CHAIR THEME: Lion
ARTIST: Gabriela Sandoval Johnson
"The Lion-Chair for the “Chairish” Fundraiser project, proved to be a big challenge for me
as an artist. My main area of interest is oil painting so for this three-dimensional project
I took two months to do some research before I began construction. As an Art teacher and community
member, I only volunteer to do projects for church, school, or family, and they must have a greater
purpose behind them. As a graduate of the Art Education program at Pittsburg State University, one
of our professors, Dr. Moody, taught us the philosophy of ‘social reconstruction’, which states that
“…Art should be about something that counts towards making our lives better, and that we can and should
engage in art education and art therapy that is pivotal in making the world a better place,"
Read more about Gabriela's method and inspiration for the Lion Chair.