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Harris Sisters’ NuestroCamino

$800 of $21,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 13 months
We are the Harris sisters...Heather & Kristy. We both live in Austin, Texas. Heather is the older sister by three and a half years and is an award-winning artist . Her most recent creations combine digital photography and images with welded frames that extend the image. She is multi-talented, able to capture and manipulate her own world through the camera, computers, and metal sculpture. Even though Kristy is the younger sister, we often joke that birth order descriptions have us reversed. Kristy can best be described as organized, detail oriented and practical. Between the two of us, we offer a very complementary set of skills and that’s why we are excited to work on NuestroCamino together.

In the summer of 2014, we joined the thousands of pilgrims that walk El Camino de Santiago each year across the north of Spain and walked 500 miles in 35 days. In the fall of 2017, we want to bring our pilgrimage and story, NuestroCamino, to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize is an international art competition held annually and unlike traditional competitions, ArtPrize artists are judged by the public and by a jury of professional artists.

NuestroCamino involves creating 70 pieces of art, a pair for each day that we walked. The pieces will flow from right to left representing our travel from East to West. Heather will continue her signature style in this installation where the first piece in each pair will be from a photograph that one of us took that day and the second piece will be an interpretation of the photograph. One piece within the pair will be hung over the other and the width of the pair is the scaled distance we walked each day. The height of both pieces together is the scaled highest elevation achieved that day. In the end, visitors will see a giant graph. Between each day's pieces, there will be a digital frame rotating through our photos of the day and that day’s story. After all of the pieces, we will include stories and interviews with our fellow pilgrims.

Since this is material-intensive, we are asking for financial help:
1. Metal for 70 frames: $60/piece
2. Canvas and ink for 70 pieces: $40/piece
3. Hardware and paint for 70 pieces: $30/piece
4. Thirty-five digital picture displays (frame or tablet): $220/display
5. Thirty-five printed stories: $15/story
6. Small television: $270
7. Miscellaneous materials (lights, power strips, travel, etc.): $3400

Your donation will ensure that we can bring NuestroCamino to completion and any amount is appreciated. We are very excited to be able to share our journey with everyone! You can follow the creation of NuestroCamino in the NuestroCamino Facebook album or the NuestroCamino Gallery, relive our journey via Kristy's blog and find out more about the project on NuestroCamino on Heather’s web site.

Thank you for your support!

Heather & Kristy
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There has been lots of progress on NuestroCamino! Heather has completed the first 16 pieces and dropped most of them off with Kristy for storage. And Kristy has been busy doing fundraising research, creating postcards with information about the project and pulling together details on how our fellow pilgrims can include their stories as part of NuestroCamino.

YAY for art!

Buen Camino!

Heather & Kristy
12 pieces ready to be protected & stored
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$800 of $21,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 13 months
Created January 10, 2017
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RM
$100
Robert McAtee
12 months ago

You go girl!

AP
$500
Alice Perry
12 months ago

Awesome vision and cannot wait to see it finished!!

JR
$50
Jamie Rood
12 months ago

Exciting Heather!

$50
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12 months ago
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