I know....this is certainly not the usual subject matter for me...but there is a good reason for this one.
Late last year I was contacted and asked about the possibility of making a donation of a Torn Paper Painting for a good cause. I've certainly gotten my share of requests like this before, and honestly, as an artist you do have to make hard decisions as to which of these you will to do.
This particular one didn't take long to decide on.
The cause is the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County in Fall River, Ma. They are a non-profit who serve the needs of children and families who are victims of abuse.
The event they are holding to raise money is a Derby Day event.....hence the theme of this piece. (Information for this event in May can be found on the centers FaceBook page.) There was no theme need for the donation of the art...but I was inspired by the whole "derby" idea. Gave me a chance to work on something a bit out of my comfort zone. Doing this every now and then can do nothing but teach you new things. While it certainly was a challenge...it was worth it.
I've added a few detail shots (click to enlarge) so that those of you who will not have the chance to look at it up close and personal can see some the the work that went into it....and some of the special text.
I can not even begin to count the pieces of paper that went into the making of this one.
Vangy...thanks for inspiring a challenge....and I hope the fundraiser is a huge success!!!
It’s a small world after all : Shanghai
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