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About

Believe it or not what you see now is just the bare bones of this project. It will be tweaked and things will be added. That is why I need help to complete this installation. I need funding to have access to equipment so I can complete the video work and to instal the piece for opening day at the Houston Arts Alliance Gallery.

What is the Installation About?

Have you ever been really sick and your just so weak a voice in your head starts to say negative things like: Your not going to make it? I have. The most disabling thing about being this sick is that negative voice. This installation is my reaction to this moment; that all we need is a little faith to shut down that Stranger within and to start to think and believe that we will heal. 

There are a number of ways that this concept is communicated. One is the Water and Sand Metaphor that I use. Sand is sickness and doubt in yourself, these are more numerous but are smaller. Water is faith and healing and there is only one image but it is the largest. Then there are the ones that have a mix of the two, these are the medium sized photos and represent the fight between faith and doubt.

There is also the MRI imaging within the shadow. Inside with the MRI will be a video piece that represents the sickness and doubt going on within the body. Outside is the video representation of the emotions going on as the sickness progresses. All I need now is the right tools to complete and install the work. Because of the aspect ratio of the final piece I need special equipment to not only shoot the video work but also for the showing of the work. That is were you come in.

Why is this piece worth your time and money?

This installation is taking on one of many issues that is problem across the board. At some point in most peoples lives there will be an illness that is fatal or close to fatal. Many people deal with this in different ways but one of the scariest is a deep depression that can be just as fatal as the illness. My message is this (and I am talking from experience) that when sickness hits and hits hard you and I need to not focus on the fact that we are sick. No, we need to focus on the fact that we are still here and we have the power to make a difference still. That we can still live even if there is a battle going on in our bodies.

My goal with this installation is to open a dialogue, that as long as we are living we have a chance at life. Life always is in flux and needs to change it's tone. Yes, this is a topic that we all know about but it is different to experience and then to walk the walk: to not let the stranger influence us.

The Poem That Drives this Project

Traveler beware,                                                                                             You must take great care.                                                                                  Take heed of my plight,                                                                                   And be ready for your fight.

Death and Disease                                                                                            May kill as they please,                                                                                   But they are no danger                                                                                    compared to the stranger                                                                                 that you and I hold within.

Water is fair,                                                                                                   Like faith it does not tare.                                                                                   Sand is might,                                                                                                   Like Disease it grinds tight.

Life may tease                                                                                                   and sickness may not ease,                                                                                But like this poem,                                                                                              Life needs to break it's tone.

Get up and fight!                                                                                             For the Stranger within is,                                                                                 With all his might.

Below are some of the images that is associated with this installation:

X-ray Sand #1: $25
X-ray Sand #1: $25
X-ray Sand #2: $25
X-ray Sand #2: $25
X-ray Sand #3: $25
X-ray Sand #3: $25
X-ray Sand #4: $25
X-ray Sand #4: $25
X-ray Sand #5: $50
X-ray Sand #5: $50
X-ray Sand #6: $50
X-ray Sand #6: $50

Note: as of posting this Kickstarter Project I have been shooting and shooting  and of all the thousands of images I have not shot the final big image: That of all water. At least none that I am happy with. It will be named X-ray Sand #7 and it is available with a $100 contribution or more. It is the big finale of the images and the grandest of them all. You can see the quality that I expect from myself for the non-finale images so you can take my word on this: The finale piece will be striking.

Risks and challenges

The biggest problem is that when the project is funded there is a big time constraint to purchase and set up all equipment I need to get this piece into the gallery for opening day. With this it is all about timing but I believe with my time management skills this will not be a huge problem. Another problem is that the curator of this show has the final say in who will be showing in the gallery. If funded I will have the tools I need to make this a piece to remember, already I have been graced with comments that this installation is a piece that it intriguing and is a fresh idea. With the right funding and I believe that I will capture the curator's interest enough to have a place in the show at the Houston Arts Alliance Gallery.

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