The Motivation/problem that Creative Currency seeks to address is the deficit in civility and compassion that is currently rampant in our communities.
We all experience this every day when we come into contact with our fellow humans. Our default approach is to not see each other as human. Although most would agree that treating each other with humanity, no matter who rules, creates a safe vibrant community.
Creative Currency seeks to directly focus on the positive effect that staying mindful of how we treat each other truly is. This we do in an effort to build a better society.
Art on the trails-Recycle-reuse and decay, charms-medicine-juju-honoring the wisdom that comes from within and sharing that energy out.
What’s on top! Art-Nature-Community Engaging community in creative action EcoHermanas Totems-did first one in 2009, 7 projects-new one starting Monday-rolling crest community center about Black and Brown community heros and sheros.
Artomatic Future vision-
We developed and implemented:
Creative Currency: Words to Live By A National Public Art Project Model
A blog, creativecurrency.blogspot.com, on which to hold creative conversations and to document the work.
200 participants in 5 states.
200 signs created
Chicago Calling/Any Squared street action/exhibition
DMUUC Sanctuary Gallery exhibition
2 voting site street installations
15 Creative Conversations.
As an artist I was able to:
Share the creative process with diverse communities to explore the question of compassion in our human relations.
Expand my network of communities and organizations who are engaged in creative activities for social justice.
Our participants engaged in community arts activities which contribute to personal and social development.
Participants personal benefits were expressed as improved communication, planning and organizing skills. They increased their capacities to collect, organize and analyse information and problem solving.
Our collective community benefit includes enhanced connections and networks and a stronger connection to creativity.