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).

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