WALKING HOME: stories from the desert to the Great Lakes
This May, I am walking home.
It is 2000 miles from my house in Tucson, Arizona to my mom's house in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I plan to walk the entire distance, inviting people to walk with me and share a story as I make my way across the country. Each night I will stay in someone's home and cook dinner and breakfast for them, in exchange for their hospitality.
The project will be broadcast live 24hrs/day. You can watch it live or check out the edited version in the form of a weekly, online "TV show". There will also be an interactive map, photos of the journey with my storytellers, and a nightly BLOG.
My artwork is about community and connections. I believe that safety comes from trust, community and collaboration. I will use social networking, both online and traditional, to safely cross the country.
In this project, I am offering to listen with an open heart. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone's story is important.
Please join me on this journey. Walking Home website
2000 miles: Tucson to Grand Rapids. I'll be walking through Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Come join me for a stretch of road. I plan to walk 15 miles a day for 140 days, but you can join me for 5 minutes or 5 days. Check out the map on my webpage: Walking Home route
MacBook Air laptop
wireless internet aircard
solar powered backpack
I'll be live-streaming through Verizon's broadband network. There will be times when I lose my internet connection, but you can still watch the edited, online "TV Show" which will have the best footage from each week. I should have enough power for 12-15 hours a day before I will have to plug in and recharge.
I plan to raise enough money to buy the equipment and pay for internet connection. I hope to raise more than my goal so that I can pay my collaborators for their time and effort.
They are a talented group of artists: Enrique Vazquez Woolfolk (web design), Andrew Brown (video), Daniel Buckley (video), Sapphire Cordial - Jamaica Cole (clothing design), Preen - Emilie Marchand (clothing design), Megan Amber Cox (original music), and Danny Martin (poster and sticker design)
Thank you for participating online or in person. Thank you to my collaborators. And thank you for donating to this project.
- (40 days)