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31
Mar
08

Healing Series

Series from Fall 2007- Present – HEALING: 

Introduction-
My son Caden White age four was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer (a nervous system cancer in children with around 600 diagnoses per year) June 28th, 2007.  He has been through six of the seven, three to four day chemo rounds, had a stem cell harvest, and had invasive surgery to remove the tumor.  In addition to this the doctors would like him to have a bone marrow transplant and eventually have radiation treatments, additional treatments, and then possibly antibody therapy.  He is currently showing no evidence of disease.  I had never had to deal with any healing issues, but this stirred within me a desire to release these thoughts and feelings that I have surrounding Caden’s health issues.  I feel like working through these ideas in my art has been very helpful to try and focus on the positive things rather on the negative.  I don’t want to downplaying the pain or gloss over heartache, but rather show it in the burning cleansing trial by fire which brings impurities to the surface, so that they can be removed, the poison and pain of medical treatments, all of which is overcome with seared wings of faith, sincere hope, truth, beauty and above all love.  I feel called as an artist to address ideas and truths through my artwork that calls from deep within me to deep within the viewer. 

Title:  Healing:  “ Heart Injection – Faith, Hope & Love”
Media: Hand Carved Cedar Wood, Wood Burned, Cast Lead & Pin Inclusion (Which is known to cause cancer in the state of Kansas) 
Size: 12”L x 2 ½”W x 6 ¼”D 

DarinMWhite HealingHeartInjectionFaithHope&Love 12Lx2.5Wx6.25D Angled Front View Carved&BurnedCedarCastLead  DarinMWhite HealingHeartInjectionFaithHope&Love 12Lx2.5Wx6.25D Side View Carved&BurnedCedarCastLead
DarinMWhite HealingHeartInjectionFaithHope&Love 12Lx2.5Wx6.25D Angled Back View Carved&BurnedCedarCastLead  DarinMWhite HealingHeartInjectionFaithHope&Love 12Lx2.5Wx6.25D Detail Front View Carved&BurnedCedarCastLead


Title:  Healing: “Refining – Faith, Hope & Love”
Media: Hand Carved Cedar Wood
Size: 10”H x 1 3/4”W x 1 ¼ “D 

DarinMWhite HealingRefiningFaithHope&Love 10Hx1.75Wx1.25 Carved Cedar Wood IMG_9857


Title:  Healing: “Caden on Copper in Three”
Media: Photocopy transfer on copper
Size: 16 3/8”W x 6”H x 1/16” Thick 

DarinMWhite HealingCadenInThree 16Wx6H Print on Copper 
IMG_9887

Title:  Healing: “Wooden Form #1 – Organic Carving”
Media: Hand Carved Silver Maple Wood
Size:  12 ½” Diameter 4”H
Collection of Philip and Anh Sawyer

DarinmWhite HealingWoodenFormIOrganicCarving (12.5Diameterx4H Carved Silver Maple)ALL WORK AND IMAGES COPYRIGHTED 2008 DARIN M. WHITE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
No images or work can be duplicated in any shape or form without prior written permission

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08
Jan
08

Waverly – DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ entry

I entered a contest called The annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest™.  I had a few hours to complete the piece because my son Caden, came down with a 104.8 fever that put us back in the hospital on Sunday.  I had done my design over a year before, but never started making the chair.  So instead of having some time on Sunday and Monday to work on the chair I was in the hospital.  Thankfully my son is doing much better!  I took a few tools with me to the hospital and got a very rough shape worked out there.  Shannon came to switch places with me at the hospital, I came back to work on some items and then worked on finishing the chair.  I was finishing gluing the chair (I am not a glue fan, I would have rather TIG welded it) I realized that I didn’t have a way to take a picture in time, so I emailed them what I had (not much).  I sent them the final photo today and offer it to you for your viewing pleasure.  Please note that as all of my images, designs, sculptures etc., are Copyrighted.  Written permission is required for any duplication.

“Waverly” Champagne Cork, Gold Plated Metal Champagne Top Hallowared, Gold Plated Champagne Wires, Glue
Waverly 
Copyright 2008 Darin M. White

01
Oct
07

Heart Injection – Work in Progress

My wife Shannon and I entered an art show at the Lawrence Art Center Healing Through the Arts. As ironic as it is, the night we were supposed to turn in the work (Friday) our son Caden had a fever and had to be admitted to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Here is a piece that I was working on for the show. Hopefully we will still make it into the show. Below is my Heart Injection carved from cedar wood, that I am working on based on issues surround my son’s Nueroblastoma cancer.


Darin M. White Copyright 2007 All Rights Reserved

Below are pics of Shannon and Caden’s art gowns
Wearing the Cancer Experience progressHealers Robe progressAggression & Problem Solving C




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