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A conceptual artist's book of blunt prayers to Whatever Works. This campaign is how it gets printed and how you can get one.

I'm a conceptual artist and I've made an art project that's both a book and a philosophical experiment.  It's a book of prayers to nothing-in-particular that is sometimes funny, sometimes a little rude, and comes from real, present day situations you may be familiar with yourself.

If you and those you share this campaign with support this project, this book will be printed. That's the idea! If this campaign is successful, it will bring this book into physical form and into your hands. All copies from this printing will be signed and labeled as first edition (possibly the only edition)!! So it's a special, potentially one time opportunity to be a part of.  

I had no plan to make this book.  But here it is.  Please help me turn it into a stunning physical object beaming at you from a flat surface nearby. If you know someone who's been through big changes, the flayed alive kind or sudden windfall kind, or who would enjoy seeing a prayer with a swear in it to a picture of nothing-in-particular, get them a copy too. 

Note! If you would like to give these for the 2012 holidays, I will supply sweet little placeholder card as a stand-in so your recipient is informed and satisfied until March when the book arrives. More on that process  below. 

The video shows a number of the pages and gives a sense of the project.  As I developed this project, I thought about William Blake's illustrated books, and Edward Tufte's (Information Designer) notes on Leonardo DaVinci's use of actual pictures right in his text.  These are some of my inspirations.  I will share more about the process, related projects, and campaign progress as we go here. 

 You only have til November 26th midnight to get your copy - Be an early bird (see the rewards)- a smart one - and save your money! Get two books so you won't miss your chance - there is no other time and place to get the first edition - and who knows if there will be a second edition?

My work tends to be rife with this idea of the placeholder: an object or a symbol standing in for something that's intangible or hard to explain or see.  I draw to describe perspective and space, and I develop interdisciplinary projects that tend to make the fleeting and overlooked visible, in clumsy materials like wood, foam and plastic.

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The challenge will be working with the printing company and keeping courage up through the whole kickstarter process - I wish I was a whole team! but it's just me. I have plenty of print experience and a typo-free proof all set up, so that bode's well. I'm still working on the cover design. Another challenge will be to honor the commitment I've made to all of you my backers, to create and send materials as soon as I can, but I tend to do well with a deadline.

For those of you would like to give copies as holiday gifts I will send you a carefully designed 'placeholder' card/certificate that explains your gift, and informs the recipient of when their book will arrive, with a link to the project so they can enjoy being a part of it. Everyone who backs will receive their signed first edition books next March, hot off the press. These arrangements are made once the project closes and buyers are revealed to me to make these in early December - I'll keep you posted!

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    The Added Surprise: A signed first edition print of the book plus another conceptual art project by Artist Hannah Burr (the author) to delight and surprise you. Includes shipping.

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    The Plus One: Two signed first edition prints of the book plus another conceptual art project by Artist Hannah Burr to delight and surprise you. Includes shipping.

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    The Fantastic: Two signed first edition prints of the book plus another conceptual art project by Artist Hannah Burr plus a custom bookmark that thanks for being so fantastic made for you by the artist.

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    The Perfect Symmetry: Four beautiful signed first edition prints of the book plus another conceptual art project by Artist Hannah Burr plus a custom, handmade bookmark by Hannah that thanks you for being so generous -and symmetrical- in your support.

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    The Alive: Two signed first edition prints of the book plus another conceptual art project by Artist Hannah Burr plus a custom, handmade bookmark by Hannah that thanks for being so fantastic made for you by the artist. AND an original, one of a kind, 4 x 6" drawing of the artist's with a personal handwritten personalized note from Hannah to you, on the back. The drawing is from the same time period as the images in the book.

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    The Believer: Two signed first edition prints of the book plus another conceptual art project by Artist Hannah Burr plus a custom bookmark that thanks for being so fantastic made for you by the artist. AND an original, one of a kind, 10 x 12" drawing of the artist's with a personal handwritten personalized note from Hannah to you, on the back. The drawing is from the same time period as the images in the book.

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