The Dust of Life
The accompaniment to the above video is The Pages of My Life courtesy Rob Stevens, from his album We Are All Giant.
The Dust of Life began as a themed sketchbook project initiated by Art House Co-op in 2011 and entitled The Fiction Project. From the list of themes, I chose to interpret I am a scavenger. The sketchbooks toured art galleries across the US, then returned to be catalogued permanently in the Brooklyn Art Library New York.
If you’re in the vicinity of Brooklyn Art Library anytime, think of popping in and asking to see my sketchbook.
I chose to use the theme to highlight the plight of the world’s orphaned and abandoned street children and the artistic inspiration was a gift of a packet of unrecyclable rubbish collected from a beach in England by artist Fran Crowe.
Dust continues as a project. I’ve produced a limited edition series (100) fine art prints on silk. The prints are small (5 x 7 inches) and so I am able to offer these for sale at only £60 each.
The proceeds of all sales will be donated, through www.justgiving.com, to a charity aiding streetchildren/scavengers. Just Giving is a web site listing over 8,000 charities. More, you can donate on the site, to a charity of your choice, with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.
If you’re interested in any or all of the prints, please contact me.