Century-old stereographs are digitally collaged, making hybrid 3D scenes with stories.
The end goal is an edition of 35 sets of cards, available with vintage stereoscopes, still the best way to experience the medium today. Though these prototypes are painstakingly crafted, and have been embraced by the contemporary art world, I am committed to making the first several sets affordable by pre-selling them here, directly to you, before the work goes on to galleries at a higher price.
We've now reached the essential funding target, so you know that your pledges will count in a fully backed project! Further support will directly benefit the final production process for "The Gilded Garden" and the future of my Stereocollision work.
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This campaign’s rewards (on the right) also include pieces such as the “Warmer Waters” print, the limited “Global Curiosity” edition, and an interactive T-shirt, “Snowball Fight with a Polar Bear”!
The new series is both a lament and a comedy, a cautionary tail and a joyride on slippery history. It’s themes are mythic and controversial. If you value such an experience, please help to make this exist, in our culture and for our own amusement.
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The greatest challenge and thrill of publishing Stereocollision projects has to do with mimicking the look, feel, and methods of international companies of the late 19th Century, which had factories to produce stereocards. While computers help with much of it, the mechanical and hands-on process of manufacturing at quantity still plays an important role. Although I've taken the project through the creative process of research, image making, writing, design, letterpress, and die-cutting, there is much to be done. Each card set takes at about 5 hours of skilled labor to soften the edges (left from die-cutting) and carefully mount the photos on the cards. After that they are pressed overnight before going into the hand-stamped and signed box.
With so much time spent in the 3D digital space of my computer, I love stepping into the hands-on process, but I can't do all 420 individual cards myself, so I'll be hiring assistants. After over a year of production, two major exhibitions, and several thousand dollars out of pocket, The Gilded Garden edition is 90% complete, but I need your help to deliver the final product.
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