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CIRCLE OF HOPE
(detail)

MEDIA: Conceptual Wall Installation

MATERIALS: Letters and pins

DIMENSIONS: 4x4 feet

PROCESS: For the occasion of the Art Benefit entitled Hoppe Blossoms, hosted at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Gema Alava engaged in conversation with women residents of the Lotus House. They agreed to write letters about the meaning of hope, with the understanding that their thoughts would be turned into smaller pieces and incorporated in a wall art installation. Women residents of Lotus House in Miami and women from another shelter in New York participated in this process. The installation was auctioned during the art happening. All sales were directed to the shelter. More that 14 international artists participated in this Art Happening and Benefit.



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ARTICLES ON THIS PIECE

>> Jordan Levine "An Artsy Party to help Miami Shelter" MIAMI HERALD
>> VIDEO DOCUMENTARY. TARECO PICTURES. HOPE BLOSSOMS. 5 MINUTES.
>> FOTOGRAPHY FROM THE LOTUS HOUSE BENEFIT ART HAPPENING


c) Gema Alava 2008