Global Art Project home office has received thousands of letters
from participants and groups sharing the experiences they had while
participating in the Global Art Project. Here are just a few excerpts
from the letters they sent:
in this project has been extremely rewarding and empowering. Just
the thought of artists all over the world displaying their projects
for one cause at the same time is very exciting, but for me the
most important aspect has been the affirmation that each of us has
the ability not only to express our personal vision, but also to
help others see a vision of a better world. "
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
a beautiful idea!! I, too, believe that art is the best way to 'save
the world' because art is the language of the soul. It transcends
the reach of ordinary language to inspire and uplift the souls of
was excited to read about your Global Art Project. I am an art student
and mother of three boys living in Las Vegas. I am concerned for
my children's future. I would like to participate in the project
to teach my sons that they can take steps to make their world a
Las Vegas, NV
sons, David (9) and Aaron (5), and I intend to do a project based
upon the lives of children in a peaceful world. Thanks for this
am a citizen of the world and as an artist I reflect my being through
my art work. The Global Art Project gave me the opportunity to integrate
and create with people of many nationalities, religions and backgrounds,
sharing all one and the same goal -- hope for unity. Let the unity
begin with each one of us."
project has struck a cord with me as I am returning to school to
get my teaching credentials in Art, which knows no cultural bounds.
The Art classroom is the perfect place to promote a global community
because children can be exposed to so many different cultures and
see the good works to come out of all of us. I am enclosing a classroom
lesson plan for a unit of study that I developed and will definitely
use, centered on the Project.
a great solution! The Global Art Project is one of the most perfect
and powerful movements today. Our thoughts, our expressions, our
reaching out, our energies... these change the world."
been extremely fascinated with the concept of creating a vision
of global unity and having it join thousands of other works circling
the world. There's so much power in the energy of positive intent!"
Santa Rosa, CA
important as breaking the walls of separation between peoples, finding
our individual voices and having the guts to own up to our talents
without judging them out of existence is equally of benefit to global
St. Petersburg, FL
am an amateur artist who came out of moth balls to do a piece for
this very wonderful project. When I read about the Global Art Project,
a vision flashed in my mind as revelation-inspiration. At age 50,
I offer 'Unity One Source', for the people of the world."
am Polish photographer and I have been living in U.S.A. for last
10 years. I am very glad I had a chance to participate in this project.
As an artist I will do everything to spread creative and positive
energy around the world."
would like to participate in the Global Art Project. I know the
effects energy can have on individuals as well as on the planet.
Your vision resonated with my own and I instantly got a picture
of what a unified community might look like. I am in the process
of sketching it out for the painting."
Hickory Hills, IL
am sending you our application on behalf of our two youth groups.
I'm excited to be a part of this wonderful project, and know it
will be a great impact on all who come in contact with it!"
United Life Church
Oklahoma City, OK
believe that what you are doing is very exciting and will move people
in ways large, small and unpredictable."
is a truly exciting project. It's almost too large to envision.
like a wonderful project. I can't wait to get started."
a wonderful experience this has been! I participated in the 1996
Global Art Project with my mother and my two daughters -- each of
us exchanging art with our own individual 'matches'. Needless to
say, this has been a rewarding experience for all of us, and we
are all looking forward to the next Global Art Project in 1998."
was personally led down a number of newly-explored paths while doing
this project that would be a letter in itself. I think given this
idea, it woke up some thoughts about world unity, and forced me
to process some deeper thinking on what can heal and transform."
intention was to convey the concept that we are all 'One' no matter
how diverse; and that the hope of the world starts as an individual
shift of consciousness in each of us."
my small piece gave me a feeling of being connected to all the other
people in the world who are also participating. Seeing the works
of other people in this area who are participating was exciting."
want to thank you for the opportunity to send my Art to someone
in a different part of the world. This is definitely a new experience
for me. I have surprised myself at how excited I've been about even
the most mundane aspects of this process. (I felt like a kid sending
off my painting to Taiwan! What an unknown experience!)"
is a copy of my art for the 1998 Global Art Project. My idea was
to create the world where everyone is connected by looking at the
same constellations in the sky. I am the one in Arizona with my
cat Taco Bob, and my art pal is in Wisconsin. The Japanese calligraphy
piece is about me dancing, celebrating, honoring the friends in
my life. It is about the spirit of connected joy, celebration and
reverence for others."
loved doing this project because in everything I do, I like to have
some 'meaning'. What better meaning than the unity of this world.
I believe that art is one of the most important things in life.
We are all creators."
Santa Cruz, CA
piece represents the intertwining of spirit, creativity, gift, and
connectedness encompassed by the Global Art Project.
you for your efforts in putting this project together. I enjoyed
participating in it. It touched a deep place inside of me. The process,
especially thinking of ideas -- the period of brainstorming I usually
begin with -- coupled with the awareness of just how many other
people in the world were also stirring up their creative energy
and working towards an outward expression, all at the same time,
was truly awe-inspiring."
I was working on my art called 'Noah's Ark' the thought crossed
my mind to unite all artists and creative people by the idea of
the mankind destiny and its survival. In all times the artists were
always ahead of the time and could predict the course of events
that is development of the mankind, its cataclysms and to show the
way out from them.
think we can save the mankind by the spiritual revival of every
person and by uniting with the one thought to create original "Noah's
greetings from Austria. My English is not very perfect, but I hope
you will understand everything I write to you. My friends and me
joined the 'Global Art Project' in 1994, and at this time one of
my friends, an artist in photography, was also very pleased by the
idea of this interesting project and wanted to join it this year.
Unfortunately he got very sick and died by cancer in March 95, but
I want to fulfill his dream, that some of his photos will be a part
of 'Global Art Projekt', giving this special energy of hope and
peace around the world."
'remembering basket' comes with a little history:
The amber colored beads woven into your necklace have a small history.
A village in Alaska poor and unable to pay their school teacher
offered her beads. Through the years when the people couldn't pay
her with money they paid with beads. This was about forty years
ago. These beads represent a fortune, a fortune in heart. A circle
of giving. Villagers to teacher, teacher to children, children to
the world. I look at these little beads, wow, what a contribution.
How clear to me that these little beads needed to be in your remembering
basket. Thank-you for your contribution to a greater good, thank-you
for giving me an outlet of understanding and a chance to contribute
to a greater good."
am as different from you as the North is from the South, as the
Earth is from the Sky, as Fire is from Water, as Summer is from
Winter.... Let us celebrate our differences and all the beautiful
variety in all the Earth."
hope that through my art I can recapture and convey the proud heritage
of my Native ancestors."
Kelowna, B.C., Canada
quilted piece depicts the globe, and the colored bands encircling
the globe represent the five races in the world...and the fact that
all races overlap and intermingle."
St. David, AZ
entire family of six participated by creating six individual pieces
of art....This project drew us together as a family but also helped
us define for ourselves what we each thought global unity meant."
consider the Global Art Project one of the most exciting and worthwhile
art projects I've ever participated in."
wanted to say GAP 1998 was amazing! It is the best thing we do at
our school -- Thank You!"
Peter Noyes School
project gives kids the opportunity to think about world issues --
to think about how they'd like the world, and their future to be."
Peter Noyes School
loved the idea of giving a gift from the heart -- and of receiving
one too. Giving your art is such a personal gift. It's neat to think
of so many people doing the exact same thing at the exact same time
-- and of all this artwork circling the globe."
drew a picture of the earth, and then a bunch of different types
of people -- short, tall, white, black -- holding hands around the
world. Holding hands is a sign of peace. People can't fight if they're
Mrs. Martin's Fourth-Grade Class
GAP project is such a great idea -- what a nice way to bring people
together. I've always said that our world needs more artists, musicians,
and poets. Just think: if our young people would just pick up a
paintbrush or pencil instead of a gun -- what a wonderful world
this would be. Maybe GAP is the beginning of just such a world.
I certainly hope so."
kids can see from the items they've received -- paintings, autobiographical
letters, family pictures -- how willing people are to share their
lives, even with strangers, and how much we all have in common."
Noyes School Teacher
brings together so many valuable skills. Kids are writing, creating
artwork, sharing their ideas, and reflecting on how to make a better
world. It's also amazing to think that just one person started this.
It showed me that one person can change the world."
project really helps children see themselves as part of a world-wide
makes kids think about what role they have in establishing peace.
GAP has taught them that they can make a difference. Each person
can contribute to peace -- it's not just something the leaders of
countries are responsible for."
from Chile, and I was so glad to know that I wasn't the only one
who wanted to bring people from different cultures together. I want
people to be citizens of the world, and not just of one country."
grownups, we get so caught up in our own lives. This gives us the
opportunity to stop and think about others. Whether we have international
partners or not, it has us all thinking in a global way. The more
all of us can be reminded of how we fit together in the world --
connects people through artwork, and it doesn't matter how old you
are. Everyone has some kind of voice -- their art stands out in
I believe that thoughts are real things (energy forms that can be
directed to manifestation), I was especially excited by the idea
of thousands of people sending messages of peace and unity around
the globe at one time. It would have been exciting to be in space
and have the ability to view the energy crisscrossing the planet."
have made a difference in our lives. My children have had some good
discussions on unity, peace, freedom, different cultures, and geography.
They are so proud of their work and very excited about sending their
artwork off. We are having an art show in early April. All the students
are participating as well as the community. This has united and
involved the entire school and we thank you."
Peters & 700 happy kids
project was about much more than creating an art work. To create
the art- work reflecting global unity, first one must feel it in
his/her heart. That took the longest for me. Many meditations later
my ideas finally gelled."
would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to you
and the Global Art Project. This has been an absolutely wonderful
experience. The project pushed me into doing my first non- commercial
work in thirty- five years. It really felt good to do something
that came from me and not be the least bit concerned about meeting
some one else's needs. I plan to be involved with the project for
years to come."
are developing the same violence patterns as US school systems,
housing projects, etc. That is why I am so happy to try and spread
this beautiful vision. I want you to know how honored I am to be
included in this endeavor, and how much I value it as a beautiful
expression of humanity. Thank you for the inspiration, it is coming
RIGHT WHEN I NEED IT MOST...isn't that always the way?"
such an incredible idea! To promote peace through Art & drop
all the politics about making & selling art. A real exchange
of beauty! Thank you for your Hand work!"
had such an amazing time participating in the project! The ideas
surrounding the project spurred on really interesting discussion
among my students and I hope that the project continues for a long
time to come!! Thank you for starting such a great connection for
the world and for kids!!
Rogers Park Montessori School
Global Art Project is a beautiful idea...and one that should continue
in spite of all odds."