25 Mar MANIFEST
Location: Lower Level Across from Kay Jewelers
Dates: April 1 - May 31, 2022
Arden Fair’s UnchARTed art program presents MANIFEST, a community collaborative installation by local artist Sarah Marie Hawkins in partnership with WEAVE, a nonprofit organization providing crisis intervention for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. MANIFEST is intended to connect and affirm, allow for dreams, and transform hopes into something physical.
This installation, consisting of over 5,000 paper cranes, is a love letter to Hawkins and to all survivors of sexual violence. Each crane has a handwritten message expressing hopes, dreams, and aspirations for survivors of sexual violence. MANIFEST is a reminder to survivors that they are worthy of radical healing, they are worthy of wholeness, they are worthy of a spectacular life that isn’t defined by what has happened to them.
Inspired by the ancient Japanese legend of the “Paper Cranes,” for every 1,000 paper cranes, a wish will be granted to the folder. Hawkins has 5 wishes for her community of survivors and for future generations:
- An unwavering voice that knows it deserves to be heard
- Healing in body and mind
- A genuine love of self
- A community that values true empathy
- Genuine connection
WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse. To learn more about WEAVE and to donate to their cause, please visit their website.
About the Curator
Sarah Marie Hawkins
Sarah Marie Hawkins, a Sacramento artist, has been conceptualizing, curating, and creating art since 2010. Her main mediums include illustration and photography. Recently she has branched out to socially and politically interactive installation pieces. The recurring themes of Sarah Marie’s art follow what it is to be a woman and the contrasted view society defines it by. She is most known for her Faceless No More installation that debuted at ArtStreet in 2016.