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“BeCause”

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Rhea Giffin "BeCause"

Rhea Giffin "BeCause"

Here is the ICARE-Faces of Hope mask/artwork I created for the 2010 benefit at the Art Spirit Gallery.

Artist’s note: I was facilitating an art project for juvenile detention students many years ago and was touched by a young boy serving time who shared a story that gave him hope. “The Impossible Flyer.”  It was based on the idea that aerodynamically, a bumble bee should not be able to defy gravity and fly, but amazingly, it does.  This recollection became the base for my inspiration.  Playing with the words Bee; Be; Be Cause.  Because this is a great Cause to Be For, I crafted a simple poem of reason and Be-ingness to affirm what I imagine is at the heart of FACES of HOPE and what families gain from the ICARE programs.  The hand is formed in the American Sign Language symbol for “I Love You.”

Because

     You are you

           Because

                I am me

                    Because

                          There exists

                                   Harmony.

                                                        –Rhea Giffin 2010