Felicia Follum Art+
My work combines social justice themes with graphic design, watercolor, and multimedia techniques. Through research, brainstorming, and experimentation I constantly strive to develop a creative language that empowers my art to bring about social change.
Raising awareness is not about making people feel guilty; it is about empowering you, the viewer, to make an impact in your community and ultimately the world.
The work in #TheLilyPadProject is a portion of the 1500 water lilies I created to raise awareness about human trafficking and sex slavery. Each water lily and lily pad symbolizes 100 people trafficked into the US each year.
Water lilies are beautiful plants that have adapted to survive in some pretty nasty conditions. The root system and underground workings of the plant are extremely complex and parallel the system that supports human trafficking. The most basic, yet significant, comparison is the function of the lily pads. Each lily pad takes back energy to the root, which would otherwise shrivel up and die in the mud.
If you would like to participate in #TheLilyPadProject you can purchase a print or take a lily pad ($5 suggested donation), photograph it in various settings and share it with your friends. Be sure to add a link back to my website, Facebook, or YouTube page (all three listed below) and tell people about this exhibition. If you use Instagram or Twitter be sure the use the hashtag #TheLilyPadProject.
Fore more information about #TheLilyPadProject you can visit www.FeliciaFollum.com