2006 BENEFIT: HELPING HANDS OF SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO
"This work was named 11 months before I ever had an idea of what I would do, simply because the gallery needed a title for its calendar. I must admit I had a few 'What am I thinking... the LOVE SHOW... am I nuts?' moments.
It was after naming the show that I began to experience one of the worst creative blocks I've had in a long time, and I spent the next few months trying to convince myself that I would wake up with an idea tomorrow...
While flipping through a local magazine, I came across a small ad for Helping Hands, a one-woman non-profit which helps anyone in need, and suddenly, thankfully, I knew what to do."
The Love Show was conceived and realized in 3 weeks. Using 1100+ wire coat hangers, un-countable yards of tulle and monofilament thread, 2 giant rolls of black duct tape, 100 yards of trim, and a whole lotta coffee and chocolate-covered-cherries, the gallery was transformed into a fantasy garden of 100 10-petalled flowers, complete with a pond and fountain.
100% of sales went to Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio