30"x40" Acrylic on Canvas
By: Savannah Weaver
Note from the artist: ""I have always been drawn to patterns and shapes - not only the visual patterns I see in the world around me but also the patterns in the changing rhythms of my own mental state. Using geometry and repetition, I aim to paint the world as I see it and bring a sense of balance to an otherwise chaotic world. This painting provides the viewer with a glimpse into the reality of mental illness and the optimism that can come from it. As the pendulum swings between the light and darkness, mania and depression, and chaos and isolation, my paintings offer a comforting space in the in-between where everything is quiet."
Who is HAPI:
The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) exists to fill a gap in recovery and rehabilitation services by providing free art classes taught by professional artists, art exhibition and publication opportunities, and outreach events. These opportunities help participants express and externalize their personal struggles, thoughts, and feelings, which promotes healing in themselves and understanding in the community. HAPI serves approximately 500 individuals in mental health and addiction recovery each year. 90% of participants feel greater self-confidence, comfort in social situations, ability to cope, and sense of self-worth as a result of being involved in HAPI’s artistic programs.
Lights to Follow into the Darkness
Artists choose between keeping, loaning, or selling their artwork created during HAPI’s artistic programs. The artists determine the price of each of their pieces and have approved of the sale of the artwork on this site prior to their listing.
Your purchase will support this artist financially, assist in their personal healing process, and increase understanding in the community. A small percentage will be used for HAPI operation costs, such as providing free art classes and supplies directly to participants/artists and providing artist exhibition and publication opportunities.