"What's Your Story" started out as a simple text project. I featured it as a sneak peek on my blog, worked on it, had then had a critique. After throwing some ideas around with classmates, friends and family it has grown and I am really excited to see where it goes. I am getting the book ready to travel and already have plans for the next few so I can have multiple books traveling. My goal is to introduce TWLOHA to as many people as I can, create an archival of stories, and have people interact with each other through the books and this blog.
Here is the orginal blog for this artwork from 2-17-2011.
This weeks sneak peek is a look at an interactive sculpture using text. The inspiration behind this piece is a message very close to my heart. For the past two years I have been wanting to create something that addresses suicide and the pain those around suffer and then I thought, what if I could address this issue like TWLOHA organization does. So I am creating an interactive sculpture that will get people to think, write, and read each other's stories. Everyone's story BIG or small is important.
For those of you not familar with TWLOHA,( To Write Love on Her Arms)" is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery." ~Mission Statement
They also are there for people that have lost family and friends to suicide. I encourage you to go and check out their vision statement and website.
So this sculpture will tell people's stories, introduce TWLOHA, and hopefully open up conversations between friends, family, and strangers. If you are interested in telling your story and will not be able to physically write in my book, feel free to handwrite and scan or type your story and then email it to me at email@example.com. There are no rules or limitations it can be short and sweet or as many pages as you like, just be honest. Remember everyone's story is important. What's Your Story?
Created the traveling book to get the word out on TWLOHA, get people to think, write, and read each other's stories, and as a way to remember the loss of a friend.
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