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Victorious Project

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Raised by 20 people in 10 months

The Victorious Project is a vehicle for confronting the darkness of suicide. We are dedicated to bringing both hope to those who are struggling with suicidal ideation and healing to those who have lost loved ones. The owl is our chosen symbol to carry the message of The Victorious Project. Owls symbolize death and represent transition through difficult times. They can see through darkness and are evocative of courage, aligning with our manta, “Be Brave”.

The outside of this mobile shrine is covered inmemorial feathers bearing the names of loved ones whose lives this project honors. Inside, Victorious houses a cosmic sanctuary for those seeking peace, hope andhealing. The Altar of the Owl is where guests may leave messages for those who have passed. Each full moon we perform a simple ceremony to honor the dead and burnthese messages, releasing them to the heavens. Victorious aims to end the stigma of suicide and spread a message of hope and healing.

Victorious is a response to the suicide of Victor Tilvaro who left us in May of 2018. He was a visionary artist, a world traveler and a warrior for the Light. He spent his life boldly following his dreams and living from the heart. His creativity and character touched the lives of a large extended family of amazing people across the globe. The Victorious Project is a continuation of Victor's spiritual and creative work.

Victor left a legacy of incredible art and powerful ideas in his wake including the conceptof transforming this Winnebago, where he spent his final days, into an Owl. We have rebuilt one of Victors most amazing works of art, the Space Sanctuary, inside of Victorious. This visionary art installation is a fully immersive space dedicated to healing, meditation and consciousness expansion. Victorious is a living memorial, an exercise in hope, and an active transcendence of death.


Resources:

If you are struggling with suicidal ideation or the loss of a loved one to suicide there are several organizations that can help. You are not alone.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://afsp.org/ (survivor support, local chapters, events and outreach)

Know The Signs

Suicideispreventable.org

Military Help Line

Call (888)-457-4838 or Text MIL1 to 839863

My 3 App

http://My3app.org/ Create a safety plan for individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

SAVE

https://Save.org Support groups for suicide loss survivors

The Buddy Project

http://buddy-project.org Pairs people through social media, as buddies, to create a support network and give self-harm alternatives

Crisis Text Line

Text TALK to 741741


How to connect with Victorious:

We are in the progress of preparing Victorious for her journey to Burning Man in September of 2019. We have made incredible progress on the vehicle and the outreach programs, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Your financial support and generous donations help us with the operational costs of the project and the raw materials necessary to create this work of art and support our goal of bringing hope and healing to those struggling with suicide. Thank you!

FB: The Victorious Project

IG: VictoriousProject

Email: Victoriousartproject@gmail.com

Be Brave.

Be Victorious.

Connect with us on Facebook to follow the progress of the Victorious Project! 

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We made massive progress on the build out of Victorious for Love Burn and brought her out for several Mardi Gras celebrations here in NOLA, including the Chewbacchus Parade. It was beautiful and amazing.

Join us over the next few months as we prepare Victorious for her journey to Burning Man. ❤️
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We are hosting a Launch Party for Victorious here in New Orleans on October 5th! Please help us spread the word by sharing the event with your friends. It takes a village to create community <3

https://www.facebook.com/events/1070529956437417/
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THANK YOU to all of the donors and supporters who helped us bring Victorious home to New Orleans from California. It was quite the journey on many levels and the support we received from y'all made it possible. Each of you were there with us as we drove the 22ft beast up and back down a mountain with 30 year old brake pads. You were with us for the new paint job in Santa Fe, where we met the amazing folks at Meow Wolf and forged a cherished and important partnership. And you were there as we drove all night across Texas to bring Victorious home to New Orleans for her transformation.

Please remain updated on the journey through our Facebook Page and Instagram account! Don't forget that this is a projected based on community. There are many ways to lend a hand and get involved. Next month we will be hosting an event here in New Orleans at the Art Garage. Invites to come <3

Here is a shot of a group of us this past weekend at the Out Of The Darkness Suicide Prevention March. We brought Victorious with us and marched hand in hand with hundreds of people who live with and are impacted by suicide everyday. Together we are healed. Be Brave!
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We’re on our way to New Orleans after an amazing weekend in Santa Fe at Meow Wolf! The Victorious journey continues... now with a fresh paint job! Be Brave ♥️
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