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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Footsteps to Freedom

On display at 2121 NW 2nd Ave

They hover, rising in the air

Tally Marks

The organizers, Amy Zambrano on left
This installation utilizes the war-torn combat boots of our soldiers, sent in from the front lines, transformed by artists from all over the country. On display through out Art Basel, this exhibit is intended to remind us all of the need to support our military, as well as raise funds to show them love. Ipadsforsoldiers.org aims to send ipads so that soldiers can have books to read, visual contact with loved ones back home, and even access therapeutic programs to help traumatic stress syndrome. It is a 501c3 and 100% of the money goes directly to the ipads...no administrative deductions! Boots will be showcased at various venues, hopefully at military bases and veteran halls across the country.
boots in the sand- Lisa's boot by the wall

Me and Ralph Avallone and my boot

Palm on the sole


My boot

with Lisa Collandrea
Ralph Avallone, a war vet who "didn't sleep for 4 years" upon his return home is now secretary general of the green energy Council. He announced that the president's administration has been convinced that our dependence on foreign oil is a national risk and so by the year 2021 all our military bases here and across the globe will be fueled sustainably (solar and wind). He said that for every fuel oil transport at least one soldier dies. (And he noted in private to me that every single day an average of 22 vets in America commit suicide). Where is the support? This project aims to provide a little...

love the "private party" access!
well I can put on my resume, my first art show at Miami Basel fair week. I am proud that it serves a higher purpose as well.
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