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BookArtBiennial Islip Entrance BOH8 900
Honored that The Book of Hope Page 8 (Re-nature) by Darlene Charneco was selected for New York Bound: International BookArt Biennial 2013 at the Islip Art Museum :) . It is visible at the entrance here.
Exhibition will be on view through December 29th and features book related art from all over the world!
more about the Book of Hope Page 8 here: http://avad.livejournal.com/271848.html
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BOH8 trio

The Book of Hope- Page 8 (Re-Nature)

the latest page in the ongoing Book of Hope is finally complete and released to the world:)

Emerging out of my previous Letters to Whom It May Concern, the Book of Hope is an ongoing series, begun in 1999, with one new page created slowly every few years.
Inspired by the common thread of ritual found in nearly all cultures and religions, each 2 foot square wall-piece is a tactile 'page' containing a composed text of prayers, wishes and visualizations for the years ahead. Created in the spirit of the European monastic scribe illuminating manuscripts or a Tibetan monk creating a sand mandala, these works are 'sent' as messages requesting guidance for the peaceful evolution of humanity.

Page 1 (Pure)
Page 2 (Illuminated)
Page 3 (Through Darkness)
Page 4 (Alchemy)
Page 5 (Sands)
Page 6 (Creating Tomorrows)
Page 7 (For Africa)
Page 8 (Re-Nature)

text to Page 8 revealed here )
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2013 10% Donations List (now complete)

As part of a vow that is at the heart of my art and life (and the 10%Club)....since 2002...I try to continuously channel 10% of what comes to me back out into the world to nurture positive projects that move me and help others. Microphilanthropy. Not huge amounts...but small amounts that make a difference in the big picture..given with love and hope...as often as possible.

As the years comes to a close I look back and take stock of all I'm grateful for...I am perhaps almost always most grateful that I was able to do a little something to help support and sustain these wonderful organizations and initiatives that are doing work we need done in the world. It feels really...REALLY good. I hope that each year allows me to channel more and more...as there are so many other ones I am looking forward to being able to help in any small (or LARGE!) way..as well as more donations for those I am already connected to. May 2014 enable even bigger and more constant pulses of nourishment for all. !!

2013 Donations:

Sankalpa Art Journeys for life education center and supplies
PCPP Tanzania Community Library #13-621-006
Buddha's Smile School India through Amistad International in honor of artist Erica Harris
John Lundin Emergency Appeal
World Wildlife Fund for Rhino conservation
Operation Saving Grace- GoFundMe for Debbie Gleason
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for Kenneth Wheaton
South Fork Natural History Museum
Stories from Roatan Kickstarter campaign
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center
IndieGogo FGM Islip International Arts Residency Fellowships Campaign
Universal Peace Wheel informational sign for Elko Peace Park
The Emancipation Network/made By Survivors "Build a Forever Home" Free Forever campaign (crowdrise)
The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs http://afop.org/health-safety/national-pesticide-safety/
IndieGogo campaign for Duran Rivera's Danger-Squad comicbook
PCPP Powerful Peruvian Women 2014 #13-527-026
Catalytic Communities annual fundraiser
MercyCorps for Syria
Travel fund for PhD Graduation in Thailand / Linda Eggleston http://www.gofundme.com/499stc
Growcology Fund/Seeds the Game/Community Foundation: https://www.thecommunityfoundation.net/how-to-give/donor-resources/donor-resources/27-funds/designated/154-growcology-fund
http://www.kiva.org/lend/620500 Los Tuices Group- Guatemala- sewing
Artist Sharon Louden's Kickstarter for booktour: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1475604075/living-and-sustaining-a-creative-life-book-tour
Eric Zimmerman, Colleen Macklin and John Sharp's Kickstarter for MetaGame: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2093152267/the-metagame-discuss
Sobornost orphanage programs-education wishlist Sobornost for the World (again)
Fistula Foundation(again) http://www.fistulafoundation.org/
National Audubon Society http://www.audubon.org/

And a very special thank you to my dear friends who donated to my December 2013 Birthday Wish, raising $230 for Orphans to Ambassadors http://www.orphanstoambassadors.org/ !!! THANK YOU!!! :)


Donations List 2014
Donations List 2012
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005
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The day looked so white grey and dreary cold that I hadn’t planned on going outdoors….but the chickadees came right to the office window to encourage me…and once outside I didn’t regret a minute of it. They fluttered and flew and took seeds from my hand, which is always a thrill…and after a while I heard an almost heartbreakingly Sweet and shaking birdvoice sing songs coming from the shrubbery. A brownish bird…but one that I could not make out for the distance. The notes sounded so much like ‘Here comes the bride-bride-bride-bride’. And the voice…I just can’t even explain how charming and moving it was…how beautiful and also endearing in that it seemed somehow to be shy and shaking…as if it was trying these songs out for the first time. Back inside I looked up keywords to Beethoven’s 5th to see if I could identify the bird…I’m not the only one who has been puzzled by it….perhaps a white-breasted sparrow?
Back outside. Adjusting my eyes to really see around the yard I was amused to discover these puffy tufts of lichen bursting forth from parts of the barren winter tree branches. I can’t even make this stuff up. Looking like some craftykid’s Dr.Seussian flufftops on perfect green camo- wrapped wand-twigs.
lichenpuff twig
leafholes and sky
As I shift scales I see the intricately textured jungles of lichen communities of all kinds on every surface of the trees and fallen branches…and those teenytiny Globular springtails come into focus Everywhere.
universe and springtail
Later still I put on my rainboots to take a walk on damp wooded paths in the dusky light of late afternoon …breathing in the scents of wet pine needles, bark, leaves and straining to catch some of the complex cocktails of other mysteries I haven’t yet learned to recognize or decipher. I cross paths with a woman and her small dog…and she tells me how her dog seems confused today….that the rain may have mixed her scents/senses. Of course I want to hear more..so she tells me that when this dog was a puppy and experienced her first snow how confusing it seemed to be for her. ”You see, she buries her bones everywhere and seems to Know where they all are…and suddenly being let outside after the snow blanketed the yard she seemed shocked and sniffing the air like…WHERE ARE ALL MY BONES???? We talk a bit about that…and imagine what it might look like to ‘see’ this road and the world mapped how the dogs can see/read it on an average day….”In a few years I’m sure, ” she says….and I nod my head in agreement….looking at the air and treetrunks and drawing circles within my mind.
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Avalo 1000 Hands image with notes

Taking stock of 2012 and as always most grateful that I was able to do something in these small but so important ways....channeling 10%s from art sales to as many wonderful causes and projects that I can to help co-create the world I wish to see for all of us and the next generations. I am determined in 2013 to fuel even larger and more constant pulses of support and love across the globe! Please help water any and all of these beautiful seeds/links below if you can. And a Huge thank you to the art collectors and friends whose support and purchase of artworks big and small in 2012 helped nourish me and these hopeful ripples!<3

2012 Donations
United Families for Sudan Women's Empowerment Project
John Lundin book project fundraiser: Journey to the Heart of the World
UORDP orphans Uganda (again) http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Uordp
Team in Training (ken wheaton) for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
PCPP Community Youth Library and Resource Center/CAPE VERDE: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=655-029 (this project was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. I reallocated those funds to: PCPP Community Library/ Dominican Republic: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-490
PCPP Medical Waste Incinerator/ Ethiopia (!!!??:(?!!!)https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=663-022
PCPP Learning Center: Friends of Peace https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=515-217
Orphans to Ambassadors (again) for 2012 projects
Healthy Kids Grow Community Farm and classes IndiGogo project/ Illinois: http://www.indiegogo.com/healthykidsgrow
Sobornost for the World Foundation (again)
La Isla Foundation/ Nicaragua: http://laislafoundation.org/La_Isla/Home.html
Healing Hands of Joy (for Fistula patients): http://www.healinghandsofjoy.com/
PCPP Beyond the Blackboard: School Library Establishment Project- Benin: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=680-240
PCPP Computers for a Sustainable Future for the Students of Vanuatu 461-052 https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=461-052 http://lynnovermyer.tumblr.com/post/109101881913/power-up-connecting-our-high-school-to-it
PCPP School Building Project for Underprivileged Children- TOGO: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=693-402
PCPP Library Development Project/ Cambodia : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=303-034
PCPP Library/ Dominican Republic : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-511
PCPP School Library/ Dominican Republic : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-523
PCPP Critically Needed Middle School Renovations/ GUINEA : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=675-142
DDI- Developmental Disabilities Walk and Motorcycle Run for Autism - Team Bobby Dempsey
Teach the Boys of La Isla to Weld- Crowdrise Fundraiser http://www.crowdrise.com/teachtheboysoflaisla
The Fistula Foundation (again)- Facebook Causes http://www.fistulafoundation.org/
More Than Me Foundation http://morethanme.org/
Catalytic Communities Rio
John Lundin's grandson Indiegogo
Sankalpa (again) http://www.sankalpajourneys.com/
Partners in Health (cholera/Haiti) again
Kenny Mann Documentary Fundraiser (Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots) 'From the Heart'
Hamlin Fistula Fund
OccupySandy Relief Wishlist Amazon
Nepal Youth Foundation (Free Bonded Nepali Girls campaign) through Global Giving
La Isla Foundation (English and a chance to live past 35 campaign) through Global Giving
Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre/ Kenya through Global Giving campaign
Mi Sangre Foundation alternatives to violence http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/train-2500-colombian-children-in-peace-building/ (GG giftcard)
Madre.org / Sapinchikmanta/ Voices for Justice (Peru) http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/sapinchikmanta-support-indigenous-womens-radio/ (GG giftcard)

+ $500 raised through Facebook Causes BirthdayWish for http://litworld.org/ thanks to wonderful friends and family!:)thank you!
+ artwork for fundraising auctions to:
East End Hospice
The Retreat Domestic Violence Services
The Hayground School
+$1 microdonations through Philanthroper.com to:
International Crisis Aid
Trees for the Future
Meridian Health Foundation for med care in Haiti
Women of Tomorrow Mentorship Program
Blood: Water Mission
Kramden Institute Refurbishing computers
Mothers Without Borders
Asha for Education

Donations List for 2014
Donations List for 2013
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005 :)
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dc_limitless_6 by avaDarlene
dc_limitless_6, a photo by avaDarlene on Flickr.



Darlene Charneco artworks featured in the film 'Limitless' about augmented memory.

if you catch the new film 'Limitless' about artificially enhanced memory, keep an eye out for my large mixed-media Petri dish piece 'Islands of Common Interest' in it. there is also a glimpse of a grid of my babypieces nearby and a row of 12" works on mapping and memorypalaces... see rest of set. All to do with experiments and the evolving collective and connective memory...:)!

A 'Limitless' memory?' - article on MSNBC

catalog: Darlene Charneco: Self-Assembling MemoryPalace
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a collection of artworks by Darlene Charneco on view. 'Islands of Memory' opens Saturday Aug.27th 5-7pm with a cocktail reception at SOLAR in East Hampton, NY. :)There will be an Artists on Artists discussion on Sept.17th led by Eric Ernst and curator Esperanza Leon. photo: detail of 'Deep Sea Memory (Retrieval)' 24

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by candlelight by avaDarlene
by candlelight, a photo by avaDarlene on Flickr.

densely weaving nailprayers bit by bit by glow

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Dan's donating 25% of his bar tab to fund clean water for people in need: "We all know that there comes a point in the night where you shouldn't have had that last beer or to have another beer wouldn't do you any good... I want to try and turn that wasted money into something more meaningful." He's starting small and simple; a great idea. Read more and consider joining him in something similar:
http://mycharitywater.org/Clearbeer
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Arriving at the Underpass by avaDarlene
Arriving at the Underpass, a photo by avaDarlene on Flickr.

I have a grid of 30 small works installed at the Ann Street Gallery as part of the exhibit Frame of Reference: Dioramas in the 21st Century, curated by Virginia Walsh. please read her introductory essay in this link: http://www.annstreetgallery.org/2011/06/featured/frame-of-reference-dioramas-in-the-21st-century/

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Fate Mapping

thrilled that some of my works are headed to London for the PINTA art fair with Praxis Gallery.
The fair runs June 6th through June 9th at Earls Court Exhibition Centre | Brompton Hall
Warwick Road, Earls Court.

This new piece is 'Fate Mapping'.
(resin, nails, mixed media)
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more listmaking:)
this time...starting to list films seen...jot short notes..way unfinished/incomplete Read more... )

To see:
Timbuktu
About Time
Lincoln
Miral
Pina (seen part of)

Seen:
2015
Primer

2014
Upstream Color
Tree of Life
Herb & Dorothy sequel (in Guild Hall)
Mr.Nobody


2013
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Beginners

2012ish seen
Last Train Home (documentary on China factory workers)
Battlestar Galactica series
Casa de los Babies
Entangled
Herb & Dorothy
The Fair Trade (documentary on AntiBody line)
Exit Through the Giftshop

2011
(seen recently and notable)
The Fall - stunning visual moving artwork. I was very impressed by the constant creative vision in scene composition and camerawork. The little girl, actress Catinca Untaru was delightfully real. "In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances." trailer.
Home -(rental)foreign- unconventional family is dramatically affected by opening of highway through their idyllic life/land/home. really good if depressing.
The film closed with Nina Simone 'Like the Wind'...and I'd never heard it so perfectly and around me so richly with sound...I cried from the beauty of that- hard to explain. perhaps should get big earphones again. and experience music differently.
Source Code- (theatre Medford?)another memory film out at the same time as Limitless. very good as well!! soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man,(repeatedly)and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.
Limitless- (theatre SH)pill to utilize 100% brainpower (with consequences). Brilliant. (and my art is in it!!)
The Puffy Chair- (rental) roadtrip w/gf and brother to deliver a recliner to his dad for birthday. totally believable characters and dialogue/current/ indie

previously and notable :
Manufactured Landscapes: Please watch this. documentary on Photographer Edward Burtynsky observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing. absolutely stunning and overwhelming. I felt a bit too small to do anything after this....the issues seemed just so much Huger in scale than I could grasp...which I had to struggle to shake off to regain some hope. But still I feel the film is absolutely necessary and amazing. Would like some of his books...on China especially to continue to try to process this scale. trailer
Wasteland: another must see. inspiring. and on a topic of great interest to me...the dump communities. I was a bit nervous to see how it would be done...sensitive...but it really came through brilliantly I think. Artist Vik Muniz has my great respect and admiration.
'Home' Yann Arthus-Bertrand's visual meditation/contemplation. as as aerial view afficianado this did not disappoint. His large photography book 'Above the Earth' was on our wedding wishlist/registry back in 2005 and gifted to us by Esperanza. "With aerial footage from 54 countries, Home is a depiction of how the Earth's problems are all interlinked." trailer

in list form:
some Favorites:
Wasteland
Manufactured Landscapes
Life in a Day
Baraka
Waking Life
Pi
Wings of Desire
Henry and June
Lust for Life
Belle Epoque
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beginning archive and to read lists (updated)

Reading now 2016:
Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe Relationship
Cooperation Among Animals (with Human Implications)
One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rainforest
The Outermost House
Sag Harbor: An American Beauty
Reality is Broken
Eco-Mind
rereading: The Medusa and the Snail


Recently read:
2015:
Smarter Than You Think
Guardian of All Things
What a Plant Knows
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Eating Animals
The Naked Future
Secret Chambers: The inside story of cells and complex life by Martin Brasier
Missing Microbes:How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues by Dr. Martin J Blaser
An Epidemid of Absence:A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases by Moises Velasquez-Manoff
Lynn Margulis: A Scientific Rebel


2014:
A Sand County Almanac
Honor Thy Symbionts
Empire of the Beetle
Survival of the Sickest
The One-Straw Revolution
Rambunctious Garden
Thrivability
Women of Courage: Stories from Afghanistan

2013:
Cotton: A Revolutionary Fiber
Chimeras and Consciousness
Weeds: Nature's most unloved plants
Riddled With Life
Everyday Dress 1650-1900 (library)
A History of Fashion and Costume (library)
Textiles: The Whole Story (library)
A Natural History of Termites (library)
Chemical Communication
Musicophilia- Oliver Sacks
My Stroke of Insight- neurologist


To Read:
Evolution by James Alan Shapiro
An Uncommon Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm by Scott Chaskey
Silent Spring
The Empathetic Civilization
When I Was Puerto Rican (again)
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
(Moonwalking with Einstein follows Joshua Foer's compelling journey as a participant in the U.S. Memory Championship. As a science journalist covering the competition, Foer became captivated by the secrets of the competitors, like how the current world memory champion, Ben Pridmore, could memorize the exact order of 1,528 digits in an hour. He met with individuals whose memories are truly unique—from one man whose memory only extends back to his most recent thought, to another who can memorize complex mathematical formulas without knowing any math. Brains remember visual imagery but have a harder time with other information, like lists, and so with the help of experts, Foer learned how to transform the kinds of memories he forgot into the kind his brain remembered naturally. The techniques he mastered made it easier to remember information, and Foer's story demonstrates that the tricks of the masters are accessible to anyone. )
The Great Frustration by Seth Fried
The 11 stories in Fried's debut have the vigor of adventures, taking place in settings as disparate as Spain in the time of the conquistadors, a king's harem, a city under siege, various scientific setups, and--in the case of the title story--the Garden of Eden. Such an imagination is refreshing, but even more rewarding is that the stories don't rely solely on concept or conceit, and trudge forward into the lovely mess of strong characters wedged into dramatic circumstance. The scientists in "Those of Us in Plaid" have a simple, though not easy, objective involving an obstinate monkey and a space capsule. Science is clearly one of Fried's major interests: "Loeka Discovered" follows a team of researchers reconstructing ancient history from bits of bone and other artifacts. The lengthy "Animalcula: A Young Scientist's Guide to New Creatures" offers 15 scholarly descriptions of minuscule fauna, creating a fictional microcosm and illuminating it with the surprisingly poetic inner life of the scientist studying his subjects. While Fried's stories run to the historical or technical, there's a strain of absurdism in his prose that combines pathos, unease, and dark humor to add depth and give these stories a sense of modernity and relevance.

unfinished?
SuperCooperators by Martin A. Nowak
Garbageland
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo by Sean B. Carroll



2012:
The Wildlife of Our Bodies:Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today- Rob Dunn

2011:
Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide- by Stacey Edgar ( http://www.amazon.com/Global-Girlfriends-Business-Poverty-Worldwide/dp/0312621736/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp)
Las Mamis (again)- various/compilation
Wow!: A Memoirito
The Road from Morocco by Wafa Faith Hallam
Searching for Memory:The Brain, The Mind, And The Past by Daniel L. Schacter
The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
Born to Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz
The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom

previously (some favorites):
The Immense Journey by Loren Eiseley
The Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas continued )
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Notes from the month....journal snippets and memories....

initial install @Tribeca w/Beth, Perry, Tapp, Jeff, Matt, etc

work on Prayers Long (2pieces)...painting and 'lighting'...coloring the nails each day....

install Prayers Long (through darkness and rising)with Brent @ night Tribeca
drink and apps at Sazon Puerto Rican Cuisine- delish!- chewing on sugarcane in drink (Mojito Sazon)quesadillas de ropa vieja, and brent's delicious soup with pieces of pasteles-tasting...ahhh my senses and memories ignited. love feeling, music, decor. hot pink, orange, black.read more )
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2006 (PCPP= Peace Corps Partnership Project)

PCPP #674-017 South Africa- Women's Sewing Group
Terra Livre Documentary- Projectile Arts throuh Donate.net
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Javier Gomez' triathalon team
American Stroke Society/Association- marathon run by Spring Ackerman (LJ 10%er)
Save the Children- appeal for Mudslide Victims in the Phillipines
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Anne Rios' triathalon team in training
Kageno Worldwide- craft project for women
Adriana Bertini fundraiser to attend AIDS conference in Toronto, through Lars/Omidyar.net
Aaron Olivo filming project for Global Action Nepal
PCPP Swaziland- Women's Sewing Association
St.Jude Children's Hospital
Book 'Em- Thomas merton
Friends of The Center for Children's Happiness/ through Foundation for Sustainable Development
PCPP#314-013 Azerbaijan School Renovation Project
Global Giving- Afghanistan- Education Learning Centers Empower Afghan Women
PCPP South Africa Library Matshwi Primary School, shelves, tables, materials
PCPP Mali Women's Association Building Construction
PCPP Costa Rica Ice Cream Business
Habitat for Humanity- New Orleans, Toby Dore marathon
PCPP Tanzania Rainwater Harvesting System

2007

PCPP Tanzania School Rain Catchment Tank
PCPP Suriname Durotank Water & Sanitation for 110 homes
Bridges Across Borders membership + to help and print and mail newsletters
Emancipation Network Made By Survivors
Agustina Fundraiser- Hampton Bays church
American Cancer Society- Retno in Dogswalk against Cancer @ Riverside Park
Life in Africa- Breakfast Club/Tea on Me sponsorship of July10th
Giving Arts Creative Judaica Conference an Workshop fund
PeaceTiles South Africa- to send volunteer Fre to Africa
SEWA supplies through Facebook Changing the Present
Safe Passage- Guatemala City Garbage Dump
Holy Cross Health Ministries for La Chureca Community Center
PCPP #378-081 Morocco- Toundoute Women's Center
Manna Project International- child sponsorship at La Chureca (Joselin delosAngeles Lopez)
Life in Africa School Fees Campaign bracelets
Operation Smile TUT Universe
Changing the Present (Facebook)- Bednets Prevent Malaria
The Sharing Foundation/Cambodia/Global Giving- America's Giving Challenge Beth Kantor
Global Fund for Women- Changing the Present- School Supplies/Education
NICA Hope- Nicaragua- paypal
Manna Project International- child Sponsorship renewal (Lidia delSocorro Areas )

Donations List 2012
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005

FIlmography

Feb. 7th, 2011 09:08 am
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using LJ as a temporary mindsorter.

my artworks are in these films
It Runs in the Family (2003,Michael Douglas): The Writing Ritual, Erotica
Heights (2004, Glenn Close, Merchant Ivory Productions): The Book of Questions
Wall Street 2 Money Never Sleeps (2010, Michael Douglas): Waking Sumer, Novus Corpus
Remember Me (2010,Robert Pattinson, Pierce Brosnan): Puja
Limitless (2011, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro): Islands of Common Interest, +grid
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Entanglement (detail)
'Entanglement' (detail)

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects." Herman Melville

As part of a vow that is at the heart of my art and life....since 2002...I try to channel 10% of what comes to me back out into the world to nurture positive projects that move me and end uneccessary suffering. Microphilanthropy. Not huge amounts...but small amounts that make a difference in the big picture..given with love and hope...as often as possible.

As the year comes to a close I look back and take stock of all I'm grateful for...I am perhaps almost always most grateful that I was able to do a little something to help support and sustain these wonderful organizations and initiatives that are doing work we need done in the world. It feels really...REALLY good. I hope that 2011 allows me to channel more and more...as there are so many other ones I am looking forward to being able to help in any small (or LARGE!) way..as well as more donations for those I am already connected to.

So here is to the ones of 2010 - follow links to find out more and please join me in supporting any and all of them if you can- may they have all they need onward into the future: see list )

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