Artist, Charlie Co, in collaboration with Silk Cocoon, is helping the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation maintain their HOPEline. Co, whose whimsical works have drawn the attention of many art lovers, met NGF president, Jean Goulbourn and felt an immediate connection. Having just recovered from a life-threatening kidney transplant last February, Co feels that life is something worth treasuring. As Charlie would say, it was because of the grace of God that he survived it all. Co collaborated with Jean Goulbourn to create an exhibition inspired by Love, Hope, & Gratitude – the theme of Silk Cocoon’s nineteenth anniversary.
Charlie Co is known for being a chronicler, using his artworks as his visual diary in vibrant colors. His recent pieces radiate more meaning than ever, as some pieces in the exhibition were specially created to benefit NGF’s Hopeline project, a 24/7 emotional crisis line, to train responders for hospitals and volunteer parishes.
Co will donate thirty percent of funds raised from his paintings and Silk Cocoon will donate twenty percent of funds raised from their barongs to the Foundation.
For more information on Co, and Silk Cocoon’s interpretation of his work in their handwoven products, along with their anniversary, please visit these links:
Jeannie Goulbourn marks Silk Cocoon’s 19 years with art barong–and a help hotline Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 7, 2014
Sycip leads other men in barong for a purpose Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 7, 2014