Creating works of art requires us to then ask ourselves what we’re going to do with it. My first impulse is to share it freely, as a gift from the heart. The dictates of living in the world offers us an assortment of other considerations…
• what exactly is fair trade?
• what is the value of what we create…by what measure and to whom?
• where did the notion of the starving artist come from?
• money considerations...
• what is the ultimate goal?
In an effort to balance the societal pressures with my need for a livelihood with my desire to live according to my conscience, this website endeavors to satisfy them all by offering three parts:
• The Peaceful Planet Project invites everyone to share the Prayers Made Visible images free of charge for personal use.
• The prices on the items for sale on the website attempt to be fair and realistic at the same time.
• The Art Patrons, Prayer Patrons, Project Patrons, and corporate clients will hopefully offset the cost of the freebies, and help get the art out into the world in a larger, more visible way…think Sistine Chapel, for example.