A 4-week residency program at the Vermont Studio Center where I will create a large installation using wall drawing and sculpture.
This November I will participate in a 4-week residency program at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. It is my first residency and will be an exciting time for me to focus on my studio practice away from city life.
My goal is to use the time to explore new ideas and to create a new drawing installation. My research will focus on French and American art from the 1700s to the late 1800s, specifically the Louis XV period and Rococo. My main project during this residency will be a large-scale installation inspired by painter-designed rooms like the Peacock Room by Whistler and the Fragonard Room at the Frick. I plan to transform the walls of my studio into a similar salon-style interior, named the Eagle Room. Through trompe l'oeil wall drawing made of loose graphite powder and pencil I will flesh out the space of the imagined interior, adding 3-dimensional decorative objects and architectural moldings.
In order to help fund the project, I have already reduced the cost of the residency by 1/3 through a work exchange program with the Vermont Studio Center. The money I raise on Kickstarter will go towards the remaining residency fees, travel expenses, shipping costs, documentation and materials. Any extra money I raise will go towards living expenses and supplies.
I've put together a variety fun incentives for backers:
- personally designed art sticker featuring a flying eagle icon
- a hand-made, limited edition zine with drawings, writings and photos of my time in Johnson, VT. Guaranteed to rock your socks
- a screen-printed canvas tote with the super hot flying eagle icon.
- 3" x 5" work on paper made during the residency
- 8" x 10" work on paper made during the residency
- paintings fresh from my studio
- special mention on my blog artsfarts.org for all backers
- weekly updates on my experience with photos, studio shots, video and...
- my never-ending love and devotion
I will mail all rewards no later than December 13th, just in time for the holidays!
Thanks for all your support.
After the project has reached its goal, I will reach out to all the backers to get their mailing/contact info.
I am in the process of designing those pieces and will post updates to the site within the week.
The room was original designed to show off the China collection of the art collector Fredrick R Leyland. During its design, James Whistler was asked to touch up the paint to better match the walls to one of his paintings that was hanging in the room. Leyland came back to find his room altered and an epic battle ensued. Here's a great explanation of the Peacock Room's sordid history : http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/peacock/default.htm
pledged of $2,700 goal
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Sep 21, 2011 - Oct 19, 2011 (28 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Eagle Power: A 3" flying eagle sticker to put on your Trapper Keeper. Cah-caw! Additionally, each backer will get a special mention on my blog artsfarts.org unless you request to remain anonymous. I will mail all rewards no later than December 13th, just in time for the holidays.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10 or more
A handmade, B&W zine of my drawings, photographs and writings during my residency at Vermont Studio Center, a 3" eagle sticker and a thank you on artsfarts.org. Caw caw caw!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $25 or more
I love Americana: A screen-printed eagle tote bag, a copy of my hot new zine, a 3" eagle sticker and a special mention on my blog. Get your Americana on!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
Fresh off the griddle: A 3" x 5" drawing made in Vermont, a zine, you guessed it, an eagle sticker. Eagles are so hot right now. And a big thank you on a cool SF-based art blog.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $100 or more
Super size me: An 8" x 10" drawing made in Vermont, a hand-made zine AND one of those eagle stickers that everyone's talking about. Oh and a special mention on my blog.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $250 or more
Metallic Silver : A small painting or sculpture of your choice - anything in the 11" x 14" range, a limited edition zine, an eagle sticker and a hearty thank you on artsfarts.org.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $500 or more
Metallic Gold : This generous contribution gives you a choice of any medium-sized painting from my studio - anything in 24" x 18" range, a hot little zine and an eagle sticker. As with all the rewards, you will get a special mention on my blog, but this time I will use an emoticon : DEstimated delivery: Dec 2011