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"Be Seen": A Collaborative Art Release Supporting the Trans Community in Florida

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

Renowned artist Lawrence Chappe of Chappe Studio has unveiled his latest piece of art, "Be Seen," as part of his captivating 2023 art collection. "Be Seen" is part of the Intentions x Chappe collection. With an unwavering commitment to artistic expression and social advocacy, Lawrence Chappe's art transcends boundaries, offering a powerful statement on visibility and inclusivity. Moreover, this groundbreaking release supports the LGBTQ community, as a percentage of the profits from this collection will be donated directly to support trans individuals in need of emergency assistance in Florida.


In collaboration with queer therapist and educator, Dani Sullivan of Intentions Therapy, Lawrence Chappe's art not only captivates but also aims to share the incredibly healing process of being seen, and truly witnessed, especially for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.


As part of the 2023 Chappe collection, "Be Seen" not only represents the aesthetic and design vision of Lawrence Chappe but also carries the deep imprint of a transformative conversation between friends. Dani Sullivan provides queer affirming therapy for trans and non-binary individuals, and knows the transformative power of being seen in moments of individual expression and collective witnessing.

This collaboration between friends Lawrence and Dani has brought forth a truly captivating collection of artwork that speaks to the essence of self-expression, authenticity, and breaking free from societal constraints.

By infusing shared insights and artistic talents into the creation of "Be Seen," Lawrence Chappe and Dani Sullivan have woven together a powerful narrative that celebrates the beauty and courage of embracing one's true self. This collaboration showcases the remarkable synergy between two visionary artists committed to promoting acceptance, self-discovery, and the freedom to live life authentically.


Through the lens of this unique collaboration, "Be Seen" becomes not only a stunning artwork but also a profound symbol of the human experience and the transformative power of genuine connection.


Dani Sullivan: A Queer Healer Breaking Cycles of Trauma and Internalized Oppression


As a clinical social worker, practicing trauma-informed and LGBTQIA+ inclusive therapy and group services, Dani Sullivan focuses on identity, liberation, and embodiment. Their roots are in storytelling, community organizing, advocacy and restorative justice. This artistic collaboration with Chappe Studio was born out of a conversation between friends on the power of allowing oneself to be seen and witnessed in their truth. Click here to Meet Dani Sullivan, LCSW.



Lawrence Chappe: An Artist Shaping the Conversation


As an artist, Lawrence Chappe has consistently pushed the boundaries of creativity and self-expression. With an impressive portfolio that spans various mediums and styles, he has become renowned for his ability to evoke emotion and spark thought-provoking discussions through his art. Lawrence's commitment to using art as a catalyst for positive change is evident in his latest collaborative release, "Be Seen." Click here to learn more about Lawrence Chappe.


Rest assured that "Be Seen," a pivotal piece in the 2023 Chappe collection, bears the imprint of Lawrence Chappe's artistic vision and the collaborative spirit shared with Dani Sullivan, resulting in artwork that resonates with viewers from all walks of life on a deeply personal level.


The collection includes two original pieces, "Be Seen" & "Bear Witness", these masterpieces measure 25.5' wide by 31' tall. In addition to the original pieces, we are selling "Be Seen" T-shirts, & prints to raise awareness and funds for LGBTQ folks in Florida. Purchase your "Be Seen" T-shirt today to carry this message with you and contribute to a great cause.


"Be Seen": A Symbol of Radical Visibility and Empowerment

"Be Seen" is a striking piece that embodies the essence of visibility and acceptance. With a vibrant color palette and intricate details, this artwork speaks volumes about the importance of embracing one's true self and being seen for who they are. Each stroke of the brush is a testament to the resilience and beauty of the LGBTQ community.

Supporting the LGBTQ Community: Making a Difference

Lawrence Chappe & Dani Sullivan's dedication to social impact goes beyond the canvas and therapy room. By donating a percentage of the profits from the "Be Seen" artwork, they are actively contributing to members of the LGBTQ community in Florida in need of emergency assistance. This philanthropic endeavor not only enriches the lives of those in need but also strengthens the collective voice advocating for equality and acceptance, regardless of gender expression, sexuality, race, and lived experience.



The creation of "Be Seen" emerged from a profound conversation between Lawrence Chappe and Dani Sullivan in the intimate setting of Lawrence's living room. This heartfelt dialogue explored the significance of embracing one's authentic self and living life without the metaphorical masks that hide our true identities. It was within this meaningful exchange that the concept for "Be Seen" was born. Both Lawrence Chappe and Dani Sullivan contributed their artistic expertise and unique perspectives to craft this remarkable piece.



Owning a Piece of "Be Seen": The Power of Connection

You can shop the entire collection online at Chappe Shop or visit our vendor booth at Pride on the Block on June 3rd, 2023 at 1pm.


For collectors, purchasing "Be Seen" holds a profound significance. It represents more than just an exquisite artwork; it becomes a statement of support for the LGBTQ community and a personal commitment to promoting visibility and acceptance. Each piece is a reminder of the power of art to connect, inspire, and transform lives. A portion of the proceeds earned from the "Be Seen" collaboration will go directly to trans and gender non-conforming individuals in South Florida. 15% of the profit from this collection will be donated to Transinclusive Group's Emergency Fund providing direct mutual aid to trans individuals in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach County.


Get Involved and Connect:

To engage further with Lawrence Chappe's art and social advocacy, visit chappe.shop or Follow Lawrence Chappe on TikTok @lawrencechappe, and Instagram @Lawrence.chappe.


To learn more about the values and services provided by Dani Sullivan, LCSW, visit the Intentions Therapy website, or follow @intentionstherapy on Instagram to stay updated on their latest projects, therapeutic initiatives, and artistic endeavors. Explore the collection we have prepared using the link below, and get your limited edition piece before we sell out! Learn more about our partnership with Transinclusive Group in my next blog post "Art That Heals".










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