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Creating a new body of work en route to an artist residency at La Porte Peinte, in France this summer.
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Lately I have been thinking about what it means to really be familiar with something, someone or some place. I have grown up hearing stories {great stories} and learning about specific places through the memories and impressions of others. This has proved helpful, but I want more. I want the opportunity to respond to these places that I have been introduced to {via stories and photos} in order to capture a fresh and personal response...in real-life.

I am interested in physically exploring these familiar locations with the intent of {re}thinking, {re}examining, and {re}personalizing iconic places familiar to us all. As an artist, I "unpack" ideas visually and am excited to create a new body of work {drawings, paintings and small sculptures} focusing around the idea of becoming truly familiar with something, some one or some place. 

En route to an artist residency in France, I hope to visit and generate work {drawings, paintings + sculptures} inspired by the following locations: Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris.  

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To learn more about my work + artistic process, please explore my website: valeriepowell.com

Risks and challenges

1. Actually getting there {!!!} The locations I hope to visit require planning under a tight time constraint as well as a tight budget. I am prepared to be super-productive and thrifty in order to meet my goal.
2. Time {!!!} It will take time to actually make the art work en route and fulfill the rewards. All work not completed en route to the artist residency in France can be accomplished at the residency, which will provide time + space to make this new work.
3. Shipping out your rewards {!!!} Upon returning home to Texas in early July, it is important to me to send your rewards as soon as possible. Since the work will be completed in Europe, my focus upon returning home, will be to ship the work to all of my fabulous supporters ASAP.

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    Two mini-sculpture magnets made from hand painted shrinkable plastic AND one 4" x 6" original drawing on paper.

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    Two mini-sculpture magnets made from hand painted shrinkable plastic AND one 8" x 10" original painting on shrinkable plastic (with instructions on how to shrink in the oven) what a deal!!!

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    One 8" x 10" original painting on shrinkable plastic (with instructions on how to shrink in the oven) AND a super fun, original {re} visit t-shirt.

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    One 8" x 10" original painting on shrinkable plastic (with instructions on how to shrink in the oven) AND a super fun, original {re} visit t-shirt AND a hand signed book of 25 new drawings just for you!

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    One 8" x 10" original painting on shrinkable plastic (with instructions on how to shrink in the oven) AND a hand signed book of 25 original drawings AND crazy cool t-shirt featuring an original drawing from the project AND a behind the scenes DVD featuring
    me (!!!) making the work along the way!

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    ALL of the above PLUS a handmade pop-up book (!!!) AND a framed "chose your own adventure" drawing (you choose the theme, location, color & subject) for me to create!

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    ALL of the above PLUS personal correspondence (letters, drawings and surprises) from each stop along the journey from me (!!!)

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