This lovely lilac skinned elephant will soon call East End Main Street in Charleston her home. The StreetWorks project for the East End this summer is to create metal signs showing local area artists works. The signs will be attached to the lamp posts along both sides of the street and will be circular in shape. The StreetWorks staff asked that the works to represent the growth and change happening in the East End. I chose to represent the bravery it takes to make the steps of change and growth. Many new businesses are moving to the street and many new faces are calling the area home. All of these decisions and actions take a very brave person or persons, just like the lovely lilac elephant taking her steps across her tightrope. "Be Brave" everyone! It's a statement that I have been taking to heart to be a reminder of how to carry myself.
Another great opportunity for the artists, community, and the East End, is that there will be an auction celebration on June 17, 2012 starting at 5:30 in Charleston's wonderful ReStore. All of the original works featured on the signs and throughout the neighborhood will be auctioned off for the community to have the opportunity to have their favorite image. The artist will get to take home half of the proceeds with the other half going to the East End Main Street organization to help keep the positive changes happening. Here is our very brave lilac elephant framed and ready to go. Please come out and join the celebration! And if you fall in love with the little brave elephant, you can make a bid, win, and take her home to be a nice reminder to always live a brave life. xoxo smlc