  Adults as well as children participated, and the results are mighty fine. I will be posting all of these works in the weeks to come, so please stay tuned!

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Indivisible: Janne Larsen's 2D students

I am pleased to present square number 47, a beautiful image created by a high school student in Janne Larsen's 2-D art class at Pilgrim School:



Hope, mixed media on paper, 2016.

This intricate work which utilizes repetitive, organic layered shapes borders on abstraction. But if one pulls back from the detailed drawing, the word "Hope" can be seen emerging from the shapes. It's a clever and thoughtful work created by a young person, and I hope to see more of these pieces coming my way. Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Indivisible: Maureen Lopes

I am pleased to present square number 46, another wonderful work created by Maureen Lopes of the  New Haven Friends Meeting stitch group:




Mixed media, sewing on fabric, 2016.

The image is another lovely take on the "Dove of Peace" idea. This work is Maureen's second contribution for the project. (Thank you!)  Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Indivisible: Liz and Naomi

I am thrilled to present square number 45, a beautiful piece created by Kansas City-based artist and educator Liz Smith and her 4-year old daughter, Naomi:



Mixed media, collage on paper, 2017.

About the work, Liz writes: "Love above all else!! (But thoughts on morality and finding the positive in today.)"  Indeed! I love this mother-daughter collaboration. It's beautiful.

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon

I am so pleased to present square number 44, another great work created by LA educator, historian and all-around great human being, Sharon Sekhon:



Morality, photograph, 2016.

I love this beautiful, peaceful image of Nellie Oleson (pictured) resting. It's a nice reminder to slow down, take care of oneself and be in the moment - we should all take Nellie Oleson's example. Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.