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Self Portrait Art / Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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Modeled, photographed and edited by Nastassia Davis (Inspired by Deep Cotton’s song)

Atlantic City, along with other parts of the East Coast, such as New York, were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy on Oct 30, 2012. The disaster took many cars, personal treasures and homes away leaving many physically and emotionally distraught.

Many across the nation have been donating clothes, money and food to the victims of this storm. I know Fema still provides help up until December 15, 2012. I’ve already donated clothes myself. Operation Hat Trick in Atlantic City raises $500,000 for Sandy charities and other great things are going on to help those in need.

I created this self portrait, partially inspired by Deep Cotton‘s Song, “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out” as a fun photo exercise which actually embodies the support we all have been giving. The lyrics “Who will cook? Who will clean? Who you paint the fence?” go hand in hand to what everyone here is doing and has done to help provide.

For more info on how you can make a difference, please click on these links below:

RED CROSS

FEMA

Awesome Photos Around The Nation of Hurricane Sandy- Boston Globe

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Shoot No Evil

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Art by Nastassia Davis

Inspired by “Sanbiki No Saru”.

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October 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Featured on HLN. (Trayvon Martin Photo + My Thoughts)

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Click photo to read article online and how I briefly share my feelings on Trayvon Martin.

Link: http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/04/03/trayvon-martin-art-movement-art-imitates-life

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April 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

Yele Haiti (Two Years Later)

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It’s been two years since Haiti’s tragic earthquake. In addition to my donations, I made this self-portrait to pay tribute two years ago

Read about how haiti’s quake marks a national holiday here

 See photos of the children here.

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January 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

The Real Meaning of Memorial Day & How to Observe It

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On this Memorial Day, please remember to do these 2 things:

1. Spend time with the people you love because life is precious. Holidays like these are a blessing.

2. Keep in mind what Memorial Day is really all about – honoring those who have fallen while defending and protecting our country. The holiday’s origins date back to May 5th 1868:

On May 5, 1868, Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed the holiday. Read more info here

As you read this, they’re soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan still serving our country. We’ve lost countless lives due to the wars that have been going on for a decade now. We must continue to pray for the safety of our troops, for the peace of minds behind those waking up plotting to kill others and for the minds of those doing the best to keep us all safe.

So please, while enjoying your barbecues and vacations with families, don’t forget to remember those men and women, ever, who have sacrificed everything to help make your freedom possible.

Have a safe Memorial Day, everyone.

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May 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm