BLOOM | THE ART PROJECT
Bloom | The Art Project is born
Location : County Cavan, Ireland
Where it all began…
Over the last few years, it was a dream of ours to be able to create something unique and beautiful for the communities around us. We both have a love for art and creativity but we also have a passion to bring joy and happiness into people’s lives. We both got talking one afternoon when we were out with friends and we thought of the idea to bring art to local communities and work together to create something meaningful. After a few weeks of ideas, brainstorming and hacking our friends’ brains, Bloom|The Art Project was born.
Bloom|The Art Project represents growth and connectivity within local communities. Bringing people together through art for the pure enjoyment of it is at the essence of Bloom|The Art Project. We saw a need for it giving the current difficulties of 2020. Stress levels, anxiety, and depression have increased over the last few months due to the pandemic. Our neighbours and friends are suffering with uncertainty and many people are finding it hard to cope. We wanted to bring hope, a sense of togetherness and beauty to people’s lives.
Creating wall murals and paintings was one way of showing our communities that people care, that there is joy and beauty to be seen. It is difficult to ignore a big painted wall bursting with positivity and self-affirmation sayings. Our wall murals are here to promote and foster positive mental health and wellbeing.
"This was the first mural we ever did. It was really to get our name out there. We didn't realise how much fun it would be working together and it came together quite easily for us because we have the same vision for this project. Our friends came to help us on this project, taking photos and videos of us. It was a communal effort. This is what Bloom|The Art Project is all about"
-Fiona & Aisling