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BE THE MIRACLE: A JOURNEY TO THE SELF

An Art Installation by Shoni Labowitz





We are living in dangerous times when wars and hostility, bigotry and indifference, threaten our security and can destroy the values we hold dear – as individuals and as a society.  Yet, I believe that within each person is a pure spirit that beckons to be recognized and wants do good in this world.  I also believe that art is not meant to imitate reality, but to create a vision of what is possible and make it real. 


“Be the Miracle: a Journey to the Self,’ was created in order to draw out the goodness within each person that fosters a more positive reality than the one in which we currently abide.


With the use of sound, light, film and sculpture, the viewer moves through four environments: Communication, Compassion, Transformation, and Revelation.  The final walk on the path of this exhibit  leads to an antique framed mirror with a message that can only be seen when one looks into their own image.  It is my intention that once the viewer walks through the installation, they will have gained a new or renewed insight into his/her commitment to becoming the solution – the attainable miracle that enhances life for all.


Due to the multiple languages used in the various displays of this exhibit, more people of varying cultures were positively impacted – enabling each viewer to identify with their own language, their own origins.  Because of the values orientation, multi-cultural and universal aspects of this exhibit it attracted numerous groups and individuals of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.



Some comments from viewers:


“I was so deeply moved, there are not enough words to describe it – I’ll have to come back again …”


“…a profound experience.  It brought me to tears.”


“I’m a real skeptic about art installations, but this one touched my soul.”


“I took the ‘pledge’ cards and handed one to each of my family, keeping mine on my desk where I can see it daily.”


“The installation is superb! I felt privileged, proud and pleased to view and experience its beauty, strength and messages in the marvelously creative way presented.”


And from a collector at Art Basel: “I came out of curiosity and was most pleasantly surprised.  You belong among the top 10% artists of today.  Your work is original, well- develop, and has continuity and good energy.”



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