Monday, April 4, 2011
(100% of Proceeds to Benefit Give2Asia Earthquake & Tsunami 2011 Fund)
Christina Conway, who is a wonderful curator of Kokeshi custom shows, asked me to participate the super amazing event, Ema for auction to benefit Artists Help Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund at Give2Asia. Ema are traditional small Japanese wooden tablets left at shrines with an image on one side, and wish or prayer on the other. Christina said, " Taking inspiration from these simple, traditional and specifically Japanese gestures of wish-making/prayers this auction allows everyone of any culture, religious background and dynamics a similar talisman, using the "if you will it, it will be" thought belief. A small of art for a big cause. " I love her brilliant idea!
Here are my photos which I was working on Ema piece. It measures 3" x 5" inches.
There are many wonderful participating artists including me: Allison Sommers, Lorena Alvarez, Yoskay Yamamoto, Fawn Fruits and more! Bidding begins Sunday, April 3, at eBay Giving Works for Give2Asia. Bidding for each ema is open for seven days. More ema artwork will be added through April 20. Check more artworks and details on Ebay auction. Don't forget to bid them, hurry! Thank you so much for everything, Christina!