Illinois recently became the thirty-first state included in a national conceptual art project, entitled The Nomadic Project
Kristin Abraham and Alfonso Llamas are the minds and hands behind this
vision. The two artists work to connect the entire U.S. through
art, however none of it would be possible without the participation of
galleries like Chicago's Aesthetic Eye
The Nomadic Project
much inspired by the story of this country, as the personal experiences
of two passionate artists. Abraham and Llamas only spend a week in
each state, but in that time, they express their inspiration through
art. Abraham creates a canvas painting while Llamas composes music.
While the music is saved to be released together on one album, each
painting is placed at a seperate gallery. By pulling inspiration from
one state and displaying it in the next, The Nomadic Project is
blurring borders and connecting the country through art.
, located on Chicago Ave, will proudly display
the piece, titled City of Silos
, for sale until January 1st, 2007.
At that time, the nomads will have completed their journey, displaying one painting in
each of the fifty states. The painting, City of Silos
was inspired by Iowan farmland, and the structures that surround it.
"In place of skyscrapers and pavement, there is a city built entirely
of silos and cornfields." explains Abraham. "It takes us back to the
roots of American living, however seem somewhat futuristic in
appearance," she adds.
Abraham and Llamas want to encourage art enthusiasts and traveling fans to participate in The Nomadic Project
at www.TheNomadicProject.com. The nomads can be contacted directly at TheNomadicProject@gmail.com
, where each email is
guaranteed a part in the following exhibit. Paintings can also be purchased by contacting Abraham (email@example.com
), or 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 Aesthetic Eye
, visit www.aestheticeye.net
or call 312.243.1520, and ask for Elissa Furguson.