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“My practice of art , painting , sculpture and jewelry are only the end products…… what is important to me are the moments and experiences I have through my work. The people I meet and the things I do are for a reason. – Director of Art – Ted Tihansky

The 11/11 Foundation allows people like us express and demonstrate healing to others through art as I have had to do for the most part of MY life. Growing up in states of depression and anxiety fueled the fire for finding a place within myself where I was centered , anxiety free and full of life. Art, drawing at the time was the key early on, around five years of age. I found peace among the chaos around me. The drawing and desire to create released me, unknowingly at the time, into serenity leading to a sense of well-being.

Growing older I lost sight of art and the healing effect it had on me. The chaos and anxiety quickly became the norm of my life during this period. The social demands and peer pressure took over my life and led to consequences leaving me lost and depressed. ESCAPE through self abuse took over the positive feelings of life.

Suddenly after much imposed hardship, miraculously, I remembered my youthful experience of the positive energy and healing I received by expressing myself through creating things. Developing my gift for art led me on an unimaginable journey of self discovery, of peace within and a sense of touching others.

I was returning to a life filled with fulfillment and joy rather than anxiety and depression. Participating in the 11/11 Foundation will allow me to continue touching and helping others through my art. My work would include leading roles in teaching and sharing my experiences through creating. The art will also be a mainstay in my own healthy development and hopefully the awakening of others to the process of the healing power of the arts.

Expression of all forms of art transcends cultures that can unite us as human beings. Unity can take us beyond the chaos and expands our experiences on a personal, worldly and universal level. The practice of art expands our minds to a higher level of consciousness. It can break all barriers of ordinary communication and help us set aside our own cultural pathology allowing us to communicate to the rest of the world and universe in a more healthy and productive way.

Creative expression is healing me physically, spiritually and mentally. My desire is to bring this remarkable state of elevation in spirit and healing to others who have gotten lost and suffer from the scars of life as I have.

ELEVEN/ELEVEN” is providing the opportunity to continue with these moments and experiences as I produce art work to expand my journey of sharing, touching people on a higher level of consciousness and promote healing. “REALLY, THE PEOPLE I MEET AND THE THINGS I DO ARE FOR A REASON.”

March 23, 2017