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today: 28,732 marks

#marks4theirlives is currently accepting submissions.  The current all-virtual exhibition combines the work of interdisciplinary artist Lori Arbel with the stories, and submissions from you. The project will be complete when 1.5 million artful marks, representing our global community and the children's lives taken from the WWII, are collected.

The exhibition centers around a simple mark or line. Individuals and artists will confirm their mark, existence, and share reflection about the process.  These intimate glimpses into our lives reveal a work of art and the process by which it is made. We mark the passing of time, creating a legacy for the future.

We all have the child within us, the one that wants to be recognized and not forgotten. Take any size paper and make a mark for each year of your life, to celebrate your existence, your uniqueness, and honor the 1.5 million children whose lives were taken in the Holocaust. The Holocaust happened to children, children who never had the chance to grow into adults. Or the chance to have their own children.

If you are 12 years old, make 12 marks. If you are 40 years old, make 40 marks. You may choose to do that number over and over, repeatedly. As you make each mark reflect on your life year by year. You are invited to honor friends and family as well. How are you going to make a mark on the world?

This short yet mindful art experience is for all ages and skill levels.  We invite you to participate and to send your project to us for inclusion in the online gallery. The mailed submissions will be displayed on the online gallery. A curated selection will be woven together to create a quilt, a celebration of life. All submissions will be displayed in a traveling art exhibition, TBD. 

At the bottom or back please include:

  • your name or anonymous

  • your age

  • total lines

  • optional written reflection

Lori Arbel Fine Artist