The Nomadic Project
returned from Alaska with a painting inspired by a midori sour and a
salmon. Minneapolis has been chosen to represent the last frontier in
this conceptual art project that is connecting the entire U.S. through
art. But why Minnesota? Why a green beverage?
The Nomadic Project is pulling inspiration from one state and
displaying it in a bordering state. Alaska became the 28th state to be
connected when a North Dakota-inspired painting was placed at Virtu
Gallery in Anchorage. Every other state, thus far, has received a
painting from a bordering
state. Kristin Abraham and Alfonso Llamas, creators of The Nomadic
Project had to get creative when adding Alaska. They figured that using
states bordering Canada was as close as they would
get. When the Nomads flew back into the lower forty-eight, their flight
landed in Minneapolis. This made Minnesota Alaska's representative.
In Six Degrees of Separation
element contains a literal and figurative meaning. The main inspiration
came from floating amongst iceburgs in Portage Glacier Lake, however
the Northern lights, spawning salmon and the history of native Alaskans
all play important roles in this piece.
This multi-faceted painting was brought to Minneapolis's Homewood
Studios, run by George and Beverly Roberts. The Nomadic Project
was warmly welcomed in Homewood Studios as the four (Abraham, Llamas
and the Roberts') talked around a low, steel, rectangular coffee table.
A row of windows on one wall, artwork on the other, wood floors and
high ceilings come together to create a refreshing exhibition
space. George, a retired English teacher, explains the origin of
Homewood studios, and its importance to the community. He discusses a
passion for experience, risk, and collaborating with the community, all
of which are driving forces behind The Nomadic Project. Homewood
Studios will proudly display Six Degrees of Separation until the end of
the year, when all fifty states will be connected through art by visual
artist, Kristin Abraham and musician, Alfonso Llamas.
Abraham and Llamas want to encourage art enthusiasts and traveling fans to participate in The Nomadic Project
www.TheNomadicProject.com. Also, keep an eye out for the exhibit
uniting all fifty paintings, music, and supporting materials. The
exhibit will begin in November of 2007 and tour in the path of the
Nomads. Abraham and Llamas 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
), 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. For information regarding Homewood Studios
, visit www.HomewoodStudios.com
or call 6, and ask for George Roberts.