Pamela's ArtPrize 2011 Series

ArtPrize 2011Braving the Wind

Braving the Wind honors The Cancer Center at Metro Health
Displayed at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel • Grand Rapids

Braving the Wind - Watercolor on paper

Braving the Wind

Rising on the Wind - Watercolor on paper

Rising on the Wind

Gulls on the Shore - Watercolor on paper

Gulls on the Shore

Braving the Wind: The Inspiration

Braving the Wind depicted Kara's story of perseverance and compassion. Kara, a young woman who had been battling cancer for several years, fought hard to survive. To portray her courageous story, I combined Kara's paintings with an interactive metal Healing Tree. Over twenty-thousand visitors participated by hanging caring notes for loved ones who also battled cancer. As individuals and families engaged with the artwork, they experienced transformation and activated the healing process.

Healing Tree filled with Hope Cards

Nearly 20,000 Hope Cards were added to the Healing Tree to honor loved ones with cancer

Mother with children adding Hope Card to Healing Tree Dad with his son filling out Hope Card

Family filling out and hanging Hope Cards on the Healing Tree

Close-up of Healing Tree full of Hope Cards

“Thank you for providing a healing space to tell our daughter that her friend died of cancer.” Braving the Wind Visitor

Over 350,000 individuals have participated in Pamela's hands-on installations over the first ten years of ArtPrize. Drawing on her own journey towards restoration, her popular work continues to expand to new communities, focusing on finding solutions to life's challenges. Contact Pamela today to commission an interactive exhibit, virtual experience, or inspiring presentation—utilizing art as a healing tool.

Pamela has been an ArtPrize artist since 2009