Welcome to IGNITE YOUR LIFE!, an art project and community campaign which is a photographic and video series by Sarah Gish, a Houston-based artist. Road trips to gather material for the art are a part of this project as are IGNITE! events which will be listed on the Facebook page. IGNITE! events are Sarah's way of connecting to the community to ignite people's lives in a personal, first-hand way and will include things like FREE HUG marathons, giving flowers to strangers, bus stop dances, and much more. The road trips, interviews, IGNITE! events, and photographs will be documented on our Facebook page and Sarah's third art car, PHOENIX RISING, is front and center of all of Sarah's activities. Stay tuned for a book about Sarah's adventures which will include a pull-out "Road Warrior's Guide"...
IGNITE YOUR LIFE! is the culmination of Sarah's desire to discover what ignites people’s lives and how to create connections among people. Through research and experience, she has discovered that igniting one’s life is a firewall to addiction, depression, isolation, and anxiety and that being ignited connects people to themselves, to others, and to a higher power. Part of the reason for creating IGNITE YOUR LIFE! was because Sarah’s brother Geoffrey Gish died from alcoholism in 2004 and had a hard time igniting his life once the addiction set in. He was a compassionate person full of love and Sarah wants to bring his spirit to the world. Sarah's own journey of recovery from alcoholism and bulimia and bi-polar disease also informs this project and all of her art, work, and life. Through IGNITE YOUR LIFE!, Sarah is sharing what she lives and learns.
The goal of IGNITE YOUR LIFE! is to inspire everyone
around the world to light a fire to their own
and to create connections among people.
The IGNITE YOUR LIFE! campaign was kicked off at the Children's Museum of Houston on July 4, 2013 – a day of full-on ignition. The inaugural IGNITE YOUR LIFE! road trip was taken with Houston-based filmmaker/musician Amanda Smith. Sarah and Amanda started their engine on July 23, 2013 at the Alamo, an iconic monument symbolizing a site where Texan pride was ignited. The 2013 road trip journeyed from Houston to California with many stops in between, all to discover how people ignite their lives and how they live and what their beliefs are. Sarah worked on her IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project and Amanda worked on a documentary.