Lift the Sky is a project designed to create community, and inspire thought and action. Artworks created as messages for the world powered by the desire to offer visions of hope about what the world can be. Artists and others are creating their messages as artwork which are then attached to one another to create long panels which hang from above (sky). These panels will be seen as installations in public spaces, museums, galleries and anywhere imaginable
Artists around the world are invited to join the project. You will create an artwork to contribute on an 18” x 24” (45.72cm x 60.96cm) piece of muslin (in some parts of the world this would be called calico, a mid-weight cotton ) canvas, or an artwork which can be attached to a piece of muslin that size. Each piece will hang vertical, 18” wide x 24” long. Your piece will be attached to others once received. And yes, you can create and share more than one message!
You will think about what it is that you would like to offer as your message to the world. You can then present it any way you choose that will meet the size guidelines.
Some possible ideas are textile art, painting, stitching, beading, writing, collage, image transfer, printing, embroidery, mixed media, appliqué, quilting, photography, weaving, etc. Artists are encouraged to consider all materials and ideas that will help convey their message. Your artwork may have words or writing but does not need to. The message could be completely written, fully visual or a combination of the two.
Some ideas for messages are love, peace, gratitude, ending suffering, the environment, happiness, human rights, etc. You are unlimited in your imagination and what the message is that you would like to offer.
We have messages currently being created from over 200 artists in Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay and Zimbabwe. We look forward to welcoming messages from more countries and artists from all around the world.
Let’s use these hashtags when sharing our messages: #liftthesky #lifttheskyproject #messagetotheworld #whatsyourmessage
Be a part of something uplifting and bigger than yourself. We know that Art has the ability to inspire, to heal and to bring joy . Your voice is needed. Once you sign up be sure to download/print the flyer and artist info doc below the flyer. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Enter your email here. Thank you for joining the project!