49
49
5

Help Fund My Latest Project

$2,000 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 9 months
Hi, I'm Sara Erenthal. I'm a Brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary artist focusing on themes of displacement, survival, and liberation. You might recognize me from my murals or the up-cycled art that I create by drawing on discarded objects in the streets. 

When I was 17, I left my home to avoid an arranged marriage. I grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community where such marriages are the norm.

I pursue my art as a way of existence, healing and liberation. Art has given me a voice and creating it enables me to reach others who might be going through similar experiences and to give them hope.

What will I be doing?

On January 9, I'm flying to Tel Aviv for a month to paint murals, give the discarded new life, and do activist work connected to my past in hopes of reaching people with a similar journey to mine.

Three births:

Because of my past, Israel holds a special place in my personal journey. It is where I was born and spent the first years of my life. At the age of 17, I found myself there once again when my family moved back. That was where I broke away from my community and where I began to build a life for the first time in the secular world. It is also where I had my first show as a self-proclaimed artist many years later, while on a two year backpacking journey which was the start of my transition to living my life as an artist.

I've wanted to do this project for a long time. For me, it's significant to return now as an established artist having had solo shows, media features, etc. I'm ready to take my work international and have chosen Israel as the first stop.

There are many people in Israel like me who enter secular life at a later age and find themselves disoriented and unwelcomed. I want to spread my messages of liberation, freedom and self-love, as I've been doing on the streets of New York. I want to plant hope there, too.

To do this, I need support. I'm fortunate enough to be able to partially fund this project myself, but I need help covering daily expenses and art supplies.

Having devoted so much of my time and money to make art accessible to the public in New York City, I am asking for your support in continuing this and bringing my art to different corners of the world.

Big or small, every contribution helps. Even if you can’t contribute financially, please help spread the word. A Facebook post or an email to friends can go a long way in generating support.

Thank you for your time. I'll be posting updates of my journey here and on my Instagram so you can experience my daily creations on the road.

(photo by @just_a_spectator )
+ Read More

$2,000 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 9 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
EH
$102
Eric Hoffmann
22 days ago
$84
Anonymous
8 months ago
DB
$50
D Borkel
8 months ago
UA
$20
Unice Arce
8 months ago
$18
Anonymous
9 months ago
BH
$72
Beckett Horowitz
9 months ago
$36
Gabe Schoenberg
9 months ago
$36
Faye Turnheim
9 months ago
RD
$50
Rina Dweck
9 months ago
MJ
$15
Molly Jacobson
9 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.