Worcester Words

Today Iain and I packed up the exhibit at the Worcester PopUp and stowed the portraits at home for a few weeks. There were still viewers there reading and we were told the gallery has had a steady stream of people from all over, including out-of-state to see it. I wanted to share with you some of the contributions to the participation board and some messages in the guestbook: Continue reading

Goal Met

I’m thrilled to share with you that the fundraising goal for I Am More: Massachusetts has been met! In a little over a year you have made this portrait series possible by donations totaling $40,000. This will allow the 20 portraits to travel to four more regional exhibits around the state to impact as many Massachusetts residents as possible. Continue reading

I Am More: Massachusetts Unveiling

For the past week, 3 am arrives with a torrent of concerns. A year and a half of work will be unveiled this Saturday and the shy artist who usually just stays home has had to manage invitations, press, framing, printing, transportation, community outreach, setup, food, and music. I keep telling myself, all I need is 20 framed portraits and 20 printed essays, and we have a show. Well, currently, two portraits are still at the frame shop and the essays are still at the printers. Hence, 3 am. Continue reading

Help Bring “I Am More: Massachusetts” to the Public

In March of 2018 I walked through the snowy woods of southwestern Massachusetts with a complete stranger, Ryan. That walk, and our conversation, became the first portrait of I Am More: Massachusetts. This series of twenty portraits and essays from Gloucester, Newburyport, Wenham, Lynn, Mattapan, Reading, Burlington, Littleton, Mashpee, Westborough, Worcester, Lawrence, Feeding Hills, Amherst, Peabody and Leverett evolved from the original I Am More series of mostly local friends and acquaintances who shared with me, and you, how they were more than their mental illness, health diagnosis, physical disability and life situation. Continue reading