Homelessness and physical disabilities almost always limit financial opportunities, even for people with creative talents. To combat the problem, a Boston-area Harvard College graduate, Liz Powers, and her brother, Spencer, founded the for-profit , which sells original pieces as well as prints and licensed merchandise by the homeless and disabled. , who has a nerve condition, Jeff Roysdon, who is managing anxiety, and , who is partially paralyzed, are just a few examples from the . By providing them with both the sales revenue and the acclaim, ArtLifting truly uplifts.
The enterprise is now catching the eye of leading designers, drawn to the compelling story and the wide range of evocative works to complement different interiors. For guest rooms at the , specified prints reproducing ’s intricate black-and-white paper-cuts of local architectural subjects. “The story behind ArtLifting and the quality of the work itself are an amazing combination,” says. Boston-based principalis also a Chamberland fan—converting other paper-cuts into wall covering for a nearby office project. , meanwhile, held an exhibition of ArtLifting participants in the Bay Area to introduce the program to designers and visitors.