Wild at Heart
Thinkspace Gallery here in Culver City just closed an unbelievable arrangement of work titled, Wild at Heart. We had followed some of the progression leading up to the show, but the cumulation of over 100 artists and their perspectives regarding the harrowing plight of endangered animals was beyond anything I had previously expected. The opening night saw an unbelievable turn-out and there was a notable difference in tone as the dozens of multi-platform pieces compelled a very distinct dialogue among the curious on-lookers and obvious animal lovers among the crowd.
Also in a highly honorable gesture, Thinkspace is donating 20% of the sale price of each piece of art to Born Free USA and the Animal Protection Institute, which operate jointly as a non-profit organization that advocates worldwide for the ethical treatment and protection of wild animals, and also maintains a large sanctuary for rescued primates.
I can’t really do the show justice here with my words or inadequate photos, but I do have to congratulate Thinkspace for putting together a remarkable, thought provoking and authentically philanthropic affair. Here are a handful of some of the beautiful pieces we saw, but you can view or purchase items from the show here on the Thinkspace website.