GO Humanity Board Chair Clare Wuellner is also a dedicated artist. Her latest piece “Rise” is a message to LGBTIQ Ukrainians who are facing barriers and persecution as they flee their home country into neighboring states.
“‘Rise’ is the work that has been forming in my mind for a while. The colors are Ukrainian-flag yellow and blue. I looked through a forest of tree photographs until I found a tree with architecture that lent itself well to the shape I wanted to feature: the Heart.
Whenever news of Ukraine is discussed, the primary thing I hear in people’s words and actions is LOVE. The hearts forming in the tree’s branches rise from the branches and move into the air. They carry a message from us to all Ukrainians:
We see you. You are in our thoughts. We send you Love, Strength, and Courage.”
Profits from Clare’s new print will be donated through GO Humanity to the nonprofit OutRight Action International, which has launched an emergency fund for LGBTIQ Ukrainians.
You can purchase a limited edition giclee print with certificate of authenticity at her gallery’s site.
You can also make an additional donation to the cause via OutRight’s portal here. 100% of your donation will go to Ukrainians who are rebuilding their lives.