envision transformative choices that affirm self-determined lives
About: The Remember Love Recovery Project is dedicated to cultivating community, transforming awareness, and spreading accurate information about addiction disorder and recovery through arts and education. To remember love preserves the humanity of those with addiction disorder. Remembering love rather than bolstering blame, remembering love contrasted with contempt, remembering love as an alternative to anger can transform assumptions into action. Addiction disorder changes the lives of everybody in its realm. In what ways will you and your community be transformed through acts of solidarity and perspectives of empathy? The Remember Love Recovery Project envisions transformative choices that affirm self-determined lives. To remember love is to connect through our common humanity with the struggles of people with addiction disorder and the families and friends who care about them.
History: We founded the Remember Love Recovery Project in memory of our son, Ryan Bode Moriarty who left us with this message: Remember Love. Ryan died of an accidental heroin overdose in 2018 at the age of 33. The Remember Love Recovery Project is rooted in arts and education to honor Ryan’s memory. As a musician and artist who designed and hand-printed t-shirts, one of Ryan’s most popular designs was the Remember Love image inspired by a song written by Thomas Scott Mckaughan and Ian Clement of Pizza T's Z-Kamp Experience. After Ryan’s death, we found the linoleum block he carved for this design. His energetic printmaking produced countless prints of this image distributed across the USA. As an artform, printmaking compels the artist to reproduce its imprint over and over again. That is the message of “Remember Love” from Ryan. To Remember Love is reproducible. We invite you to repeat this message and feel its echo in many forms: Remember Love. - Patty Bode & Mark Moriarty