“Art is a communication informing man of his own dignity, and of the value of his life, whether in joy or grief, whether in laughter or indignation, beauty or terror… Man needs the comfort of his own dignity…And that’s what the artist is for. To give him that comfort.” — Robert Nathan
If asked to describe a period of time in which art has brought us healing or comfort, I am sure it wouldn’t take long for a few good, cathartic stories to unfold. We often create art in times of suffering or loss to help us become more in tune with ourselves and our emotions. This is also a wonderful way to honor those individuals who have helped us get to where we are today. Donna Corless is an Imagekind artist that has chosen to do just that. We were comforted by her story and moved by her mission to raise money for cancer research. We hope you will be too.
I have been creative since childhood but felt compelled to explore a creative outlet in photography. I feel that if I can possibly make some sort of difference through my artwork, I will also have made some contribution to this world.
In 1986 I lost my Mother to Ovarian Cancer and since then, I have made it my mission to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to honor her life and to try to help save the lives of those currently fighting this battle. I believe that I am here to share the beauty of the world to help people have joy, like the joy my mother brought to me.
I recently added an Affirmations Gallery to my Imagekind Collection, which I created to provide positive affirmations through my photography. I give 10% of all of my art sales through Imagekind to this the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. I also created a tribute page for her on the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund website for people who wish to make a donation directly to that organization in her memory. – Donna Corless
We are sure you will agree that Donna is succeeding in her goal of sharing the beauty of the world through her photography. We are happy to feature her artwork as part of the Imagekind for Humankind series. The holidays are just around the corner! If you would like to support Ovarian Cancer Research by purchasing Donna’s amazing photography, check out