How to get involved in a life changing art project for Love Your Sister
This year marks a special milestone for us as we celebrate the 10th Birthday of Marie Ramos Photography. As a gesture of my thanks and heartfelt gratitude for the support we have received from the community over the past decade, I have taken a 12 month sabbatical to raise $100,000 for one of my favourite charities.
The artwork named “ A heart as big as yours” was inspired by the remarkable woman behind the love your sister charity, Constance Johnson. Both Samuel and Connie Johnson are the co founders of the charity who’s primary aim is to raise awareness for breast cancer (which Connie suffers from) and to raise funding towards finding a cure at the Garvan Institute. At present they have raised over $6m towards Cancer research.
Earlier in the year when I met Connie to discuss my project, her personal wish was to see the artwork complete. Now that she is in the last stages of her battle with breast cancer, I am in a race against time to find the remaining hearts needed to complete the artwork. With your help we can make her humble wish a reality.
“A heart as big as yours” consists of 2000 individual ceramic hearts that are formed by two fingerprints. There are 25 frames of tiles each consisting of 81 hearts. There is a single red heart, which belongs to Connie and is located in the centre of the artwork. Her heart is surrounded by a sea of white hearts symbolic of our support and unified hope to see Cancer gone for good. Each tile is $50 and includes the initials of the heart purchaser and a map containing the location of their heart. The artwork aims to be on permanent display at the Garvan Institute in Sydney.
There are several ways to be involved:
- Do you own a business/company? Are you well connected in your industry or are you just a generous soul who believes in this project?
If so why not sponsor a frame! Each frame is only $4050 and consists of 81 tiles. Each frame is mapped alphabetically so why not sponsor a frame that is connected with the first letter of your business/company or family. For example my husband works with insurance giant IAG so I have approached his company to purchase the “I” frame. The CEO or business owner will take the central heart in the sponsored frame. A brilliant way to leave a lasting legacy!
- Do you have a friend or loved one who’s life has been affected by Cancer? If so we are also hosting private morning teas to support your friend, work colleague or loved one. It is a special and intimate way of bringing everyone together and to also show support for the wider community by purchasing a heart towards the artwork. (minimum of 6 heart purchases required)
- Purchase directly using the form below and make an appointment at the studio to have your heart imprint taken. If you are unable to make an appointment, any contribution is gratefully accepted. (We can always make an imprint on your behalf).
- Stay updated with us on FB or via email as we will be hosting live auctions to purchase celebrity heart imprints. So far I have 4 celebrities who have purchased their Imprints which I will reveal to you later!
There are so many ways to be involved and time is of the essence so if you wish to become a heart contributor for this life changing project don’t delay. If you have any questions or wish to speak to me directly please email me at email@example.com or call me on 0403 287 088.
Thank you for your support I look forward to seeing you soon.
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For more information please contact the studio on (02) 9555 9500.