I am an artist and teacher on a mission to create a collection of new works through the support of an artist residency in Mexico!
Thank you for visiting this page and my project!
I draw stories! These stories are inspired by my life as an artist, NYC public school teacher and community worker. I have made art, taught or volunteered in schools, shelters, cultural institutions, universities, facilities for incarcerated teens, community centers, scenic shops and on the walls of Harlem. I am dedicated to learning and creating spaces for artistic reflection in all facets of my work and truly believe these spaces can make a difference! I am always pursuing opportunities to inform my practice (and soul) as an artist as well as ways to integrate the varying parts of my work. Thus, I compose this kickstarter proposal to ask for support in funding an amazing artist residency I have been accepted to in Mexico for three weeks this July!
The artist residency is run through Arquetopia, a nonprofit, artist-run foundation. While there, I will create a collection of drawing and paintings inspired from a story-telling project I have been collaborating on this spring with Artistic Noise, an arts and entrepreneurship program for youth involved in the juvenile justice system- and to weave my experiences in Mexico into this process. At Arequetopia, I will be immersed in experiencing the culture of Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico, taking workshops in traditional media, exchanging ideas with other artists, and applying this to the creation of my own drawings and paintings! The kickstarter money raised will go to residency fees, supplies and materials, travel expenses, and shipping costs.
In addition to the art I will produce, the wisdom and perspective gained from this residency in Mexico can only prove to be invaluable tools for my practice as a teacher. Fueling an appetite for the construction and support of creative spaces, expressions, and open, active minds, my passion compels me to learn, create, reflect, and share. Under careful deliberation, I believe artists and teachers must find mechanisms to extract the knowledge that is revealed through these undertakings and use it to nourish our work ahead! It is with this conviction that I work to fulfill my artistic goals.
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A postcard reproduction of a drawing or painting I create during the residency + a thank you note for helping to make this opportunity possible!Estimated delivery:
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A post card sized pen and ink drawing made in Mexico + a postcard + a deserved thank you note for the much appreciated support!Estimated delivery:
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An 8" x 10" watercolor I paint during the residency + a postcard + thank you note for your support and generosity!Estimated delivery:
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A set of two 8" x 10" mixed media drawings I create in Mexico + a postcard + thank you note for making this dream a reality!Estimated delivery:
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A 16 x 20" mixed media drawing made in Mexico + a set of two 8" x 10" watercolors + a postcard + a thank you note for your support and generosity!Estimated delivery:
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A personalized painting (on paper) based on a story meaningful to you. You send me the information, photos, etc. and I will make it visual! + an 8 x 10" drawing from Mexico + a postcard + an amazing and heartfelt thank you note.Estimated delivery:
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A personalized painting on wooden panel that illustrates a story important to you! You send me the story, images, etc. and I will make it visual! This will be a mixed media painting using graphite, acrylic and oil paint + an 8" x 10" drawing + postcard + a thank you note for your much appreciated support and generosity! This will be delivered in November before the holiday season!Estimated delivery:
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