Hello, everybody. My name is Carolyn Raship. I’m a Brooklyn based artist and illustrator who specializes in true stories, mermaids, chorus girls, robots and an imaginary, haunted intra-war past. I work in ink and watercolor and tea wash.
Which brings me to this, my very first Kickstarter. I seek to finance the production of four prints – each one symbolizing one of the four seasons, and by seasons, I of course mean, Robot Winter, Halloween Inheritance, Summer Drowning, and Binary.
Robot Winter is set in an imaginary snow covered 18th century garden. With a fawn, butterflies, and of course, Robots.
Halloween Inheritance began with this little pencil sketch:
I wondered who these three big eyed flappers were and I decided one had inherited a haunted house full of monsters and ghosts, and in traditional movie fashion, they were required to spend the night.
In addition to the three flappers,
There is a ghost:
A mysterious death:
And other inexplicable happenings.
I draw a lot of octopuses and other cephalopods. In Summer Drowning, I would like to make it clear that the giant tentacled monster is, in fact a part of the rescue effort, NOT a part of the drowning. You can see its inky beginnings here:
My final season is the one I like to call, "Binary". I've been long fascinated with Ada Lovelace, writer and mathematician, although she referred to herself as "an Analyst (and Metaphysician)", and was one of the first visionaries who saw the path to what we now refer to as a "computer". I made this:
I'm having all four designs turned into archival, museum quality giclee prints by the fabulous Skink Ink in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My files are proofed and in their capable hands as I type. All that needs to be done is for you to order, and for me to give the all clear.
So, these, my friends, are my four seasons. I'm so thrilled to have had the opportunity to work on larger, more detailed pieces, and look very much forward to larger, even more detailed pieces in the future! I hope you enjoy looking at them and inviting them into your homes as well.
Thank you! A thousand times, thank you!
Risks and challenges
I'm basically ludicrously risk averse in terms of disappointing others. Like, I will brave anything (a really cold day, chatty neighbors, animals I'm allergic to) in order to get your art to the post office.
And my printers are quick and reliable (Skink Ink. Williamsburg. They're AMAZING.).
I'm just really super excited to share my work.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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