Jewels as a metaphor of the preciousness of freedom. To pay tribute to
all people who stand for freedom as symbolized by the distribution of
"jewels of freedom".
3 1/4" x 6" manilla colored envelopes with gold and silver stars
marked: The Jewels-of-Freedom Project, "You have found a jewel of
Inside each envelope will be one synthetic jewel as a token of our precious
freedom and in dedication to those whose freedom was taken on September
11th 2001. I will enclose my email address and a short explanation, for
those who would like to share their thoughts and comments addressing any
aspect of freedom, or remarks in response to the project.
I hope to incorporate these email statements as a freedom bunker of written
statements, combined with art and journal entries as a representation
of our freedom as treasure.
located at Union Square, NYC and additional locations. Fliers posted or
handed out in New York City in various locations, such as street corners
in Midtown and lower Manhattan.
At various times, as I travel to NYC, between April 5 through the last
day of April, I will place individual Jewels-of-Freedom packets, which
have enclosed one each synthetic jewel in locations within midtown and
lower Manhattan including locations near museums, the New York Public
Library, Port Authority.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am an artist and painter living and working near the Jersey shore area
for the past 20 years.
The Jewels-of-Freedom Project is dedicated to the valour of all those
who gave their lives on 9-11-01, the survivors, those who work at Ground
Zero, and all those who are guardians of freedom.
The image I use on the poster is a single individual, portrait to represent
the many, who stand for freedom.
The poster design includes a flame ringed portrait image incorporating
the words freedom, peace, and love. As an explanation to the imagery I
use, it is linked to September 11th, when so many lives were extinguished.
But it is also about courage and hope. On September 11th, peace and freedom
were turned upside down in one tragic terroristic attack.
Out of this, the love of a nation poured forth.
My goal is to pass the jewel, as a token of the preciousness of freedom,
and in honour of the courageous.