As an artist in New Orleans I will travel to India & Nepal to gather sari silks, papers, and threads for a mixed media collage series.
This summer I will embark on a solo journey to India and Nepal with the objective of gathering a variety of materials that I will incorporate into a new mixed media collage series. I will develop this work upon my return in September and debut in the fall of 2011.
I plan to visit a number of different cities beginning with the sari districts of Mumbai, flying south to the tip of the subcontinent in Kerala, and heading back north to the Himalayas in Nepal. Much of the travel will be on trains but some longer legs will require flights. The Kickstarter funds will solely be used for purchasing silks, fibers, papers, and threads and then shipping them back to the states. I will also use a portion of the funds to pay for parcels & postage for the rewards I am offering you.
This is an expensive project and one that I have dreamt of for a long time. I hope that you can invest in the project and my potential. You will inevitably have a direct connection to the work that I create after this sojourn.
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Jun 3, 2011 - Jun 24, 2011 (21 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Three high resolution jpegs of my most recent, large-scale embroidered collage works for your desktop wallpaper.
Pledge $10 or more
Three high resolution jpegs of my most recent, large-scale embroidered collage works for your desktop wallpaper + personalized thank you note that features one of my original block prints.
Pledge $20 or more
A beautiful *art* postcard sent to you from India with a colorful description of my latest adventure and inspirational discovery. Written for you, perhaps from the steppes of the Himalayas, with fine left-handed penmanship from an ink pen.
Pledge $50 or more
A hand carved and printed limited edition woodcut of an elephant. Printed on archival rice paper and placed in an 8 x 10 mat, ready to frame. You will receive this print upon my return in September. I will carve this woodcut in India so images are forthcoming.
Pledge $75 or more
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Two gifts. A letter sent to you from India embellished with a piece of material that I have culled for my new series. This material may be hand dyed silk, paper, thread, or some other unusual object that I have found. I will be sure to detail the origins of this treasure as well its qualities that inspired me . Imagine receiving an airmail art letter with an authentic Indian stamp. You will also receive the elephant woodcut from the $50 pledge level. Note: This reward package is limited to 15 sponsors.
Pledge $100 or more
A hand-printed, limited edition woodblock of Ganesh - the Hindu god of fortune. Printed in black on archival Japanese rice paper. The dimensions are 23'' in diameter as it is a circular piece. Many of you who know my work know that this is an unbelievable price for a woodcut of this size. This is not a piece that I have exhibited in the past or will exhibit in the future. It will only be available as a limited edition woodcut in anticipation of this trip. I will ship this print upon my return in September. For images see my website: laylamesskoub.com and click on "Portfolio" and "Woodcuts".
Pledge $150 or more
An original mixed media collage work, matted and mounted on archival backing. This piece will be ready to place in a standard size 11 x 14 frame. This collage will include materials gathered on my trip through India. You can expect sari silks, hand made papers, gold leaf, watercolors, oil pastels, and my drawings. I will hand embroider each piece with threads gathered throughout the country. You will receive this collage upon my return, during the month of September. It will be shipped to you free of charge and will feature a personalized dedication to you in thanks of your support.
Pledge $250 or more
One 11 x 14 collage work, delivered to you locally or shipped. Plus the large scale woodcut of Ganesh. (See $100 pledge level.) You will also receive a VIP invite to preview my new series upon my return. This reward will be limited to donations at the $250 level and above. Having access to the pre-release will allow you first choice in the series before I exhibit the work in both galleries and shows across the country.
Pledge $300 or more
A pair of mixed media collage works as described above. Many of my clients opt to collect these collages in a series. Two complimentary works will be carefully selected, packaged, and delivered to you. Again, these will arrive to you during the month of September. + VIP Access to pre-release.
Pledge $450 or more
Three mixed media collage works as described above. Shipped with a personalized dedication in thanks of your support during the month of September. + VIP Access to pre-release.
Pledge $700 or more
A custom collage work made for you with special attention given to your particular tastes in palette and texture. You will be able to peruse the various materials that I have collected and hand select the ones which you would like incorporated into your collage. The piece will also delivered to you. The final piece will be 18'' x 26'' or below.
Pledge $1,500 or more
A custom collage work as described above, framed and delivered to you. Dimensions will be 32'' x 40'' or below. If you have special materials of your own that you would like me to incorporate into the work I welcome you to share them with me.