In February I will be heading to the high desert to undertake an intensive artist residency within Joshua Tree National Park.
I was recently awarded an Artist in Residence at Joshua Tree National Park for Feb- March 2012. This is spring in the high desert and a remarkable time of the year when flowers erupt in concert and desert comes back to life. I will be spending my time working on photography-based projects ranging from the invasive species that threaten this unique environment, the remnants of mining and homesteading traditions from the turn of the century, and the eclectic enclaves of people that reside on the borderlands of this park. Much of my photography documents and challenges our attitudes and interactions with the natural world and my work at Joshua Tree will do the same. Please view some of my past projects at www.danielkukla.com
Following my residency, I will donate prints from my project to the Joshua Tree National Park Archives and Riverside Art Museum with the intent to host an exhibition of my work later in the year. Additionally, I have plans to travel this exhibition to NYC and elsewhere.
I'm creating a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the cost of the transportation out to California, within the park and materials (plane, car rental, gas, film, developing, prints). Your contribution will allow me to fully realize this residency and develop my projects. Furthermore you will be contributing to a lasting visual record of this unique place, as The National Parks are an important national achievement that allow people from all backgrounds and social classes to interact with the greatest collection of natural places in the county.
Unfortunately I cant frame the works, but I will advise on the best method and point you towards some affordable framing solutions.
Yes, I will offer a range of prints for you to choose from.
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Receive an original polaroid that Ive taken at Joshua Tree with a project update, an interesting fact about the environment or experienceEstimated delivery:
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Receive a 12x12 image from my time at Joshua Tree and a letter about an experience in the park or an interesting historic fact.Estimated delivery:
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Receive a diptych of two 12x12 images from my time at Joshua Tree and a letter about an experience in the park or an interesting historic fact.Estimated delivery:
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Receive a 20x30 editioned print from my final project at my time at Joshua Tree and a letter about my residency and how the time allowed me to produce this body of work.Estimated delivery:
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