Social Cause

January 23, 2018

Exquisite Paper Wreaths Promote Equality with Empowering Words

With a preference for paper and a focus on feminism, Kansas-based creative Grace D. Chin creates art that is as exquisite as it is empowering. Though formally trained in printmaking, Chin's “craft roots” are evident in her growing collection of handmade wreaths. What started as an imaginative art project has blossomed into a creative call for equality by pairing crepe paper flowers with powerful phrases. Chin carefully crafts the ring-shaped foundation for each piece using floral wire.

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January 17, 2018

Empowering Photo Series Explores Inequality and Discrimination Through Body Art

Today, body art has taken on an empowering role in the realm of activist art. Detailing everything from hidden insecurities to invisible illnesses, this medium has the power to communicate individuals' issues in a deeply personal yet straightforward way. For their series,  I'm Tired, socially conscious students Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans employ this approach to explore the ways in which average people face everyday inequality and discrimination.

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December 13, 2017

Artist Brilliantly Illustrates Different Mental Disorders Using Only Paper Clips

In 2013, Project Semicolon began to take the world by storm in a global movement to support those who struggle with self-harm, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. The initiative spawned, among other things, tattoos of semicolons as a symbol of “not the end, but a new beginning.” Inspired by this call-to-action, graphic designer Eisen Bernardo created his own twist on the social campaign.

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