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Landscape print sale to fund a residency in Ireland!
Landscape print sale to fund a residency in Ireland!
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Purchase a limited edition, fine art, photographic print from the Icelandic landscape project “Vertigo,” and help fund Alexandra’s residency this spring at the Cill Rialaig Retreat in County Kerry, Ireland (project by Alexandra Huddleston / Blind Cat Valentine LLC).

Greetings!

For only these 30 days, I’m offering a sale of prints from my most recent photographic project “Vertigo.” I’ve selected ten of the best photographs from the project, and only ten copies of each of these photographs will be part of this sale. You can see the photographs as you scroll down through this page.

How the Funds Raised Will be Used:

I am launching this crowd-funding campaign in order to raise money to fund my upcoming residency at the Cill Rialaig Retreat in County Kerry, Ireland. Cill Rialaig is a restored village of stone cottages, located on Ireland’s Atlantic coast. I went through a competitive application process to secure the month-long residency, which offers a free studio-cottage for a month, complete with a peat burning stove! However, I will have to cover my own airfare and living expenses, and hence I decided to raise the money through this campaign. I’ve set my funding goal low because anything I raise here will be helpful, although I expect my airfare alone will cost over $1000.

Learn more about Cill Rialaig: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/cill-rialaig-an-artists-retreat-where-the-work-advances-1.2440766

Title: Perceptual Ambiguity May Occur
Title: Perceptual Ambiguity May Occur

 About My Recent Landscape Photography:

"Nature must not win the game, but she cannot lose." - C. G. Jung

In our era of intense human impact on the planet—now popularly called the Anthropocene—I believe that one of the most important roles of the artist is to re-examine our environment by re-working the themes and aesthetics of landscape art. During the Irish residency, I will continue my exploration of landscape photography, which I began in Iceland with the project “Vertigo.” My landscape work uses photography to uncover the psychological meanings that lie within the land, to look at how need and desire, faith and superstition, prejudice and community have left their mark on the earth.

Alexandra Huddleston’s portfolio website: http://www.alexandrahuddleston.com

More About the Project “Vertigo”:

Iceland’s mercurial geography inspired this series of twenty-four photographs about a landscape that is constantly shifting (10 of these photographs are on sale through this crowd-funding campaign). On my first trip to Iceland in 2013, I came to understand the profound instability of our earth. On this island in the North Atlantic, in minutes a mountain can disappear or a valley can become a river of lava. The rapid flux in the weather, the midnight sun and the polar night, all provoke a feeling of disorientation. The marks of human habitation are pervasive and at the same time little more than a mirage, on the verge of disappearing. From small changes in light, weather, and season to enormous tectonic cataclysm, past and future upheaval waits within the stability and stillness of each photograph.

You can see all 24 photographs in the series on my website: http://www.alexandrahuddleston.com/vertigo/

Title: A Void May Contain
Title: A Void May Contain

 How Do I Know That the Photograph I Buy Will be a Beautiful Work of Art?

Limited edition photographic prints from my past projects have been acquired by eminent institutions, including the British Library, the US Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian Institution).

Just like the photographic prints acquired by these institutions, each print for sale will be printed by me on 100% cotton rag, archival paper using archival inks. I always carefully examine each print to ensure that there are no flaws in the paper or the printing before I sign the back and personally pack each artwork for shipping.

I am a professional artist with over ten years of experience as a photographer, printer, and bookmaker. I have taught photography at the college level, and I have designed, financed, and published my own photo books. I earned an MS in journalism from Columbia University, worked as a photography editor in New York City, and shot my first long-term project in Timbuktu, Mali, financed by a Fulbright Grant. Last year, work from “Vertigo” was a finalist during the 2016 Critical Mass photography competition.

You can learn more about my work and past accomplishments on my website.

Online cv: http://www.alexandrahuddleston.com/about/

Online press page: http://www.alexandrahuddleston.com/press/

Publishing website: http://www.kyoudaipress.com/bookstore/

Title: Waning of the Midnight Sun
Title: Waning of the Midnight Sun

 More Details About the Work For Sale:

Title : The title of each work is printed one inch below the photograph

Artist : Alexandra Huddleston

Signed : Yes, the edition number, title, and artist’s signature are all handwritten by Alexandra on the back of each print.

Edition size : Each photograph is part of an edition of 20

Image Size : Between 8.5 in by 6.8 in and 10.5 in by 8.4 in (between 21.5 cm by 17 cm and 26.5cm by 21 cm).

Paper Size : 16 in by 13 in (40.5 cm by 33 cm)

Medium : digital photography, archival ink-jet print

Paper : Epson Hot Press Bright Matte 330 gsm paper

Inks : Epson, fine art, archival inks

Printed by : Alexandra Huddleston

Price : Special sale price of $110 (includes shipping anywhere in the world)

If you purchase a print, your credit card will be charged at the end of this campaign. The charge may appear by Blind Cat Valentine LLC, which is the name of my (Alexandra Huddleston’s) business.

Title: Towards a Descent
Title: Towards a Descent

 Other:

Please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions that I haven’t answered here.

blindcatvalentine {at} gmail.com

Also, if you are interested in keeping up to date on my work, I send out a newsletter once or twice a year. You can sign-up for the newsletter on my website.

Newsletter Sign-up: http://www.alexandrahuddleston.com/contact/

Title: A Chance of Showers
Title: A Chance of Showers

 

Title: Sometimes the Path is Clearly Marked
Title: Sometimes the Path is Clearly Marked

 

Title: Before and After the Wind
Title: Before and After the Wind

 

Title: Long After the Cataclysm
Title: Long After the Cataclysm

 

Title: Sometimes the Earth Moves Like Water
Title: Sometimes the Earth Moves Like Water

 

Title: A Compression of Space and Time
Title: A Compression of Space and Time

 

Risks and challenges

I have already perfected the printing of each of the ten photographs offered, and I have made a set of final, artist’s proofs using the same paper and printer that I will use to make the prints sold through this campaign. So, I already know that the work offered looks really great!

The main risk is the always-present possibility of mechanical breakdown. If my computer or my printer starts having technical difficulties, the printing and shipping of the work could be delayed by a few weeks to a month, depending on the seriousness of the problem.

However, my equipment is currently in good working condition, so I’m crossing my fingers that it will stay in order!

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    Perceptual Ambiguity May Occur

    One limited edition, fine art, photographic print of "Perceptual Ambiguity May Occur"; 10in by 8in (image size), 16in by 13in (paper size); Photographs of all the prints being offered can be viewed in the text column to the left.

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    Sometimes the Earth Moves Like Water

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