As an aspiring artist – you are always looking for open doors. One never knows what connection or chance meeting might get you a step closer to realizing your artistic dreams and potential. I received an email for Aleksandr Berki in July of 2016 and saw a door swinging wide.
It was love at first site when I read about the mission and work going on at Southwest Human Development. In their efforts to support early childhood development – SWHD is installing Little Free Libraries around Phoenix and beyond. Back in May of 2016 I was part of a kick-off event for my friend (Mama Fox) Phoebe Fox’s children’s book – “UP UP UP” – and this was…
I knew the moment I saw the call for art by the Grand Art Haus (@grandarthaus) in downtown Phoenix for “Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite” show, I had a project on my hands. I decided to seek out some notable women of 2016. Women who were fighting social justice battles long before there was a big boogey clown crowned for power. Women who would give me hope. Women who would inspire me to do and be good. Of the many social justice warriors out there, these were the ones I chose.
It took a moment. She looked perplexed, like she was worried to see what the aftermath of this make-up session looked like on her bedroom floor. Then, she smiled in recognition.