Each year more than 5,600 people are diagnosed with ALS in the
United States. This disease has affected both sides of my family.
Therefore, finding a cure and helping the families who are affected by
this disease is a cause that is very important to me.
Skip's drawings fall into three categories: geometric designs, free
form, and collages. He uses colors that are either complementary or
contrasting. Using techniques in Microsoft Paint, Skip creates symmetry
and dramatic trailing effects.
I am excited to work with my cousin Skip by sharing his story of living with ALS and translating his work into wearable art.
You can view more of Skip's work on his YouTube channel.
Twenty percent of the purchase price from all pieces using Skip's art is donated to the Portland ALS Chapter.
As of June 4th, 2012 - we have donated $228.00 to the Portland ALS Chapter from jewelry sales and an additional $600 from funds raised for the 2011 "Walk for a Cure" in Bend, Oregon.