This Kickstarter campaign is to raise funding for The Nest Project Tour. Funding will support travel fees, lodging, equipment, assistants, food, and other various details.
The Nest Project is my response as a mother and as an artist to the ever-growing pain, injustice, devastation, and wounding of our culture. It is an expression of returning to home, to safety, to our innocence, and to Love. It provides a transformational experience for 'Nesters' by allowing them to strip it all down, hop into The Nest, and be witnessed and photographed.
It was originally inspired as a way for me to hold my own pain and wounding from a challenging childhood, a sick mother, and the death of my mother. From there...I knew that other people could benefit from this stripping down, finding HOME, and feeling FREE.
The inspiration behind making The Nest as an Art Project stems from the notion that as a human race and American culture we are suffering from extreme amounts of pain, violence, hatred, trauma, devastation, and wounding. This project is an opportunity for healing though expression, an opportunity to be vulnerable, and a rebirth into more Love.
The mission with this project is to get as many people in The Nest as possible to show that when we strip it all down….we are all the same, we all have wounding, and we have all come from the same place no matter where we were born, the color of our skin, whom we choose to love, and to whom we pray.
The intention behind this Kickstarter is to raise money for a tour. It is to raise money to go to the places in this country that have undergone trauma and to communities that have undergone injustice. It is to raise money to go to places like Flint, Charlottesville, Houston, New Orleans, and many more. It is to raise money to keep this free to the public and anyone that wants to get in The Nest. I will be starting the tour at The National Mall, Washington, D.C. at the Catharsis Event - a Vigil for Healing - November 10-12, and finishing this tour in October, 2018 in NYC. The end result will be a book and show of the collection of images and stories.
For this tour to work, I need travel funds, equipment, advertising, and assistants. With your help, I will be able to keep this project going and spread the Love of The Nest.
Thank you so much for your donation and continued support of The Nest Project. Check out my website for more information and find me in a city near you. www.debbiebaxter.com
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge with this project is that life happens. I am the mother of 2 boys and am currently balancing being a working artist and motherhood. The needs of my boys are important and may interfere with some of my travels.
My plan for working through this is good communication with my boys about how their Mom being away will effect them. I will find a good balance with being a good loving parent and a passionate artist. And, I will prepare for the reality of changing and rescheduling due to the needs of my boys.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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