3 SISTERS Part II Kickstarter

THIS PROJECT WAS FULLY FUNDED!!!

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I am excited to share the news of a new project and artist residency!

I’ve created a  KICKSTARTER Project which will help support the new work,  3 SISTERS: SustainABLE, that will be in production at Elsewhere Living Museum in July. The funds from KICKSTARTER will go to making a new video & installation at Elsewhere as well as bringing a spot light on local organic farms in North Carolina.

ABOUT PROJECT
Part II of my 3 SISTERS Series will reference the North American and Mesoamerica story of the Three Sisters: Corn, Squash, and Beans. The stories revolving around these mythological deities describe how they support one another and help the humans that they feed from their harvest. The agricultural system of the plants complementing and helping the other grow is enhanced in a technique known as companion planting. I have done an extensive amount of research on the different existing stories and studied the different companion planting formations. In a combination of these references and my own personal interpretations I will create an abstract narrative. The larger issues I would also like to address is the use of GMO Crops by companies throughout the US and its effects on the environment. I am currently working on getting in contact with local organic farmers to obtain access to shoot on their fields, and bring focus and exposure to their farms.

 

FUNDING GOAL

The $1,500 + or more funding I aim to raise will go to the following:

+ Residency fees:  $500
+ Travel (round trip drive):  $250
+ Materials:  $250
+ Casting materials:  $200-350

+ Professional performer fees
**(Possible if extra funds are raised)

 

REWARDS

As gratitude for all of your support I will make the following items available as ‘THANK YOU’ rewards. 
Here are a couple images and examples of the reward book from
Part I; 3 SISTERS: Lost Myth:28 pg.
7 x 7 in. (18×18 cm)
Matte color print
Book Link ]
+ Postcards of a selected video still form the new video 3 SISTERS: SustainABLE.

+ I will go on a scavenger hunt to find secrete hidden treasures in the Elsewhere Living Museum and send a documented image of them. A personal ‘THANK YOU!’ video will be made complied of these images and reference to contributors.
++ With a little more support form you I will ANIMATE that object, yes it will sing & dance personally thanking you.

+ There will be a couple small sculptural pieces that will be made out of the materials used in the piece: corn husk, cobs, and beans. The first sculptural reward is wearable and upon request all of them can be made to be worn, just message me in comments.

Thank you for taking the time to look at this project and your consideration of becoming a backer!

 

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Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery | Exhibition

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Exhibiting ‘3 SISTERS: Lost Myth [Eruption]‘ installation @ Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery
JAN. 13-FEB. 01, 2014 Exhibition
14 Onlyville Square, Providence, RI  [map]

If you are in the Providence area please stop or drive by my exhibit in the Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery. Let me know what you think of the work I would love to hear your feedback.

The installation is based off the conflict between the 3 Sisters in my 3 SISTERS: Lost Myth text and the sacrifice by the 3 Fingered Jack character.

…An elder and appointed advisor to the Sisters, father of the land Jack, saw the arising conflict develop and warned the three of allowing their passions to overtake them. The 3 Sisters began to fight. The fires within them grew strong, spewing out onto the land; nothing was safe from their rage.

Middle Sister did not stand down. She took Collier Glacier that was developed by allowing a stagnant mass of water to freeze, collected by her body, that she stabbed into North’s side. Parts of North crumbled as the ice slid into her. While North and Middle fought, South Sister caught the attention of Mount Bachelor, but when the two sisters noticed this, they plucked each and every tree from her crown. Throughout this entire catastrophe elder Jack wanted the raging between the sisters to end. He offered them a finger from each hand as a sacrifice to save the land and all that lived on it.  This offering woke the sisters to their misdeeds, and reminded them of their vow to protect and keep the land.