Archive for the ‘Join My Art Project’ Category

Great News

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

I have been awarded a solo exhibition at the Erik Lauritzen Gallery, at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada during February/March 2011. That is truly wonderful news! My goal is to collect 100 last cigarettes and GROW my Wall of Honor – it will be so beautiful.

Also, I have been collecting materials for my next phase of this project – to create an installation. I just have to firm up my ideas before I start. Also because I have no idea where it might be exhibited, how I would store, move it, I am kind of in a quandary as to what materials I should use and how to keep the cost down. I’m excited though 🙂 

Vicky’s Last Cigarette Immortalized

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

I have completed Vicky’s last cigarettes that she sent me in the mail. I used the three broken cigarettes that were in the pack and stuck them back together again. I designed the artwork around the toril gates found at the entrance to Japanese Shinto shrines because I find their architecture both harmonious and peaceful. The paper scrolls at the top of the shrine are fashioned after the Buddhist prayer wheels and the written text on them simply repeat over and over again “One day at a time”. Once again for consistency I used the gauze as a symbol of healing and, to ensure consistency from one work to another. Unseen, below the gauze is a simple book of Japanese rice paper that repeats the mantra “Success is just not one puff”. On top of the gauze is a makeshift cross on which the cigarettes are hung or crucified. (The use of the cross is not intended denigratory to the Christian religion). The color is alizarin orange with Indian yellow lights shining through, symbolizing light and passion and strength.
Vicky Giles Last Cigarette

I’ve got them

Monday, August 13th, 2007

I have received the last cigarettes of Mary & Bishenjit. Photos below! Now I have work to do to transform them. Thanks guys.

Mary’s last cigarette that arrived in the post today …
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and Bishenjit’s last 3 cigarettes that I got on Thursday evening…..

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Send me a postcard

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Please send me a postcard – anything that comes to your head. Thoughts about smoking, motivational, your story, drawings whatever. I will include them in a collage or book.
Send them to :
Jackie Hoysted
15224 Jones Lane,
Gaithersburg,
MD 20878

Lay your last cigarette to rest – give it to me

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Those of who familiar with tobacco addiction, know what that last cigarette means – it is a lifeline, a way to go on, whatever. We are never willing to give up that last one.
If you reading this blog and are thinking of quitting PLEASE send your last cigarette to me. I will create a work of art out of it – i.e. a plan to make a paper coffin and lay your cigarette to rest by imbedding it in wax.
Send your cigarette with your name, date you stopped smoking to:
Jackie Hoysted
15224 Jones Lane,
Gaithersburg,
MD 20878