What is this Project All About?


A group of professional artists has decided to share some of their artworks with non-profit organizations that are doing good work in their home state of Vermont and beyond its borders. They donate these artworks to shelters, environmental organizations, educational institutions, and many other kinds of non-profits. We call this project EMBRACING ART because we want other people doing important work to embrace the value of art and the contribution it can make to the environment in which they work, and also because we seek to reach out and support / embrace the endeavors of others who are doing significant work that serves the public good.
To find artists whose work is available, read the Frequently Asked Questions in the righthand column and then scroll down and click on an artist to see their available work.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Deborah Hillman

Deborah Hillman has worked as an anthropologist in New York City and currently makes art in her home-based studio in Montpelier. Her focus, in both anthropology and art, is tending the world within, through close attention to dreams and other forms of inner experience. Some of her art can be seen on the website of the Lifwynn Foundation at www.lifwynnfoundation.org .


"Chakra" means "wheel" in Sanskrit. Usually depicted on a vertical axis, as circles of light and color, the chakras represent energy centers within the human body. Here, the chakra-like circles form a quilt or tapestry pattern, with multiple layers of paint, collage, and crayon creating the texture.
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Title: Chakra Cloth
Size: 15x20" 
Medium: water color, water-soluble crayon, collage
Date of creation: 2003
Value: $500

Dreams and waking imagination are woven together in this image, along with a childlike feeling of spontaneity. The "little red house" belongs to the world of dreams, and so it's a metaphor — one whose meaning will change from viewer to viewer.

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Title: Little Red House in the Land of Dreams
Size: 18x24" 
Medium: acrylic & collage on St. Armand handmade paper
Date of creation: 2012
Value: $800