2010 – Palmetto GBA, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Sometime Words Are Not Enough
The traveling exhibition, Sometimes Words Are Not Enough, displays color reproductions of artwork created by diverse cancer patients from a broad spectrum of life circumstances.
The quality of the artwork is impeccable, a truly incredible achievement by individuals with no professional art training. Not only are the pieces visually and symbolically profound, the viewer receives an intimate glimpse into the frightening, disorienting world of living with a life threatening disease. When words are not enough, these works of art speak from the heart to the soul.
Each unique piece of artwork tells a story. Collectively, they spread the gift of hope and healing to cancer patients, their families, and the community at large. It is my hope that these works will not only inspire you, but give you insight into the world of healing. I hope you will open your heart to the wisdom and honestly that is shared by all of these courageous, resilient individuals.
It takes more than medicine to heal. From ancient times, art has been used by all cultures to cope with life’s tragedies. The artist takes emotional pain, gives it meaning, and transforms it into a healing experience. The joys in life are lived; the pain in life is expressed. Healing Icons® is dedicated to helping individuals and their families cope with cancer by transforming incredible psychosocial and spiritual trauma into a healing experience.
Unfortunately, everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, whether through a family member, friend, a co-worker or a neighbor. Consider booking this exhibition for your workplace, community center, church, or institution and spread the profound healing that these incredible pieces are sure to inspire.