The painting, The Giants, was created to acknowledge the community around me; to celebrate the diversity and beauty of those who are often under-represented, and to celebrate the land that we all inhabit and share with one another.
100 limited prints are available for sale and for every purchase $50 dollars will be donated to a non-profit.
Medium: Ink and watercolor
Print: Fine art print on watercolor paper.
Size: 24”X30" (this includes a framing margin of 1” on the top, the left and the right and 2” on the bottom.)
Shipment: Washington State only
To focus on my community, I chose eight non-profits and organizations that positively impact this region. You will be able to choose one to donate $50 to.
Family of Colors Seattle
Bellingham food bank
Northwest Youth Services
I often find myself numb to the populations living on the streets. It feels as though they have become part of the landscape, but they are human (daughters, sons, mothers, students, friends). We live in a broken system that doesn’t support basic needs; let us recognize the humanity of one another, to empathize and remind us that others’ struggles are not solely their own.
Lydia Place is a nonprofit, community-based agency serving homeless families since 1989. Lydia Place is an active participant in our community’s effort to end homelessness in Whatcom County.
Family of colors Seattle:
As a young father of two living in Seattle, I found it difficult to connect with my community; I was often roaming from one park to the next, in libraries and coffee shops trying to entertain my children. I was so fortunate to have stumbled upon the Families of Color Seattle community center. They welcomed us into their sanctuary of music, dance and conversation. I am so grateful for them and their ability to create genuine community.
Families Of Color Seattle (FOCS) is a non-profit organization that is connecting parents to build a loving community of families of color.
With the help from a friend, I was able to connect with One America and receive their services to apply for citizenship. The process was stress free, they showed us empathy and kindness; I was able consult with lawyers and attorneys whilst not paying any fees. This process can be intimidating and very expensive, but they helped to eliminate the possibility of being separated from my children and I am eternally grateful.
OneAmerica® is the largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization in Washington State, organizing with and advocating for diverse communities including Latinx, African, and Asian. Initially named Hate Free Zone, OneAmerica was founded immediately after September 11, 2001 to address the backlash, hate crimes, and discrimination against immigrant communities of color, primarily Muslims, Arab Americans, East Africans, and South Asians.
Today, OneAmerica plays an active and leading role in state and national coalitions working on immigrant rights, education, economic and environmental justice, voting rights, and immigrant integration. We believe that building broad-based movements led by people of color and their allies and grounded in grassroots community organizing will create a more just, democratic, and compassionate society.
Bellingham food bank:
The basic needs of life should always be available to all of us.
It’s hard to believe that in the land of plenty, so many families go hungry. In Whatcom county, fresh food is everywhere. And yet for many families, food is hard—if not impossible—to come by. We’re putting an end to this.
For the past 45 years, we have served as a hub, connecting our neighbors and emergency food providers with a steady supply of nutritious groceries, fresh food and a smile.
After working with Skookum Kids for a variety of illustration projects, I saw how essential and vital their mission is. They are taking on a complicated issue and mending it with the help of community members; listening to the needs of the people, especially the youth.
The mission of Skookum Kids is to repair the foster care system by eliminating the pain points that make life unnecessarily difficult for foster parents and social workers. We do that by involving the whole community in the important work of child welfare.
Northwest Youth Services:
Our youth’s well-being should be the concern of everyone; they are our future and need to be supported mentally and physically. Their potential relies on being able to pursue good health and stability so that they may be their best selves.
Northwest Youth Services is a non-profit organization serving young people ages 13-24 experiencing homelessness in Whatcom and Skagit Counties
Sometimes you just need the company of a voice or music on the radio; KUOW has become my primary source of information and inspiration in my art. I am informed by good journalism and stories from people around the world. It has opened worlds of perspectives in communities other than my own.
KUOW is the Puget Sound region's #1 radio station for news. Our independent, nonprofit newsroom produces award-winning stories, podcasts and events.
Mission // To create and serve a more informed public.
Vision // Broaden conversations. Deepen understanding.
Planned Parenthood has cared for people in all corners of this country and around the world, reminding us that health care is a human right and we should receive care with dignity and kindness. They support the people and identities that we want to be.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.