We had the privilege, and the pleasure, to be commissioned to create a piece of wall art to be auctioned at a fundraiser for Dufferin Children & Family Services, or DCAFS. This organization makes it a mission to be a partner, resource and leader in supporting and building on the strengths of children, adults and families in the community. So when they asked us to work with them we were more than happy to oblige, and what came out of it was a piece that encompassed three different elements representing aspects of the DCAFS and their work. . .
Shape – Like our beautiful planet, it is not a perfect sphere. Although it is perfect for sustaining life. The time, care and energy spent helping those within DCAFS comes full circle in an inner reward of happiness and satisfaction from giving to others.
Valleys – The texture of the piece is representative of a river weaving its way through rough rocks, embankments and varying landscape. Those at DCAFS find ways around obstacles and situations to push through to allow basic flow, or current of life, for those they are assisting.
Natural Elements – Within the wood, you find knots, unique grain, and varying tones and characters. Some mistakenly call these imperfections. Rather we see these as unique characteristics in each person, both in the caregiver and the recipient.
Below you can see this piece of wall art in progress.
With Nina and Jeff, two of the wonderful people working with DCAFS.