Oil & Gold Leaf on Burned Paper

5″x6″

Donated to Twitter Art for Charity 2012

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Everything has it’s place, and Twitter is no exception.  When used effectively, the outreach and sense of community can stretch around the globe.  One such successful leveraging of the “social utility” has been the Twitter Art shows started in 2010 by David Sandum in response to the news that budget cuts at his local library (bibliotek) in Moss, Norway meant no new books for the children’s section.  After initially tweeting an appeal for 140 postcard-sized works of art (representing the number of characters allowed by the micro-blogging site) to be donated and sold to raise funds, the response from around the world quickly overtook that number.

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With entries by talents such as Ryan Seslow and Borbay, the show was a smashing success and literacy was ensured for at least one more generation in the beautiful Norwegian coastal community.

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My Submission: High Desert Norway

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Scenes from the Shows

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In 2012 the idea was revisited, this time with proceeds going to The Women’s Crisis Center in Moss.

Inspired by the cause, I created my piece by first burning the edges of a piece of heavy archival paper, then painting with black and white oils, and finishing with the addition of 22 karat gold leaf.

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For more on the project, follow these links or send me an email:

Photos from First Twitter Art Exhibit in Moss, Norway

Television Spot via Borbay.com

Artist Profile: David Sandum by Ryan Seslow

We Blog the World Interview by A. C. Karlsson

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