My Grandmother's Garden Fees

I am a full-time student at Concordia University, going on my final year to receive my Bachelors degree in Geography, Planning and Environment. Recently on September 21st, I unveiled My Grandmother's Garden to everyone in the Cree Nation (on social media).  I guess I can say to the world too. I never thought this art piece would spread like wildfire once I published the photographs on Facebook; the album is shared worldwide in all provinces of Canada from Newfoundland to BC, N.W.T and Yukon, to the US of A and all the way across the ocean in Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Norway, London, etc.

I cannot keep My Grandmother's Garden out in the open all the time, and I want to conserve it while I have it in my home. I need to pay for a custom-made cardboard box that is in the production process as of now; I also need to pay the professional appraiser for her work on the insurance, appraisal fees and other paperwork like certification. I also need to purchase material to build a temporary crate for travelling purposes while I still have it with me from now till December and after the exhibition. It will go to a professional art gallery in Toronto from January to April 2019 and I need to have it in the crate when I ship it there. 

I am not an art student and I didn't know much about the art scene until I unveiled My Grandmother's Garden, I realized getting all the art material can be very expensive and like I said I'm a student with limited funds. Moreover, I'm still learning about the arts as the days go, thankfully, there is a Ph.D. student in Fine Arts who offered to help me familiarize myself in the Art World, and she is also doing all the communications with art galleries because I don't speak art  She has been a great help since I unveiled My Grandmother's Garden and I wanted to give her a monetary gift for her support and for teaching me about the art world.

I am asking for financial support from my friends and family.  Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

For more information about My Grandmother's Garden, go in my photos on Facebook, you will find the album there.

Material/Lumber for temporary crate 300-500$ incl. professional cutting (I don't have the tools for it)
Appraisal, Insurance and certification fees 300$
Custom made cardboard-box made especially for large art frames ~300$ 
Monetary payment for the Ph.D. student at Concordia 500$
Other supplies (bubble wrap, styrofoam, packaging tape, etc.) 100$
Miscellaneous $300 - storage rental fees at a climate controlled storage facility (museum)


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Flora Weistche 
Montréal, QC
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