Monday, March 5, 2012

La Fuerza Silenciosa // The Silent Strength



Hello Friends and Family!
    I just wanted to share an art project I am currently working on in Honduras with my friend, Kat Burdine. We are working in collaboration with the Inside Out project (http://www.insideoutproject.net/#) founded by the artist JR( http://jr-art.net/).
    While living in El Progreso we worked with various demographics, but were continuously struck by the silent strength of women in the community. We have photographed these women and will be pasting their portraits up in the center of town as well as their neighborhoods to give homage to their strength and struggles. We are hoping this starts a dialogue about all that women actually do. Las Progrese├▒as, or the women of El Progreso are the foundations of their communities. They are the teachers, mothers, nurturers, and fighters for future of this town.
  We plan on wheat pasting at least 40 black and white portraits of these women at the end of March.  The first week of April is "Semana Santa," Holy Week or Spring Break, when many people coming from out side cities and even internationally pass through El Progreso to get to the coastal beach towns.  We figured this would be the best time to take advantage of the heavy traffic so more people will have the possibility of seeing this project. 
  Because this project has taken life with the great reaction of the people of El Progreso , this will be quite an event, so we need your help. Your donations will go to printing costs, scaffolding, pasting materials, and brushes.
Here is our video above explains it all!
Thank you for your time!
Anything would be helpful and well appreciated!

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