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New York, NY Mixed Media
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“The Gift” is a viscerally evocative multimedia experience that will stir your spirit and tantalize your mind to aspire to new heights.

New York, NY Mixed Media
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Since the dawn of the Renaissance in the 15th century, artistic expression has always been the gateway to pinpointing the pulse of a period.  Art serves as a cultural barometer utilizing visual tools in an effort to catalyze a social and psychological paradigm shift. These shifts have inspired some of history’s most important moments enabling societies to gain a glimpse into their soul through art. As we move through the twenty-first century, there has been a new call to recognize the vital impact that contemporary art has on popular culture. This call to action underpins the need for a new voice and visual vocabulary reflecting of the multicultural world, which has now become our new societal norm.

We present to you: ‘The Gift’! The brainchild of multi-dimensional artist, Delphine Diaw Diallo, ‘The Gift’ seeks to continue the tradition of dynamic artistic movements that challenge the psyche of humanity in the journey toward defining a new cultural voice for the 21st Century. 

The Gift is an Art Book that will create a universal language of cultural expression that seeks to conceive a new mythical narrative daring to defy the status quo.  "The Gift ' will also introduce the  video project " the Gift NY" featuring artists living in New York City and establishes a connection between art and The Gift .

The Gift will reflect this new narrative that highlights a cultural gumbo propelling the next generation of humanity to create their own myths, traditions, rituals and icons.

Diallo’s multimodal method of cultivating a new perspective will reframe the religious, social and ideological pedagogy that has been ingrained into the societal subconscious. 

The Gift is a viscerally evocative multimedia experience that will stir your spirit and tantalize your mind to aspire to new heights.

Written by Larry  Ossei - Mensah

THE BOOK: Preview Layout 11x14 inch , 50 pages.

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Your donation will be used for all costs associated with the design process, printing process, and to order the first 1000 copies! Once I have the printed copies shipping some to galleries and reviewers, and selling the remaining copies to the public (a few of the Backer rewards include getting your name, work and website published in the book, so you should get a decent amount of exposure).

SPOTLIGHT

Behind the Scene : THE SOUL IN A WORLD WITHOUT SOUL


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    Access to project updates and the free web-based digital edition of the book

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    Access to project updates and the free web-based digital edition of the book and .Postcard " THE GIFT"(4x6) illustrated signed.

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    All the benefits described above +
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    Limited edition COVER of "THE GIFT" book ( 8x10) signed, + credits.

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    All the benefits described above +
    Limited editions of "THE GIFT" Book
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    Limited edition COVER of "THE GIFT" book
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    All the benefits described above + Private Photoshoot with artist Delphine Diaw Diallo.

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