Quench Your Desire for Meaning
Renowned Charleston artist, Robert Maniscalco, has created an exhibition of paintings, expressing hope and renewal, inspired by his Vision Trip to Haiti in November 2014. The book, “Quench,” is now available
For those of you who have contributed to The Quench Project, here is your free pdf copy of Quench (see bottom to add to cart)
Get Quench, the 11″ x 8 1/2″ Full Color, soft cover book, featuring the entire collection of Quench Project artwork, along with dozens of photos, beautifully designed and written by Robert Maniscalco.
You can also purchase Quench on Amazon or at the Createspace website, go to this link.
The Quench Project began as a fundraising venture to support the people of Haiti, who continue to struggle years after the 2010 earthquake. It started with a question: how could I use my God-given gifts to further His mission on Earth? I utilized crowd-sourcing to pay for my trip to Haiti in November of 2014. While in Haiti, I took photos, shot video and made sketches. From those, I have created paintings, a short documentary and this book, exploring our shared journey from darkness to light. It speaks to the tenacity of the surviving spirit.
Quench is a story of survival, an exploration of human desire and the many ways we cope with our longings. It consists of a series of paintings, photographs, some included in the book and a short documentary, intended to celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit. Also available on Amazon Prim, search “Out of Darkness.”
Here is an excerpt from the upcoming book, “Quench.”
“The Quench Project started with a question: how could I use my God-given gifts to further my mission on Earth? I raised money through Kickstarter to pay for my trip to Haiti in November of 2014, where I took photos, shot video and made sketches. Watermissions International and The Bread of Life Orphanage will be receiving 50% of the net profits from the project.”
Renown Charleston artist, Robert Maniscalco, best known for his distinctive commission portrait work and Fine Art has created a series of paintings, called “The Quench Project” from his vision trip to Haiti. Advanced copies of “Quench,” are available to the media on request. Quench is set for release in November, 2015. As part of The Quench Project, Robert is also finishing a short documentary, called “Out of the Darkness,” which will be available on youtube.
“The Quench Project” explores alternatives to societal ideas about beauty, tragedy and survival. Robert has created a series of 14 paintings, with others in the planning stages. His theme is the resilient nature of humans to rise “out of the darkness.” One purpose of the project is to create awareness around the water crisis many are facing in the world right now.
Robert says, “throughout The Quench Project my goal has simply been to give a face to the ‘faceless hordes.’ When seen as a wash of humanity it is easy to lose sight of the individual. My intention in coming to Haiti was not to document the misery of the masses, or even to find a few representative faces to win sympathy in the States. My goal was to find out, through my art, how a people, one person at a time, and in a million different ways, is finding a path to survival.”