Day of the Living by Live Life Give Life
1 ORGAN DONOR CAN SAVE UP TO 7 LIVES
It’s a crazy statistic considering the fact that people don’t donate their organs! Live Life Give Life are a charity encouraging organ donation in the UK and they are launching their next campaign in November called Day of the Living (instead of Day of the Dead). It’s a celebration of the lives saved by organ donation and the generosity of their organ donors.
Because we see skulls as a celebration of life and because we are all organ donors over here at SAS we wanted to share this amazing project with you in the hope that it inspires you to become an organ donor yourself – seriously, what are you going to do with your organs when you pass – Incinerate them, allow them to decay in the ground, or potentially save a few precious lives?
We are currently in talks with the charity currently and are hoping to get them involved in our art exhibition, Celebrabis Vitae, on the 31st of October (to the 6th November) as the theme for the show is ‘Celebrate Life’ and is a perfect fit for their campaign so if you are in the area please come and show your support.
An animated self-portrait exploring the idea of rebirth and illustrating the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another. I painted this stop frame animation on myself over 5 days, using some face paints, a mirror and a camera.
Copyright Emma Allen
DAY OF THE LIVING
A CELEBRATION OF ORGAN DONATION
1st November 2014
More info on Day of the Living – get involved! Download the info pack here.
Inspired by former advocate Gerard and the Mexican Day of the Dead,
in which ancestors are remembered with a vibrant and colourful festival, the Day of
the Living campaign will raise awareness about the importance of organ donation
with the same energy, optimism and joy.
Instead of Dia de los Muertos we are celebrating the Dia de los Vivos!
Events will be taking place nationwide from early September, building to the Day of
the Living which takes place on the same day as the Day of the Dead: November 1st.