Pamela's ArtPrize Nine (2017) Installation
September 20 – October 8 • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Voted Top 25 in Time-Based
Life's ebb and flow, at one point or another, brings us to a significant place where change and transformation can occur if we let go of whatever holds us back or weighs us down—like control, expectations, toxic relationships, or fear. But if we dare to release—even the past or the present, we will experience a new level of peace and soul healing. For ArtPrize 2017, seventy-thousand visitors collaborated by writing their own Let Go notes and adding them to the work.
One participant said, “While thinking about what to write, I realized that I hadn't forgiven my dad.” The pent up anger had been festering inside of him even though his dad had been dead for thirty years. After writing a Let Go letter and forgiving his dad, this ArtPrize visitor finally experienced freedom and healing.
ArtPrize Visitors Respond
A tearful woman whispered, “It's the hardest part…letting go.”
A middle-aged gentleman said, “I'm a new man now that I let go.”
An elderly man took out his hankie to dry his eyes and quietly walked away.
Special thanks to PlexiCase Incorporated, Lone Pine Elementary School of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Moonlight Graphics, Marijo Heemstra, Melissa Burgess, Patty Alexander, Jan VanderWal, and Denise Dickey for their valuable contributions to Let Go.
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