Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Throughout our lives we get it or not.
And we do our fair share of labeling to ourselves as well as others.
We label people, gangs, groups, tribes, cities, streets, sections of towns, music, art, literature, occupations, families, schools, politics, clothes, shoes, there anything we don't attach a label to?

I thought about labels and how they define me. Or do they?

I wanted to know what others thought of labels and started the label project this summer as I traveled across country by train.

My art show titled SPIRIT OF THE AGE opens Oct. 1 at gallery 25 in fresno, ca.
Part of the show is the installation titled LABEL PROJECT 2009
On display are over 300 labels from people willing to share their ideas and make a label.

I will be sharing more about this as many very cool people got involved in the project.

It is my hope to continue and expand the label project to include stories about how labels have affected your life.

Remember name calling is a label.

Share your stories and let us find ways to be kinder to one another, stop labeling that hurts and separates us from others and puts us into categories that are meaningless, heavy on the mean.

I am grateful to the more than 300 label makers who made artful, thoughtful, authentic, honest, and incredible labels.

Photos tomorrow of the label installation.


1 comment:

  1. This is very cool Valerie....I'm going to bet I'll be able to make a label after SAT...
    looking forward to the weekend.
    hug, hug