Join in the creative journey of an aspiring disabled artist. A series of 50 original paintings celebrating the Blessed Sacrament.
Hi! Thanks for checking out my Kickstarter project. With your help I would love to make my tribute to the Blessed Sacrament a reality!
I plan to paint and exhibit 50 acrylic paintings celebrating the Sacrament of Communion otherwise known as the Blessed Sacrament.
This Kickstarter project is the next step in my growth as an artist. It will allow me to create a themed series of paintings. This will give me a body of work that is both focused and marketable.
Inspiration: The Blessed Sacrament
This project is in honor of the Blessed Sacrament Church congregation in Ottawa and my Mom’s care and faith.
In 2009, my Mom was on the verge of breakdown. She was the full time caregiver of a complex care disabled adult. Me. I have Muscular Dystrophy and use a ventilator to assist my breathing. For 10 years, Mom took care of me 100+ hours a week. A congregation from a church called Blessed Sacrament responded to our crisis. With their support, I moved to a group home to live on my own. It was a huge turning point in our lives.
As a disabled person, I am very grateful for the power faith has in motivating people to care for one another, especially the less privileged. Many of the most courageous and giving initiatives in history have occurred because of deep faith. The Blessed Sacrament is one such ritual that reminds us to be conscious and giving.
The act of Communion is so simple yet beautiful. I am always touched when I receive the Blessed Sacrament. It is a moment where I reaffirm my commitment to being a loving person. I want the paintings to be a humble reminder in people's homes of the beauty and importance of Communion.
The Kickstarter campaign will help shape Bucko's Blessed Sacrament Series. Based on the pledges, I will know how many paintings to create and what size they will be. The series can also grow past 50 paintings if the goal is surpassed!
Once the Kickstarter campaign has come to a successful close, I will begin work on the series. Materials will be bought; paint, canvases, frames, etc. Stencils will be professionally made. An assistant will be hired. My studio space will be outfitted with lighting and camera equipment in order to document the process.
The process of creating 50 paintings will give me a chance to hone my painting skills, especially in colour theory and working with stencils. Every painting will be unique, however I may end up sticking to a few colour palettes that work best. It will be a creative journey which you will be able to witness through project updates!
- Materials: Paint / Canvas / Frames
- Stencils professionally made
- Hire an Assistant
- Documentation: Camera & Camcorder / Lighting Equipment
You are an integral part of making Bucko's Blessed Sacrament Series successful.
Your pledge makes it a reality and affects the size of the paintings made. This series is dedicated to all Christians, starting at a grass roots level with my Church congregation and expanding to the World.
Please share it with your family and friends. My dream is that the series is an example of your passion for Communion. As a testament to Christian faith, let's make this as big and vibrant as we can!
Your support will allow me to pursue my artistic dreams to the fullest and will be a stepping stone to one day move to New York to make art full time! Your support will also allow me to inspire others to look beyond any perceived limitations.
It's going to be lots of fun making the paintings. I would love to hear about your connection to the Blessed Sacrament. I am looking forward to interacting with you when creating a custom painting and meeting you at the exhibition.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
seconds to go
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Blessed Sacrament Painting Greeting Cards (2) - Kickstarter Limited Edition
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
Blessed Sacrament Painting Greeting Cards (2) - Signed by Bucko - Also includes a 1 in 10 chance to win a 5” x 5” Blessed Sacrament painting
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
Original Blessed Sacrament painting (in black float frame) - 5" x 5"
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
Original Blessed Sacrament painting (in black float frame) - 8" x 10"
Pledge $150 or moreYou selected
Original Blessed Sacrament painting (in black float frame) - 10" x 10"
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Original Blessed Sacrament painting (in black or gold float frame) – Custom painting up to 10” x 10” in size. Visit Bucko during painting session either in person or via web camera (Skype, etc).
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)
Original Blessed Sacrament painting (in black or gold float frame) – Custom painting up to 20” x 20” in size. Visit Bucko during painting session either in person or via web camera (Skype, etc).
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
Receive my heartfelt appreciation, plus the previous rewards, and the knowledge that you are a champion of the arts!
- (62 days)