Hello Friends and Family!
I wanted to share an art project I am currently working on in Honduras with my friend, Alicia. We are working in collaboration with the Inside Out project (HTTP://WWW.INSIDEOUTPROJECT.NET/#) founded by the artist JR (HTTP://JR-ART.NET/). It is a large-scale photography project working all over the world to create new perspectives and community-esteem.
Alicia and I lived in El Progreso for a few years and although we worked with a variety of demographics we were continuously struck by the strength of the women in the community.
After learning that JR was looking for participants all over the world, we jumped at the chance to bring it to El Progreso in order to highlight these incredible women and give a new perspective. We returned to El Progreso in November and began taking pictures. Within two days friends were bringing us to women’s houses so they too could be photographed. It grew from a small community project to a citywide installation.
Because of all the excitement and the new scope of the project we are going to need a little bit of help. We plan to paste 40 portraits on various walls throughout the city; some will be 3 ft x 4ft while other will be 14 ft x 22 ft. To do this we need to raise $2,500 for printing costs, scaffolding, and material costs while we are in El Progreso.