The Seeds Project: a Fundraiser for Japan

28 04 2011

Regular readers of the wonderful Pieces of Eight blog would already be aware of this. But for everyone else, please read the below … I think this is a beautifully thoughtful and gentle fundraising project.

Information from, and reproduced with permission of, Pieces of Eight gallery.

About the Seeds Project:

One of our represented artists, the Japanese born Yuko Fujita, has been moved to create a fundraising project which would assist in helping the people of her homeland affected by the recent devastating earthquake. We are honoured to support her in this endeavour, our hearts go out to all those affected.

“As a Japanese born Jeweller, it has been heartbreaking to see what is happening in this beautiful country and to its people. I approached Pieces of Eight Gallery in Melbourne to ask if they could share sympathy for what Japan is facing. Melanie Katsalidis, (Director) who is also a lover of Japan’s rich culture and heritage, and other members in the gallery were willing to accept my small project.

I made ‘seeds’ thinking of the people in Japan who are going through a difficult time. The seed is a symbol of hope, growth and the future. In some cultures people wear seeds as protection and a respect for nature.

The seeds will be spread with the help of people here. The seeds will grow through people’s kindness, generosity, awareness and action. The seeds will help heal the deeply hurt land, life and people. The seeds will contribute to the making of a new era. The seeds are for people who believe in a brighter future. Thank you for your donation.”
Yuko Fujita

Seeds are available in exchange for a $10 donation via Pieces of Eight Gallery.
For further inquiries, call us on (03) 9497 8121.

photograph from gallery; click on image for original source



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