Installation view. Heidi Hardin. 2004. Families in Paradise...Part II of The Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise...

SomArts Main Gallery, San Francisco, California 

 

The Center for the Human Family

 

The seven installations of the Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise... are envisioned be the great attractor or centerpiece of The Center for the Human Family. Laid out as a labyrinth as large as a football field, each of the seven "houses" of The Center for the Human Family will celebrate the ethnic, cultural and spiritual heritage of the seven world religions as seen through the life stories of Heidi Hardin's subjects. These stories will be illuminated through 546 paintings set in multi-media environments of twenty-eight families from around the world who now live and work in the Bay Area.

Installation View. Heidi Hardin. 2004. Families in Paradise...Part II of the Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise...  SomArts Main Gallery, San Francisco, California. 

Think Round, Inc. was created, in addition to expanding the presentation and curricula of The Children's Mural Program and KEEP!, to fund the completion of The Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise... as well as the building of The Center for the Human FamilyThe Center for the Human Family is in planning as a destination for families, where they will go--physically, or virtually over the world wide web--not to be entertained (like at Disneyland), but to have an authentic experience of being human, of being a member of The Human Family. The Center for Family will provide facilities for individuals and groups, families and foes, to study world religions, human spiritual evolution, consciousness and creativity. The Center for Family will also provide programs for social and political conflict resolution; personal and family healing, as well as arts programs that will help establish happy, healthy and sustainable living on the planet.

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It will take a global family to complete all seven installation of the Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise... and to build the Center for the Human Family.

Think Round, Inc. needs volunteers for the varied aspects of these two vast, expansive projects of our nonprofit. If you have interest in becoming involved here are some of the areas of our needs:

  • subject families
  • research
  • education
  • property
  • construction
  • material
  • public outreach
  • fund raising
  • project development
  • volunteers

If you believe you can help in any of these areas of need or if you have ideas to share about any of them, please contact Heidi Hardin/Think Round, Inc. by phone or email.