Today I’d like to spread the word about the Hearts & Hands for Japan benefit which is currently raising money to aid the relief efforts in the earthquake aftermath, specifically to benefit a non-profit aid organization called Shelterbox. I designed and printed these three prints.
Japan holds a very special place in my heart. I lived in Tochigi-ken, about 90 minutes north of Tokyo, for 2 years after I graduated college. I taught English in two public junior high schools as a participant in the Jet Programme. It was honestly one of the most valuable experiences of my life. I was so greatly influenced by the people and culture of Japan, both as an artist and a person. In the weeks since the earthquake and tsunami I have been heartbroken for their losses, and today I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute in this small way toward the relief efforts.
These prints are 8.75″ x 8.75″, printed area 5″ x 5″. I designed them so they would fit a square Ikea frame (Ribba Style, #16228), but these will be shipped as unframed prints. Hearts & Hands is currently regrouping after a slight snag with Paypal terms, but if you’d like one you are more than welcome to make a donation directly to Shelterbox in exchange for a print. Just let me know if you’re interested. Thanks!