Making art affordable through giclée prints.
Bird on a Stick
No, not the latest in fast food, but one artist’s interpretation of the world. My Bird on a Stick series combines inspiration from birds of the Southwest, the creative grace of mother nature, and traditional Pacific Islander art. I’ve always enjoyed combining the surreal with the real in my work, and love this series because it combines these elements in unexpected ways.
More than any work I’ve done before, I’m finding that this particular body of work speaks to people. Which brings me to the inspiration for this project. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard “I love your work, I wish I could afford it!” I think how honored I am every time I hear that my work has inspired someone, that it has struck a cord of appreciation for the arts. I want to continue to foster and support their inspiration by granting their wish for affordable art.
So here is my proposal: Funding through kickstarter will allow me to purchase the materials I need to make affordable, quality giclée prints, making my artwork accessible to a broader audience. The funding will also allow for the production of even more affordable items, such as coffee mugs, greeting cards and tote bags. These are functional items that can bring joy and beauty to our daily experience, without the cost or need for wall space.
Gone are the days when only a single buyer could enjoy a work of art. Now, with your help, more people can add some art to their everyday lives.
What are giclée prints? Giclées are essentially prints from a high quality ink-jet printer. The difference is they are printed on archival, acid-free art paper with archival inks. A lithograph (the traditional way of making art prints) will begin to fade the first week. Giclées are said to be good for about 100 years.
To make a giclée, you first have to have a high resolution digital file. Basically, you take a picture of it. And you can’t do this with a point-and-shoot camera. I live in a small town and would have to ship my paintings somewhere else to get the master files made. Packaging and shipping a three or four foot painting is both expensive and risky. So, I’m looking at a camera with a 24 megapixel sensor that will allow me to make my own masters.
Your pledges will go to:• Digital Camera: allowing for high resolution digital images for the reproduction of high quality giclee prints. This cuts out the need for hiring a 3rd party to capture the images, lowering my cost of production.
• A set of studio lights: A good print requires professional lighting for a high quality product.
• Tripod: Helps keep the image sharp
• Artist materials: To create more paintings and more inspiration!
• Production costs: many businesses I’ll be hiring to reproduce my work require a minimum order to get started.
So let’s get started!
For this project, I have selected 4 paintings from the Bird on a Stick series.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
A 3x4 custom magnet with the painting Curious.Estimated delivery:
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A white coffee mug with the painting Curious.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
A set of 8 greeting cards, with two of each painting selected from the Bird on a Stick series; Curious, Who?, Coming In, and Golden.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
A custom tote bag, printed with your choice of painting from the Bird on a Stick series.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
11 backers Limited (89 left of 100)
For pledging to kickstarter, I will create a signed and numbered, Limited Edition of each of the 4 paintings shown in this series. In keeping with the spirit of maintaining affordable art, smaller, unlimited editions will be available in the future, but for kickstarter participants ONLY, I will provide this larger, Limited Edition print. You may choose one from the following for your pledge. Curious 12x15, Coming In 12x14, Golden 12x16, Who? 12x14.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
3 backers Limited (147 left of 150)
Your choice of a large, signed and numbered, Limited Edition Print. (Edition of 150). Curious 19x24, Coming In 24x28, Golden 20x26, Who? 24x28.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $800 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
For a pledge of $800 you can select an original from the four paintings in this Kickstarter series. Availability will be on a first come – first served basis. Curious 24x30 Coming In 30x36 Golden 30x40 Who? 30x36 I will post an update on this site when a painting is no longer available.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,200 or moreYou selected
Commission your own original! With this pledge, choose your favorite bird, orientation (horizontal or vertical) and receive a 30x36 custom oil painting from the artist. Please note that all items include free shipping to the Lower 48 of the United States. For other locations, shipping costs will need to be calculated and added to your pledge.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)