Sunday, February 12, 2012

Freedom Art

I’ve been wondering if there is a way for my artwork to serve God and bless others.  In my nursing job, it’s easy to feel as though my work is for the Lord.  But with art… well, art is a “want”, not a “need.”  I wasn’t sure how God could use my skills. 

My question was answered when I was approached by my coworker, Ann Deweese.  She invited me to participate in an important opportunity to help young women who have been enslaved by human trafficking and the sex trade. 

Her daughter Sarah is involved in the Red Light Campaign, which is a student led campaign to end sex trafficking.  It is happening on IU’s campus during the month of February.  Among many other events, the team is hosting a formal art auction on February 18th, 2012, in Alumni Hall.  Here is the link with more information about “A Night for Freedom”:
All of the proceeds will go to Rapha House, a safehouse in Cambodia for girls rescued from the sex trade.

My job was to create a painting that represents “freedom.”  This is what I came up with.  I hope it brings them a small fortune.  I feel honored to assist these inspiring young adults who, working together, are a light of hope in this dark and scary world.

Thanks for thinking of me, Ann. :)

"Fly Away"    8 x 10  Acrylic on canvas board