This one is for Renee. This is a gala/fundraiser concept with the jewelry shown being created by well known jewelry designers and celebrities and auctioned off for the cause.
When Miriam asked me to base an event on Frida Kahlo’s, “What the Water Told Me,” I have to admit my first thought was, “How in the world can I made a wedding or any event out of a painting that illustrates Frida’s personal tragedies?” With a good deal of brain storming, I had it: a fundraiser for the Neuropathy Action Foundation. It is suspected that Frida also had spina bifida in addition to the injuries sustained from a horrible accident and a bout with polio. All of those physical tragedies left Frida in horrible pain and neuropathy. This event celebrates Frida Kahlo as well as her culture. My idea for the sugar skulls pictured is that celebrities and well known personalities would decorate sugar skulls to be auctioned off.
This set is for Tana who requested a set based on the band, Godsmack. Here is a set for the New Orleans Voodoo Fest and a VIP event where voodoo related art is auctioned off to raise funds for the continued rebuilding of the areas affected by hurricane Katrina. Please remember that this area still needs our help, not just New Orleans, but other cities as well.
I issued a challenge to my Facebook friends: Who is your favorite artist or piece of art? Let me know and I will do an event set inspired by it.. Here is the first set requested by Jed: Edvard Munch’s, “The Scream.” This would be for an event to raise money for a local art museum. I have called it the Blue and Orange Ball and the dresses you see would be part of an auction.