Looking for Champions of HOPE
Help Tiffany Carmouche create a Monumental Sculpture
Photographer: Bert Pasquale
With your help, my sculpture, Eggshells,
will become a monumental sculpture
to honor women
and stand in solidarity with the trails women face everyday.
As a woman who escaped from domestic violence, I often felt as if I was walking on eggshells, but it was my secret, I had to hold myself together no matter what pain I faced behind closed doors.
This sculpture, created in clay and eggshells, represents the reality of many women who are trapped in an abusive relationship.
But not only physical abuse, but mentally, in the home and by society. Sometimes it is external abuse, and sometimes it is our own bodies that betray us.
My goal is to make Eggshells a monumental sculpture with the support of patrons. I will collect eggshells from shelters and from women who have endured pain and scatter them in the base of the piece.
Although her foundation is crumbling and she feels like she is walking on eggshells, she needs to portray to the world that she is okay.
She finds the strength to endure.
Thank you for your support!
Creating this statue together, we are honoring her fight, her struggle, AND her strength.
The sculpture is a tribute to her courage to stand and keep walking, even if...
she has been walking on eggshells.
More than 12 million men and women every year are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
That needs to change! With my art I hope to spread awareness for through awareness we can save lives.
Together we can make a difference.
Yes, this campaign is tax deductible, (Happy Dance) so please share this with your friends that
love the arts,
care about women,
want to dabble in philanthropy,
or who want to be the Medici's of the modern era!
Share with people who want to become a Champion of Hope!
Is it Tax Deductible?
Without patrons, we would not have Michelangelo,
we would not have art that transcends time.
The patron is just as important as the artist.
Together we are an incredible team!
With creation of this monumental sculpture,
and your philanthropic efforts,
we build solidarity
and awareness of women,
and their strength!
Yes, YOU will be part of this legacy.
Tiffany's message has inspired people throughout the world
“Laurel sculptor Tiffany Carmouche expresses nobility of perseverance.”
“Tiffany not only touches your heart. She reaches in and touches your soul.”
Mona Lisa Swarm
“I am deeply familiar with Tiffany Carmouché, her natural talent as an artist and her professional attitude towards achieving her expertise in sculpture. I met her in Pietrasanta, a world known artist colony where important artists like Botero, Henry Moore and the great Michelangelo came to work. Tiffany produces excellent artwork.”
Touched by Tiffany's sculptures, Rev. Vader chose to have the sculpture series, Our Stories, adorned the the altar of the church.
“Seeing Tiffany’s work is moving,”
Rev. Stephanie Vader,
“creating artwork based on another human being is a powerful way of incarnating them.”
Why a Monumental Sculpture?
I fell in love with monumental sculpture when I sat in front of the Pieta in Italy after my father had passed away.
Over 400 years after the piece had been sculpted, it still evoked emotion and comforted me in my tears.
Since then I have sought out mentors and the opportunity to sculpt among masters who are using their gifts to change the landscape and promote awareness with their art.
And I, myself, have sought out opportunities to use my gifts to be a voice for the voiceless.
Art can promote awareness, social change and healing.
YOU have the unique opportunity to impact thousands of lives, and be a beacon of hope.
Sculptors who Inspired my dream!
Throughout the years I have been blessed to sculpt with some of my idols!
I met Master Sculptor Frederick Heart before I began sculpting myself. He was the first sculptor to introduce me to the beauty and possibilities of working in bronze. His monumental bronze statue of soldiers on the National Mall, a part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, showed me the power of telling stories in art.
I then went on to study with Master Sculptor Richard Zandler who taught me figurative and portrait sculpture and the ancient art of the lost wax process of creating a bronze sculpture.
Master sculptor Philippe Faraut
inspired me to deepen my craft and push the boundaries of my art.
Sculpture is a male dominated occupation, and although I am in awe of the work created by talented men, I began searching for women who had accomplished my dream.
Sculpting with Bridgette Mongeon
on her creation of Eve
Master sculptor Nilda Comas, whose larger than life-size monument of Mary McLeod Bethune will represent the State of Florida at the US Capitol as part of the National Statuary Hall’s permanent collection, helped me realize my talent and showed me my dreams were possible with her faith in my work and her incredible contributions to society in art.
Working along-side Master Sculptor, Bridgette Mongeon, in the creation of her 14 foot sculpture, Eve, renewed my commitment to create monumental sculptures of my own. Not only did I gain skill and insight during the incredible process but was introduced to modern aspects of sculpture and the importance of patrons to make your dreams come true.
Sculpting throughout the world has opened my eyes to the possibilities in spreading awareness and making social impact with art.
Are you conquering the strength to stand again?
Have you ever felt as though you are walking on eggshells?
Do you know anyone who is suffering?
Please know, there is help out there.
You do not have to do it alone.
As an artist, I am here to tell you there is life after abuse.
There are dreams after nightmares.
There is a rainbow after the storm.
We have within us the potential we never imagined.
Will you join me?
Will you be a Champion of Hope?
Every donation large and small is appreciated!
Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your friends!
Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, explains,
"Artists have a special task in the struggle for peace. Artists not only speak to people but speak for people.
Art is a weapon against ignorance and hatred, and represents the human conscience.
Art opens new doors to learning, to understanding, to freedom and peace among people and nations."
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Your cooking will help me create a monumental sculpture honoring the trials and strength of women.
I need your eggshells!
Prep the eggshells. Use warm water and a toothbrush to take out the membrane before sending :) Stinky eggs not a good thing!
Send them to me at: Tiffany Carmouche
3351 Corridor Market Place Suite 400-36
Laurel, Md 20724
Tens of thousands of eggshells from women across the country and perhaps the globe will be embedded in the base of this life size sculpture.
If you would like to send me your story, or just a word describing your struggle, or the word Survivor that would be wonderful. You can remain anonymous, your eggshells will share your voice.
Please share this with anyone you feel would like to be a part of the story this sculpture will tell.
Phase One is to create the model, and to engineer the life-size structure and create the sculpture larger than life to get her ready so we can create the monumental mold. The cost for this process is $39,500. This includes the engineer, the materials, the tools, the machinery, the team and the artist fee.