Welcome to Okey’s Promise.
This is a site to share information about a public art project designed to create awareness about the connections between animal maltreatment, child abuse and domestic violence. Statistics back up my own anecdotal experience as a therapist for trauma survivors.
There is a strong link. When animals are in danger, chances are, children are too.
The purpose of Okey’s Promise, named for a small rescued cat, is to create artworks that will be prominently viewed in the community to generate interest and awareness. They will be positive in nature. The purpose is to remind us of the riches we have in helping those who are most vulnerable in society.
The video below explains the genesis of the project.
I completed a successful fund raising campaign in early 2011 to obtain the resources to create the first Okey’s Promise public artwork through Kickstarter.com. That piece, the “Safe Animals Safe Kids” mural was completed in July of 2011 and dedicated on August 5, 2011 in Canton, OH.
My plan is to create 6 artworks in 6 different cities. I will soon be developing a new project, which I will again fund through Kickstarter. I will post about the new project as soon as it goes live.
The new project will not have a designated location at the outset. This is to allow for sponsorship to locate the mural in a place where sponsors may wish for it to go. Please contact me if you would like to bring the mural to your city and are able to garner sponsorship resources to make it happen.
It is important to get the message out about helping animals, children, and families together. The more Promise Keepers the better! Please share the message with others as we share in this journey.
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