"Peace and goodwill" is a common message on holiday greeting cards. A fine thought. Does the message make any difference in this format?
An abstract artist from New Jersey shares his creative wealth in a public art project that keeps spreading these words.
"Visual artist Franck de Las Mercedes is sending empty recycled boxes with painted messages of peace, freedom and hope to anybody, anywhere in the world, for free. The 'Priority Boxes' project series encourages people to reconsider their ability to influence, change and question the fragility, value and priority of ideas such as peace."
Over 7000 boxes have already travelled the world! Teachers brought them into classrooms to share the message with the new generation. Now that's a real viral message.
How are you using your art for peace? Please share your creative wealth and post your stories here.
P.S. If you would like to help fund the needed materials and postage for the project, please contact Franck at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Artist Career Training does not have any financial ties to FdLM Studio. I just get a kick out of supporting artists who use their talents to do good.)
And you might have noticed, this public art project is also good marketing.
P.P.S. If you want more inspiration, check out "Lessons Learned from Oprah Winfrey". As author J.D. Meier says: "Whether you're a fan or not, there is no doubt that Oprah Winfrey changes lives, starting with her own. As a real life rags-to-riches story and a self-made success, she knows the power of choice, living with courage, and following your dreams. She makes things happen. ... Oprah stands out as authentic. She comes across as somebody who generally wants to use all her power to lift people up and make a better world."