I am building a 58-panel (80" x 56" to 80" x 7") painting space to create a four-room, psychologically charged painting-in-the-round.
I am building a 58-panel (80" x 56" to 80" x 7") painting space to create a four-room, psychologically charged painting-in-the-round. The installation is the largest undertaking I have ever attempted and I very much hope we can all experience the completed project, through the help of your generous support. Completing the space is projected to cost $12,000, though the more funding the space receives, the grander the finish will become. The painting is primarily oil on canvas and is meant to explore our human understanding of perspective, depth, space, and architecture. The series houses an interactive seating area, inviting the composition beyond the bounds of the canvas and allowing the dialogue of the installation and viewer to change according to the human element present, creating an environment unique to each visitor.
The film "Hope in a Box" presents in-process shots of the main dining room/ living area. In building this space, I very much hope to gain perspective on not only my own sense of self as an artist, but on where and how we blur the lines in observation, experimentation, mimesis and representation-- to create, in essence, a corner of my own empire, encapsulated.
Since I can remember I have always sought to poke the proverbial hornet's nest, which of course has gotten me more than my fair share of stings. This was, however, my most logical means of figuring out what was inside and attempting to deconstruct the logic behind the beasts within. As an adult I have continued this scientific delving and ended up building a nest of my own. While I am asking for $10,000, the painting space is projected to ACTUALLY COST $12,000 (eeeek!), though the more backing I receive the more I will be able to explore the exterior. My art is experiential in nature, and I ultimately seek to present a fully sensorial interaction for the viewers. Alas, this project is financially prohibitive for a poor graduate student, thus I am asking you all to help me support my dream of building a castle of my own.
I am here to let you know I have very realistic and fixed parameters for the completion of this project with, of course, the support of people like you. I am so excited to see the finished space and to share this with all of you!
Wooden stretchers- $4,000
Installation Floor/ Walls- $400
Staples, Hardware, Gesso, Misc- $1,000
Lighting and Infrastructure- $600
Paint, Thinner, Oil, Brushes- $3,800
External Frames- $1,000
"Cornelia!! Why can't you just do SIMPLE things that are within your realistic time and money budget??!"
Yes, yes, yes, I have heard this before and am not naive to placing realistic parameters on the largess of my ambitions. I just often get excited about the concept and then say, "Well if this is going to happen, go BIG or go HOME!" This is my ingrained perfectionism and stubborn-headedness, I am sure. I am letting everyone know I AM setting realistic goals for completion, they are just a bit out of my grad-student-in-art-school budget. I am asking you to help me realize and complete this dream by giving what you can.
Here is a projected floor plan for the completed space.
GIFTS FOR YOU:
Please read my incentives for donations in the right hand column!!
Patronage starts at $1 and goes to $1000, which includes a small print, greeting cards, a "making of" book tracking the growth of the project, replication of a panel of your choice, and a meet & greet with me during a private viewing before the general public.
I always love a dollar, but note: Beginning at $10 you will receive goodies!! The incentives are cumulative and become exponentially more awesome! As I am building my dream because of support from you, I want to send a part of me to live with you as a thank you from the bottom of my heart. Know that each item is sent with love.
Domestic shipping IS included for US patrons.
Please let me know where you live - I will have to calculate shipping to make sure that what I send you will make it there without difficulties in the post.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
I thank everyone for reading, sponsoring, and passing this along! If you are wanting to support my dream, please do so EARLY! If the project is not FULLY funded it will die. :(( This would be beyond sad. Spread the love to everyone you think will appreciate it. You are the wonder that is helping make my dreams come true. I will not forget your support!!
"Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."
"If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy reading,
Or do things worth the writing."
“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”
― Dolly Parton
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pledged of $10,000 goal
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Jun 12, 2012 - Aug 11, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Everyone gives what they can. I appreciate all of my support and thank you for this help from you. Though there are no incentives at this level I am sure your good karma will come back to you. :)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This pledge amount will place you on a project-specific mailing list which will give you first access to the latest on this project, my work, and any future ventures.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $25 or more
You are wonderful! This amount will provide the previous pledge reward AND provide you with a single signed 3.5" x 5.25" image from the completed painting space. Domestic shipping included for friends in the US.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $50 or more
Thank you for making my dream possible. This amount will provide all of the previous pledge rewards AND send you a collection of 5 signed 3.5" x 5.25" cards with envelopes featuring images from the installation space. Domestic shipping included for friends in the US.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $100 or more
TAKE HOME A ONE-OF-A-KIND ORIGINAL PIECE OF CORNELIA ART!!!!!! It will be specially made for you, though a surprise! Due to the nature of this award there are no other backer rewards offered with the piece. Don't miss out!!!!!! THE NEXT 10 PEOPLE TO GIVE $100 or INCREASE their support by $100 WILL BE SENT THESE PIECES IMMEDIATELY (regardless of whether Hope in a Box reaches it goal or not!!). TAKE HOME MY ART THIS WEEK!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Forever in your debt. This amount will provide all of the previous pledge rewards AND a 12" x 12" signed gicleé from a section of the final installation space. Your support is invaluable to my project's future. Domestic shipping included for friends in the US.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $250 or more
Thank you for ALL of your support! This amount will provide all of the previous pledge rewards AND a signed and dedicated, single-edition, 20" x 20" gicleé of your choice from the completed space. The project will not be completed without love and support from you, so I would like to send a bit of the space home to live with you. Domestic shipping included for friends in the US.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $400 or more
TAKE HOME A SMALL (10" x 10") COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT!! This makes a great present for you, your spouse, a grandparent for Christmas!! These are WONDERFULLY AFFORDABLE and FULL OF LOVE!! Because of the special nature of this piece, there are no other backer rewards offered with for this level of support. THE NEXT 5 BACKERS TO GIVE $400 or INCREASE THEIR SUPPORT BY $400 will recieve this award regardless of the outcome of Hope in a Box!!!!!! DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS EXCLUSIVE OFFER!!! TAKE HOME ORIGINAL CORNELIA ART THIS WEEK!!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
I am so, So, SO grateful for all of your support! This amount will provide all of the previous pledge rewards AND provide you with a book chronicling the birth, growth, and completion of this space. These books will be signed, dedicated, and limited to donations of $500 and above. The books will be released a month after the opening, to allow for the inclusion of finished photos. Domestic shipping included for friends in the US.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
You are AMAZING and will be forever remembered in all my future projects!!! I absolutely cannot realize such large-scale projects without support from you. This amount will provide all of the previous pledge rewards AND give you the option to be listed as a benefactor on my webpage. Your pledge will also allow you a meet-and-greet with me (excluding travel and lodging) and PRIVATE viewing of the final project before the general public along with a replicated panel of your choice to take home. These will be signed, dated, limited and FULL of love and gratitude. Domestic shipping included for friends in the US.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
Invest in your future! ACT FAST!! GET A COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT!! You will have choice of style and subject for the piece. 24" x 36" oil on canvas (unless otherwise specified) GET THIS NOW, as a once-in-a-life time pricing for such a piece! I could not make any of this possible without your generous donation, and very much would like to send a piece of me home with you! This amount will provide ALL of the previous pledge rewards, with the exception of the replicated panel, AND include a commissioned, personalized portrait from me!!!! ALL of your gifts will be signed, dated, limited and FULL of love and gratitude. Domestic shipping included for friends in the US.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013