Fort Myers, FL, February 13, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- On November 13th, 2005, Kristin Abraham, along with her husband Alfonso Llamas set out on a yearlong journey across America, spending a week in each of the lower 48 states, living out of their Honda Element SUV.
The Nomadic Project, an ambitious endeavor, celebrates a love for the arts. Kristin is recording her experiences through painting, while Alfonso creates a visual and musical record featuring still and action photography, and original music.
“The entire trip is a conceptual art project,” said Abraham, 22, a former art teacher in Fort Myers, FL.
A significant part of the project involves Abraham’s paintings. As she creates a piece in one state, she leaves it at a gallery in the next state. “By taking an inspiration from one state and placing it in its neighboring state, borders are blurred, and ideals shared. The connection is much like a pencil smudge.” Abraham explains.
“Our goal is to celebrate the similarities and diversities of the various lifestyles that we observe throughout the country,” adds Llamas.
Abraham works in acrylic paint due to the fast drying rate and convenient cleanup. She describes her artistic style as symbolic realism, and will sell or loan the paintings in her “Nomadic” series.
Another important aspect of the journey is the involvement of the people in which they come in contact with. Individuals are encouraged to track the journey at www.TheNomadicProject.com and correspond via e-mail (TheNomadicProject@gmail.com). Since the exhibit is an experience with people and places, this input from the community will be a vital part of the 2007 exhibit.
Llamas will be creating the soundtrack and video documentary for the exhibit.
Upon completion of the journey, the traveling exhibit will visit each state, following the route of the trip. The exhibit will be an experience for viewers, featuring all the aspects of the journey, including sketches, photographs and their mode of transportation.
We are anxious to share more information about how the country can benefit from this once in a lifetime experience. For more information and interview opportunities, please contact Alfonso Llamas at 239-218-3470 or e-mail Abraham@kristinabraham.com.