I have been asked to create a piece for the ART + Advocacy Auction that benefits the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. The mission of DCAC is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and provide national leadership on child abuse issues. So, while thinking through ideas that would translate the message of DCAC I kept coming back to We Are the World perhaps due to all the Michael Jackson media coverage lately.
After watching the video since my last listen many years ago I found the lyrics and the range of artists performing in the piece quite impressive and amazing. It was like a walk down memory lane. All those artists from the 80's I remember so fondly, and posthumously to hear the genius of Michael Jackson was quite remarkable.
The core of the lyrics suit the mission of DCAC and will provide a beautifully, textured background to the artwork. From there on out it's an organic process before the final layer is applied.
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me