What the World Needs Now
By Debbie Arambula
Right after 9/11, I started working on a series of heart art flag sketches, to help me express the pain, the sorrow. Deeply inspired by the capacity that each of us has too love, be kind, give compassion to not only our country but people of the world this painting is a full expression of what I believe and what I hope for on this planet.
I drew 12 drawings that week and What the World Needs Now is the last one I drew.
With all my patriotic paintings, I incorporate a 9 or 11 or both to honor all the people of New York. Notice the 11 red stripes and 11 stars, and in the 11 stars are 9 Swarovski crystals, thus the 9 and 11. Remembering & honoring the lives of the individuals and families in New York & how in brotherly love we supported one another.
This finished mixed media piece has traveled with me from city to city across the nation since Memorial Day 2016.
With each heart, over 264 of them, I had invited people to select one of my handmade paper hearts that I created and collected for over 23 years.
With each heart selected, I ask them to do three things while gluing it on my canvas:
#1 Acknowledge something they are grateful.
#2 Re-dedicate their self to a dream they want to create in the future and
#3 Think of one thing they can do to create a better World.
Many of the hearts touch as though arm and arm. This is my way of 'Spreading the Love' and inspiring the concept of dreams, brotherly love, kindness, gratefulness and to never give in or give up. Together we can make the difference!
With all my heart and Love,
The Heart Artist