Standing on a bridge late at night, to home on a computer, to framed artwork in the most passionate sports city in the nation.
To a visitor or sightseer, what represents the city of Philadelphia? Probably cheesesteaks or the liberty bell. To someone who has lived here for all of their life, what represents Philly? Eagles.Phillies.Flyers.Sixers...and then probably cheesesteaks. There is no other city in the nation as die hard and passionate about their sports teams and their city. Here's the reason. Philadelphia is not a transient city, people who live here, grew up here, and they grew up here because their parents did as well. This is not LA or NYC where people come and go everyday, this is Philadelphia. You live here. The connection with the city is like no other, and in turn pride and passion follows.
Naturally this passion and city pride is translated to competitive sports. These are the fans that praise hardworking athletes and boo ones that party all the time. Talk to a Philadelphian about any team, and you will have the most in depth conversation that you have ever had about sports, because you will be talking to someone who knows their team. Who lives for their team. This is someone who would die to see their team win a championship, and will erupt in tears when it happens in their lifetime (I witnessed this in 2008). That is what represents the city Philadelphia.
I stood on the South St. bridge one night with my camera and peered across the Schuylkill river to see the gorgeous Philadelphia skyline. That night, I took multiple images of the skyline and stitched them together on my computer. With some tinkering on my computer, I developed digital art that I feel represents Philadelphians. The skyline to represent the city itself and the team's colors to represent the passion of those who live here.
My goal is to bring my artwork to Philadelphians, but bring it to them in a medium that is a completed work. I forsee myself sitting at the Piazza (place to sell art) on Sunday's with my framed artwork for all to see, and hopefully make a few purchases. I am asking for a kickstart in order to frame a few of my renditions of the skyline, in order to sell my work. As you may notice, my prints that I offer are in odd sizes, which requires custom framing, and this in turn adds expenses that I do not have without your help and pledges.
Your pledges will be utilized to print and frame my art at local shops in the city of Philadelphia and my goal is to have 5 framed and matted pieces for display. I will not be using online distributors, although they may be slightly cheaper. I feel that this is an important facet of the process of local art and wouldn't do it any other way. Your pledges will help support the passion of a local artist and the city itself. Thank you very much for your support in this process.
Note: image quality has been decreased for online uploads and your prints will come from images of higher quality and resolution
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 6, 2012.
May 7, 2012 - Jun 6, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A written thank you note for your support.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A 4x6 postcard of the Philadelphia skyline, in the sports team colors of your choice (otherwise random colors). I will sign and date the reverse of the postcard, and write a personal thank you note.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Signed and dated 14inx3.5in print (includes 0.5in white border). Print will be printed professionally in a local print shop on high quality photo paper. Printed in the sports team colors of your choice (otherwise random choice).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Signed and dated 27.5 in x7.5in print (includes 0.5 in white border). Print will be printed professionally in a local print shop on high quality photo paper. Printed in the sports team colors of your choice (otherwise random choice).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Signed and dated 27.5 in x7.5in print (includes 0.5in white border). Professionally framed and matted in a local framing shop. Print will be printed professionally in a local print shop on high quality photo paper. Printed in the sports team colors of your choice (otherwise random choice).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012