Let Go

ArtPrize Nine (2017) Artist

Releasing the Past

Voted Top 25 in Time-Based at ArtPrize Nine (2017)

Let Go creates a space for change and transformation. When we let go of whatever holds us back or weighs us down—like control, expectations, toxic relationships, or fear—we experience growth and development. By taking positive steps to release emotional baggage, we facilitate our own liberation.

Let Go engages participants through the ritual of writing Let Go notes and collaging the notes onto paintings, to release the past. The work can be adapted to accommodate any group size or available space. Through creative care, art can provide a space to nourish healthy relationships, to enhance inner peace, and to experience new levels of personal freedom.

Are you interested in hosting a transformative hands-on exhibition, presentation, or creative program for your organization or community? Contact Pamela.

Read the inspirational story behind Let Go

Visitors interact with Let Go exhibit at ArtPrize Nine

ArtPrize Nine visitors interact with Let Go by writing their own notes to add to the artwork

Let Go at ArtPrize Nine

The 19 x 6 foot mixed media painting is comprised of acrylic paint, Let Go statements on paper, and fabric

Let Go filled with notes at ArtPrize Nine

ArtPrize Nine visitors wrote over 70,000 Let Go notes

Children writing notes to interact with Let Go

Children writing notes for the Let Go exhibit at ArtPrize Nine

Let Go at Kent County Courthouse in Grand Rapids

Let Go is part of the permanent collection at the Kent County Courthouse of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Let Go project in Missouri

Following the debut of Let Go at ArtPrize in 2017, Pamela traveled to Missouri to create new iterations of the work

Let Go with the Kent County Prosecutor’s Victim Witness Unit Let Go with the Kent County Prosecutor’s Victim Witness Unit

Let Go with the Kent County Prosecutor’s Victim Witness Unit in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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.

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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.