TripWireProject/Final Art Materials

$70 of $400 goal

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Dear Artists Friends, Colleagues and Family,

Your donation will be used to offset the cost of  materials for a final panel for the Trip Wire Project where I will knit a stitch from military trip wire for every wounded civilian in Afghanistan since 2001 and every wounded civilian since 2003 in Iraq through the rise of ISIS in 2015. The figures for the wounded vary from different organizations, but are  in the 6 figures.

The three completed panels so far represent deceased and wounded U.S. soldiers and deceased civilians in both Iraq and Afghanistan

The cost of the trip wire since 2013 has moved steadily up from .99 & 1.99/roll to 3.99 to 9.99 per roll when it is available. After creating the 3 original  knitted panels of the piece, I ran out of the necessary yellow wire. I would like to be consistent and finish the 4th panel as originally conceived. 

If you can donate anything, it would offset some of these costs. Although I initially received a very modest but welcome grant from the Puffin Foundation for this project, their support went to the previous materials and photo and video documentation of the project.

My hope is to again exhibit the final piece in its entirety early next year, and also move it to various public locations and photograph it in situe as part of the art project.

I am grateful  for any contributions and thank you for your consideration.

Michèle Colburn
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Working hard on. panel 3 while coordinating other projects including an installation in DC.
Over 17,000 stitches with wrist support!
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12,180 stitches complete in less than 2 weeks, With close to 250,000 needed. This is and has been a daunting art project. A commemoration of sorts, but also a commentary on the futility of war. Thanks to those who have donated so far. 81 rolls of wire arrived today and over 600.00 dollars has been spent on this new panel. The previous panels, with video documentation and travel, ran over $3,000.00. Any small donation is appreciated to keep this going to it's logical conclusion.
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One week into the final panel. 7,080 stitches. over $600.00 in materials expenses so far. Thank you to my donors in the last week. Any contributions no mater how small helps me make this happen.
The Injured in progress 7,080 stitches
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Installed at Arlington Arts Center in 2016
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