Thirty-four states are
through art with The Nomadic Project, as Michigan and Indianapolis
become the two most recent states to be included. The Nomadic Project
Nation-wide conceptual art project, ten months into the making.
Kristin Abraham, artist, and Alfonso Llamas, musician, blur state
by pulling inspiration from one state and leaving it in the next.
At the Ann Arbor Art Center
, "Slipping Into the Bay
an original canvas painting by Kristin Abraham, is on display. This
piece pulls together Abraham and Llamas' personal emotions as the
project nears its end, along with Wisconsin's inspiring lakeshores
and working factories.
While the Ann Arbor Art Center
represents the state of Michigan, LAMP Fine Art
represents Indiana. The Nomadic Project's piece titled "Straight Off the Assembly Line
was a perfect fit for the contemporary art gallery in Indianapolis. The
Nomads were greeted with tall ceilings, and the tall personality of LAMP
owner, Jennifer Kaye. The three discussed the Indianapolis art scene
and an interesting concrete corn sculpture that lies ahead in Ohio.
"Straight Off the Assembly Line," inspired by the contrasts of
Michigan, was on the gallery wall before Abraham and Llamas left for
Ohio, their 35th state.
Each painting will only be on display until the end of December, 2007, so visit the gallery link
on www.TheNomadicProject.com to find out where you can view a
Nomadic painting near you! Keep in mind that these "canvas sketches"
are the immediate creations of one artist, as she responds to a week in
of touring that state. The project is meant to challenge and inspire
viewers to "get up, get out, and go somewhere," Llamas explains.
It is an artistic and educational journey, funded purely by the
couple's $20,000 savings.
Abraham and Llamas also encourage community participation as they
finish their journey of the U.S. Each email that they receive
will become part of the exhibit. Paintings can also be purchased by
contacting Abraham (email@example.com
), or directly through
participating galleries. The owner will receive an engraved
nameplate to be displayed with their piece, as well as a signed print to display as their painting tours the U.S.
To learn more about The Nomadic Project
, log on to www.TheNomadicProject.com
and view images from each state. Also, keep an eye out for the four
showcasing the complete series of paintings, music and journal entries.
This show is planned to begin in November of 2007 and travel in the
path of The Nomadic Project. For information regarding Ann Arbor Art Center
, and for LAMP Fine Art
, visit www.lampfineart.com