With only $2.6 million in her pocket, Yolanda Perez says she is determined to make it out of this.
“I don’t know if it’s worth it or not,” she says.
“You have to do it.
I want to make this into something positive, and I can’t be without this.”
Perez is part of a growing wave of muralists that has emerged as artists who are seeking out capital.
While it’s not unusual to see artists selling prints on Kickstarter or other sites, the trend has gained steam in recent years, fueled by the growing number of projects being funded by large groups of artists.
A number of the projects that have raised more than $50,000 have a minimum funding goal of $20,000.
The goal for Perez’s project, titled “A Woman of the World,” is to raise enough money to build a mural for her mother.
The mural will feature portraits of a woman who Perez says is “like a mother to me.”
Peters family is from Puerto Rico, but Perez’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, suffers from the disease herself.
Perez says the mural will represent her mother’s spirit and her own personal connection to her.
“This is a piece of art,” Perez says.
The mural has been in the works for nearly a year, with Perez and her mother coming together for weeks to make the final design.
They decided on the design of a man and woman as the mural’s subject, according to Perez.
Perez’s parents are from Puerto Rican heritage, so Perez says they knew they had to be able to represent their culture.
“The thing about the women is they are not dressed in traditional clothes,” she said.
“They are very, very feminine and beautiful.”
Peso’s mother and Perez have been friends for more than 20 years, and she says she has been impressed by the women’s artistic ability.
“It’s so empowering to see them do something that they’ve been doing for so long,” she explained.
Perelas mother, Maria, is an artist and writer, who says she started making murals while still in high school.
The mother of two says she’s drawn to the idea of using murals to convey messages to her daughter.
“I’m going to paint the message that she has in her heart,” Maria says.
Maria says she first made the idea for her mural when she was in high-school.
She says the mother is a great artist, and is a person of strength and strength of spirit.
She was so excited when she heard that she wanted to make something that she felt a connection to.
“She has a story that is just really powerful and amazing,” she added.
“It’s like you don’t have to be an artist to understand it.
She has a gift for it.”
Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory that is divided into two parts, with Puerto Rico Island as the U.N. territory and the United States as the country.
The island has had two administrations since the 1960s, and each administration has faced challenges stemming from its political differences.
Pensions and healthcare services are provided by the United Nations.
The first woman elected to Congress was Rep. Yvonne Gonzalez-Reyes, who was born in Puerto Rico.
Perez, who also is a Puerto Rican, is the first woman in Congress.
Pesos mother, the artist Yolandra Perez, said she wanted her daughter to be a part of the art world because she wanted the story behind the murals.
“Yolanda was born and raised on Puerto Rico,” she told NPR.
“She’s one of those people who has a family that’s from Puerto Ricans, so she is very connected to that history.”
Yolandra said her mother is extremely passionate about painting and her mural will show that to her mother and others in her life.
“As a mother, she is my muse, she’s my confidant, she has my heart, she makes my dreams come true,” Yolandy said.