Hello everyone! After quite some time, we are back to blogging & better than ever. Our hope for this blog is to dive into the process of our art-to educate & inspire each one of you. A picture is worth a thousand words, and you are worth the effort, so we want to share some of those words with you.
Where to start? These past three years have been incredible. So much has happened it's hard to comprehend. Some of you may be familiar with the Seven Pillars of Humanity windows. (If not, where have you been? Just kidding, but these windows are well worth getting to know.) They serve as the thesis statement for the Sphere of Light building (we'll go into more detail on that a little later).
We created the Pillars windows specifically to travel in order to bring awareness and gather the resources needed to accomplish such a feat. So far, we have had a remarkable experience doing so in places such as the Utah State Capitol, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Salt Lake City, and the Glass City itself, Toledo. While sharing this art, we have met the most incredible people.
Also, in the past few years, we published a children's book, The Piece That Is You. This book tells the story of belonging, overcoming challenges, teamwork, unity, human worth, and potential. Oh, and the coolness of art (couldn't leave that part out). Written by our very own Gayle Holdman & illustrated by Dallin Orr & Irina Harding, this little tale is changing lives by teaching everyone that they have a place in this world, are loved, and are needed.
Now back to the Sphere of Light building. What is that, you might ask? It is our "magnum opus": our biggest project yet and the purpose behind Roots of Humanity Foundation's creation. Imagine a building that is made almost entirely of stained glass. It will be the largest illustrative stained glass window in the world. Crazy, right? However, this is not just a dream anymore. Many have helped us begin to turn this into reality. There is still MUCH to accomplish yet we are closer than ever.
We will begin doing updates like this every week. We will also have a "Project of the Month" where we focus on a specific area of our art and go into depth on the creative process & themes.
If you've read this far, we thank you and look forward to conversing with you weekly. Enjoy your weekend!
- Roots of Humanity Foundation