HOPE BUILDS BRIDGES

7 04 2011


Donated artwork for Artists Healing Japan fundraiser (tsunami relief fund)
This and works by several generous artists will be shown Saturday, May 7th at the 21st annual Asian Festival (read further for event and beneficiary details).

HOPE BUILDS BRIDGES
36″ x 24″
paper collage (signed original)
archival 7-color pigment dye ink photographs
hand printed on archival fine art paper
by Carolyn Collins

On September 15th, 2010 I awoke with a dreamvision and quickly sketched it in my journal to create a future photographic paper collage art piece. Little did I know it was just for this purpose until I got a text on March 15th, 2011 asking if I could create/donate something for this special benefit event. My sleepy handwritten journal notes included: “world travelers?… windows to the world?… boat like an Asian slip… misty/foggy… peaceful, still waters… as if having survived a storm.”

This original dreamvision art piece was a 62-hour labor of love to help those in need, the flood victims in Japan. It features 101 photographs I shot in 9 countries. Built from salvaged debris, the boat is carrying survivors from the dark of the storm to the light of relief. Passengers from around the world are also onboard, as we are all in this together. Flags hoisted represent the support from people of all different perspectives. Candles at the top honor those who did not survive the storm, and additional lights are all who seek solutions to render aid and support. Also included are images representing music, art and other forms of creative efforts to help heal those who are suffering. Thank you for helping us help others in need. Peace & smiles ~Carolyn

The Asian Festival will be held for its 21st year on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 11am-5pm, at the Main Street Garden (1902 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201)
(event details at http://dallasasian.com/news/the-asian-festival-now-at-main-garden-in-downtown-dallas)

The Japan America Society of Dallas Fort Worth has launched an emergency relief fund that will be used to aid relief and recovery efforts in Sendai, Japan, one of the cities hardest hit by the disaster. Sendai and Dallas have been International Friendship Cities since 1997, and money raised through this fund will be sent to organizations involved directly with relief efforts in Sendai. All contributions are tax-deductible. More about this organization at www.gdaacc.com

Inquiries on this and other donated art, please e-mail artistshealingjapan@gmail.com





15 02 2010

focus with your heart
and the view
becomes
amazing





sometimes…

10 01 2010

sometimes
it’s just about reflection
of ourselves
of the world
of the journey ahead





Artful Accessories

28 12 2009

Now available…

Come see the beginning of a wide selection of artful accessories and gifts starting at just $10.00 U.S.!click image to see more…





Colors Are More

26 11 2009

together, we give opportunity to kids…

I donate my time and create a book…
you spend a little green
and enjoy the book…

Please check out this very special art book in memory of Alexander, a precious boy who inspired me to shoot in color again.

Just click on the book…
Peace and smiles ~Carolyn





let the shooting begin!

26 11 2009

Copyright 2001: Carolyn Collins, all rights reserved

Summer Heat in the Street - New York City, 2001

get ready…