Giving out of Love.
Art is my life, my persona. In Fellini’s words, “All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography”. I am in the process of creating mine. I live to create art, to serve art and to spread art through my actions. All it takes is one drop to let water flow freely beyond the limits of a brim and in my lifetime I hope to represent that drop – a positive force within the world. Using art as a medium, I want to encourage a change in society’s paradigm to allow all people to feel liberated and live without others breaking their spirit.
I wish to empower and inspire everyone around me with all the love and kindness I have within me to give. Currently, I’m developing a line of greeting cards to celebrate the beautiful union of two lovers of any gender, where a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to a charitable organization. I always look for opportunities to give back to my community. I want to help organizations embrace the practice developing art auctions to raise money. I donate several paintings and my time throughout the year to local charity auctions like ARS, Make a Wish, Local Library Fund Raisers, Worldwide Gay Prides, Hospitals and the Frannie Peabody Foundation. It helps me gain perspective and appreciate art as a movement to empower a community. It gives me a sense of belonging to something bigger and feel connected to humanity in a way that is unmatched to any other type of happiness. I have personally felt that “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” (Mahatma Gandhi). I have found gratification and contentment through public service and am always looking for more opportunities to do so.
I am a philanthropist, friend, son, lover, brother, uncle, partner – I am Brenden Sanborn.