Members of L.A. Goal
L.A. Goal is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to providing its members with the practical training and emotional support to reach their fullest potential. Disabled Fables is the result of a workshop at L.A. Goal in which the participants were asked to choose one of Aesop's Fables and re-tell it in their own words and through their own artwork. This meant figuring out how to tell the story in a linear, 'conventional' way, something that presents a particular challenge to people with developmental disabilities. The artists worked on Disabled Fables for two years, and were paid for their work. This was done under the auspices of Inside Out Productions, a non-profit business venture that employs members and sells the fine art and functional art items they produce. This artwork has been displayed and sold in numerous boutiques, galleries and museums. VISIT L.A. Goal's website here.