It has been an honor to donate one of my large paintings, titled, "Birth of Reverberation" and having it accepted as a gift from The Center for Great Expectations (CGE) in Somerset, New Jersey. I work as an Art Therapist at CGE in the Trauma-Informed Residential Treatment Program for Adolescent Mothers and Adult Mothers in Recovery and one of my most humbling missions is to bring heART to people and places where there wasn't any before!
This piece already has quite a history and meaning behind it that is now glorified in a foyer space where others may have the opportunity to experience the harmonizing and healing energy it exudes. My intention in this piece is to fill the space with a visual reminder for all that acts of 'kindness are truly endless' they are contagious and reverberate to one person to another, to a community to the world in which we live...perpetuating on and on into The Infinite. Giving is wholeness, it is considered one of the 'Love Languages' and it is a Divine Gift by both the Giver and the Receiver.
Giving and creating art has always been a reciprocal act of love, for me. Mother Teresa once spoke about how no act of kindness is too small that even the act of kind words are easy to speak and that they keep giving and echoing on forever. Whether we give our presence, service, or words- they are all Love and such like ripples on a pond having impact that can be translated in every language through time and never lost. Furthermore, pressing upon the concept of giving- remember that everyone has the ability to give in any capacity or another as it is our sovereign right, conscious choice and duty. No act too small.
Photograph taken by Mara Domider of Moriah M. Mylod appearing next to her Acrylic Painting on Canvas, "Birth of Reverberations" 4ft x 6ft , circa 2017. Thank you to John Gorton for custom building the frame/installation. Another specials thanks to South Ridge Community Church in Flemington, NJ for supplying the art materials and space to create this paintings.