My friend Faye Chapman, a professional photographer and social activist, volunteers as Chair for World Hunger Bowl, as part of her involvement in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Held in Laguna Beach, California every November since 2009, this fund-raising event showcases “hunger bowls,” generously created and donated by professional artists, nationally and globally.
World Hunger Bowl patrons bid on these artisan bowls by silent auction, and enjoy delicious bowls of soup and accompaniments, provided gratis by local restaurants. All proceeds benefit at-risk residents of the community who need food and immediate shelter. Find out more about World Hunger Bowl and Faye’s portraits of the homeless, Faces of the Shadows, Life on the Street at:
These are hunger bowls I’ve been fortunate enough to bid on and take home with me:
Heather Denson’s bowl is inscribed with the words: peace, love, dream, faith, compassion, guidance, strength, nature, and healing, using her trademark Energy Art.
V. Lee Cabanilla carved this bowl from monk wood, using Hawaiian carving tools imbued with aloha spirit.
Greg Packard’s dolphin-friendly, ceramic rice bowl in dreamy, ocean blue, outfitted with a pair of chopsticks.
Stained-glass perfection by Jackie Nesthus, adorned with black-lacquer chopsticks and a tiny, red heart at its center.
Guinotte Wise’s bowl engages on many levels. Someone else, though 😦 is the lucky recipient of G’s intricate sculpture, which he describes below:
“It’s rather involved and somewhat grim, as it features a skeleton hand reaching through the bowl to an antique-crank adding machine. The whole thing sits on a pedestal–inside the bowl in old sign letters, it says, ‘FILL 2 EMPOWER ME.’ The title for this one is ‘Empty bowls cost far more than full ones,’ and it’s an attention-getter, not a pretty bowl—but then hunger is not pretty either.”
Along with sculpting, G also creates fiction. His collection of short stories, Night Train, Cold Beer publishes this spring.
Visit Guinotte at: http://www.wisesculpture.com/about.html
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