Pamela's ArtPrize Ten (2018) Installation
noun: butterfly effect
The scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever.
Broken Wings can travel to your community to offer a safe space for healing discussions concerning gun violence and other harmful actions. This installation offers an alternative solution to work towards resolving the increasing death rate inflicted by guns in our country. Based on the notion of the butterfly effect, the art portrays how multiple tiny movements can influence change.
Broken Wings enacts the Butterfly Effect of Kindness, reminding students that every small deed or word has an effect. This notion solidifies through joint contributions as participants watch the “kindness project” grow. The exhibit challenges students to empower others through empathy and kindness, especially those who are hurting, isolated, bullied, or struggling through caustic emotions. Broken Wings is about healing our nation.
Powerful message for schools and anyone concerned for our growing unkind culture.
Special thanks to Moonlight Graphics, Bridge Street Electric, Marijo Heemstra, Patty Alexander, Jan VanderWall, Kim Seitler-Videto, Bohan Li, Rachel Rinker Tollefson, Kathy Pluymert, Barb Handley, and John Burri for their valuable contributions to Broken Wings.
Over 350,000 individuals have participated in Pamela's hands-on exhibits during the first ten years of the international ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her popular work has become known for engaging viewers through participatory art. Each ArtPrize project or theme can be customized for your needs. Contact Pamela today to commission a hands-on exhibit and presentation that focuses on raising awareness and finding solutions to life's challenges.
Pamela has been an ArtPrize artist since 2009