Art From the Heart, For a Cause
Susan Korsnick, local artist, writer and coach, is selling prints of her most recent work, Family, with 100 percent of the profit going to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Australia. The hospital provides for the “rescue and treatment of sick and injured koalas and release back to their home range if possible.” Korsnick, currently living in York County, shares, “as bushfires rage across Australia, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the devastation and unfathomable loss of life. Courageous men and women are on site doing what they can. Those of us far from the tragedy feel it deeply and long to help in any way we can.”
In describing her work, she notes that the image represents all of us holding the koalas with love in our hearts. The wavy symbol in the lower background is the Australian Aboriginal symbol for fire, smoke, water and blood. The larger symbol in the upper right is their symbol for family. To Korsnick, the definition of family extends beyond bloodline to include all beings the world over.