A SEARCH FOR HUMAN CONNECTION THROUGH ART
My search for Shared Consciousness begun with this question:
How can I unite the world with the colours that have helped me this far?
This search began in September 2019 when I found out that my brain tumour had returned.
Just the thought of it affected me drastically and made me revisit everything I have been doing
"How do I connect people through their differences and discrimination?"
Having battled schizophrenia and multiple other conditions, I knew something was amiss in my own narrative of healing. As schools shut following the COVID - 19 pandemic, I lost my only source of hope which came from the interactions with my students. Waking up each day just to be with my students erased my struggles and gave me something to look forward to.
The opportunity to connect with other humans surfaced in May 2020 when I asked individuals to share
their thoughts with me and I thus began painting what easily I could empathize with. This made me rethink the possibility of my purpose as an artist, that is: to create art that unites, involves, connects, and uplifts others.
To make them a part of the process with me - almost like a collective healing.
This is how SHARED CONSCIOUSNESS came into being.
I (Val Resh) will be painting a collection of human experiences over the next 3 years.
PARTICIPATE IN SHARED CONSCIOUSNESS
This is not an art competition, grant, or employment opportunity.
This is a CALL OUT to share your story if you wish and the artist will paint that.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
NETWORK ISSUES CAN CREATE A DISRUPTION IN FORM SUBMISSIONS.
IF YOU ARE FACING ANY DIFFICULTIES, EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUESTIONS that have already been answered in the FAQs, will not be responded. Please understand that Resh has to personally oversee submissions and paint them which is a daunting task, so she cannot afford to respond to all queries, or confirmations.