A one month artist residency to make outdoor sculpture at Clo Visual Arts and Media Workshop in Donegal, Ireland.
My project is an artist residency focused on making outdoor sculpture. The concept is to create sculpture from on-site materials in Ireland.
Many people are familiar with the saying, "think globally, act locally". In our world today, distant people and places are connected like never before. The scale and complexity of interconnection between the 7 billion humans alive now is not often part of our minute to minute awareness. The work I will create will suggest this interconnection.
My application for this residency has been accepted by Clό Visual Art and Media Workshop in Donegal County, Ireland. In exchange for my stay I will make an outdoor sculpture for Clό using vernacular found materials and teach a weekend art class. This project came about through contacts I made at the AKOS artist residency in Yerevan, Armenia 2011.
At Clό I will create a form that relates to an earlier work I made at AKOS. The two constructions are meant to interact at a distance. I call them, “Tele-Objects”. Each form will be imbued with the totemic character and spirit of its specific locale by its use of vernacular materials.
The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise enough money to pay for my travel costs to Clό. Like much of what I create, this is not meant to be a money making trip, nor will it be a vacation. This will be challenging and rewarding work, to scavenge materials from the surrounding bogs, transport them (probably by foot) to my work area and assemble them into an outdoor sculpture, plus teach a weekend art class in a foreign country (Irish/Gaelic is the primary language where I will be), all in four weeks! I feel confident that I can do it based on my last residency experience.
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Funds raised will go to:
Roundtrip Airfare: Seattle- Dublin $1500
Roundtrip Bus Fare: Dublin- Donegal (via Carrowkeel Neolithic site) $100
Partial board (estimated) $400
Any money raised beyond the above will go toward buying a modern digital camera. With this I will better document my work and the beauty of Donegal, Ireland.
I hope you enjoy the dividends I offer in honor of your support! I will write a blog account of my experience while I’m on my trip you can view it at:
Thanks for your support!
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I will toast in your honor, praising and thanking you for your generosity at the most authentic Irish pub I can find in Dublin! I will post a video of it on Facebook! "Slanchen!"Estimated delivery:
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Donations at this level will receive one of my handmade salvaged material wood picture frames (3.5"x5", 4"x6", or 5"x7" ) with a signed photographic print from my stay in Ireland! I will personally deliver this frame to you if you live in Olympia! These are great gifts for the holidays or keep it for your family photos! (Continental US only, International backers please include additional donation to cover shipping)Estimated delivery:
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At this level you will receive one of my salvage material assemblage lamps (desk top size). I have four of these on hand. You can select the one you want! "Verruct Kaiser Pils", "El Nino", "Galinaceous Bird", "Astral Projection", or "9 Cups of Joe- Aftermath" These are each one-of-a-kind and come with a lifetime guarantee. (Please add shipping cost to your donation if you live outside Washington.)Estimated delivery:
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Choose one of two salvage material assemblage floor lamps. "D.U.M. (Depleted Uranium Munitions)" or "Torture Device Courtesy of Guantanamo Abu-Ghraib Incorporated". These are serious floor lamps with inventive shades and they each have interactive lever on off switches. Lifetime guarantee! You choose the one you want! (Please add shipping cost to your donation if you live outside Washington)Estimated delivery:
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Come with me to the nearly 5000 year old Carrowkeel in County Sligo Ireland to celebrate Midsummer's/ Summer Solstice on 6/20/12! information on Carrowkeel: http://celticways.com/blog/2005/08/hike-around-ancient-carrowkeel.html. The Bricklieve Mountains and their loughs of Key and Arrow form an area that has the densest collection of ancient sites and legends in all of Ireland. They were the inspiration to Lord Of The Rings. The most well known area of the Bricklieve Mountains is Carrowkeel. Within the Carrowkeel boundaries are 14 listed large cairns and both the oldest and largest remains of any stone age settlement in Ireland. The cairns are largely on the tips of the mountains, and can be seen for miles and clearly align with many other land forms and cairns in surrounding counties all visible on a clear day. Thef food, drink and reverent merriment are on me while we explore this amazing place. Join me and the spirits of my (our) ancestors for this once in a lifetime experience. (Donors are responsible for their own travel and living expenses). This is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!Estimated delivery:
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