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Pussycat LarueBy Pussycat Larue
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Pussycat LarueBy Pussycat Larue
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$235
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 12 2014 9:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

Update, I just got my first $100 donation from my art professor as well as made my first large art sale! All to go to this project I am so obsessed with!

New Orleans, to me, is the most wonderful city on earth! On my recent  visit, I felt there were so many stories to be told. Of course the city is full of beautiful architecture, but it is teaming with homeless youth known as Gutter Punks. This is a group I always seem to fall in with while in the big easy.

These transients who panhandle telling jokes for a $1, spreading the word of God and hope, with dreams of setting up shops that could only make it there. Their stories touch and affect me deeply.

Then you have the colorful characters wandering around in devil costumes, riding lit up bikes on a Thursday night, and the fortune tellers and artists in Jackson Square.

In this project "City of Saints" not only do I want to photograph, but I want to share the stories of all the wonderful people I describe above. In accomplishing this task I would like to take an extended stay of approximately a month staying with locals.

The money raised will cover travel and lodging expenses, printing of photos on metal, and the publishing of my book. 

The book will be sold on Amazon.com, but I am offering it also as a reward in a special edition printing. I want to see this love letter to New Orleans come to fruition as well in gallery showings.

Thank you so much for your intrest and support of "City of Saints".

Risks and challenges

After funded, I will be seeking a room with local residents. Preferably a transplanted couple from New Zealand who reside in the Treme district.
I will also be taking my 10 year old daughter on this particular project since she hasn't been since I was 3 months pregnant with her. The eldest of my children is already enchanted after her visit in March. With that said, this will be an art trip only and not a crazy drinking on Bourbon Street trip. It will produce a project full of love, admiration and respect.

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    Jewelry piece with image from "City of Saints" collectioin

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    10x13 metal print from "City of Saints" collection.

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    Limited Edition printing of "City of Saints" hardcover book. This will include not only the entire photography collection, but also interviews from local artists and locals.

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