I have put together an Indiegogo campaign to help raise money for my upcoming trip to Iceland! I will be spending the entire month of June travelling the country and creating a body of work inspired by the scenery and people of Iceland! I am so excited to spend a month there, learning more about the Icelandic culture and getting to see some of the most beautiful sights known to mankind!
(photo by Trey Ratcliff)
This trip is especially important to me because I have wanted to spend time in Iceland since I was 17. I used to just stare at a map of Iceland and imagine the adventures I could go on. I had my route plotted out 8 years ago. not only have I been planning this for many years, but I have always felt a strong connection to this country. Iceland is a country filled with people who want to preserve its natural beauty. Filled with people who are kind, and giving. People who recognize that the place they live, this hauntingly beautiful place, is something to be treasured.
Being an American, living in a large city, you cant help but feel disconnected from nature. Being surrounded by concrete, cement and asphalt can drive one crazy. Spending 8+ hours a day underneath fluorescent lighting starts to have an effect on you, and not in a positive way. Americans are so set in their ways of living, consuming and wasting that it would be a huge breath of fresh air to be able to escape to a land of untouched natural beauty, and be able to spend 100% of my time connecting with that nature, and giving back. Even if it is just in artistic form.
With this trip, I would like to pay tribute to the people of Iceland, who love their country and respect the land they live on. To me, there is nothing greater in life than giving back to the places and people you love.
Iceland, even though we haven’t met yet, I already love you.
With a little help from others, I will be able to show Iceland just how much of an impact they have.
Please consider contributing to my campaign. Even the smallest amount will make a huge difference!
If you cannot contribute financially, I will happily accept material donations such as camping supplies or art supplies.
Even if you cant contribute monetarily or materially, you can always share my campaign on your social media and help spread the word about my project! Everything helps!