Spread Love: Collaboration with Brandon Thrift
If you’re local to Sarasota, you’ve probably seen one or two awesome, splatter-painted signs averring positive messages located anywhere from a busy intersection to a path out to the beach. And ICYMI, there’s an amazing mission that goes into those signs, and I had the pleasure of meeting the artist behind it all, Brandon Thrift.
When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, Brandon took it upon himself to utilize his creative and artistic talents to spread some much-needed love across America. This past June, he embarked on a solo adventure across the United States, scattering pieces of love & positivity from Sarasota all the way out to California!
Like most people, I met Brandon’s signs before meeting Brandon himself. I was thrilled to see an artist promoting kindness, love, and positivity through their work–the very elements I aim to promote with mine! Since the start of his journey, Brandon’s initiative has totally taken off. In addition to his Spread Love pieces donated and adorned throughout town, he also has several works available for purchase, such as mirrors, furniture, and even mannequins–all inscribed with messages of love!
After hearing his story, I knew I wanted to be a part of this movement, and what better way to get involved than to offer a selection of his pieces at the LL Gallery?! My vision with the Lipstick Lex Gallery has always been to provide a landscape filled with love, creativity, and positivity, and Brandon’s pieces fit right in… while still standing out!
Now more than ever, Brandon’s message is so important. As we continue to navigate through this ‘new normal’, it never hurts to be reminded of the power of love.
Pop into the Lipstick Lex Gallery to shop select works by Brandon Thrift and be sure to follow him on Instagram to keep up with the Spread Love movement!