One of a kind pillow, hand hook punched at the Tierra del Sol Foundation in Los Angeles.
12” pillow with insert included.
The mission of the Tierra del Sol Foundation is to empower people with disabilities to fulfill their potential and desire to become productive citizens who are accepted, included and valued for the contributions they make to the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the community.
With the Tierra’s Careers in the Arts programs, artists working out of the Foundation’s progressive studios discover new opportunities, advance their skills and collaborate with other leaders in the field to craft their own professional career paths in the arts.
In 2018, artist Karen Kimmel piloted a paid internship program with artists at Tierra to learn the craft of punch hooking, resulting in a collaborative collection of original rugs, pillows and wall hangings. This continuing opportunity provides the artists with empowering work experience in creative collaboration, production and marketing, while fortifying their individual practices with new artistic technique.