Jordan Potash Art Therapist and Expressive Art Therapist for Social Justice

jordan potashRecollecting [Re-Collecting] (2002, 18″ x 24″ ~ 45.7 x 60.9cm, mixed media)

There is a Kabbalistic (Jewish mysticism) legend, that suggests in the creation of the world a vessel of divine light was shattered. Its sparks were spread across the universe and embedded in every living creature. The task of humanity, it is told, is to gather the light in order to bring in a time of peace. For those whose light is near being extinguished, we can reach within ourselves, remember and kindle their lives with a match from our soul. The glass in this work originally formed a broken image of the World Trade Center…. Podcasts on art and social justice from Hong Kong


Asher Jay’s Message in a Bottle-200 messages in 200 plastic bottles

sea speak

American Museum of Natural History
Posted by Starre Vartan × April 13, 2013 at 11:22 am


A special installation of Asher Jay’s visually arresting campaign of hand-painted PET bottles titled SEA SPEAK SPHERE: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE will be on display this Sunday at the American Museum of Natural History at “Island Life.”

Asher Jay’s Message in a Bottle showcase presently consists of a hanging display of 200 plastic bottles, each eloquently hand illustrated by Jay to represent a unique message from an illustrious conservation-aligned individual. The campaign now contains 200 messages by 200 prominent ocean voices.
metaphorically speaking about the sea in so many ways

“To me, Message in a Bottle is a growing participatory movement that involves people from all age groups and walks of life. It is both democratic and universal in its appeal; thus it serves as an effective visual petition and time capsule for the environmental concerns and conservation agendas of the Anthropocene. It offers a singular creative platform for the simultaneous address of diverse perspectives, so viewers can be engaged by a multitude of insights, ideas, and personal experiences. It is important we each find a way to connect with the world around us, and through this campaign I am able to facilitate the internalization of interdependence in every person that interfaces with it.