Houses hold our stories, our love, our darker moments, they retain traits that reflect who we are, through this every house has an essence of its own. I am hoping to generate funds to complete 100+ original paintings culminating with an online art show. Each piece in the project will be an original painting of a house personified on a news-papered plaster square measuring approximately 2.5" x 2.5".
About me, the Artist: My name is Essie Roberts aka Esther Bobs, I am an Artist from Whitefish Montana. I have been painting and creating for 20 years. I have participated in numerous group art openings, gallery walks and solo shows.
My work is Unique: Over the years I have worked with a variety of mediums and explored a variety of techniques and topics. Through this process I have created my own unique work surface comprised of newspapered plaster. I like it because it is sculptural, textural, inspirational and makes use of recycled materials.
My work is Small: For many years I was attracted to large scale pieces... however due to lack of space I found myself working smaller and smaller. I find that just as much can be said in a smaller piece of art and that these pieces provide an intimate visual experience that is lost with trophy fireplace art.
Why houses: One of my favorite subjects is the house. Houses hold our stories; they experience our mundane actions and intimate moments. Overtime they acquire a character of their own. By focusing my artwork on the simplified house form I can expose a complexity of unique emotions, stories and feelings. I also like how houses exist in the space between us and the land. In my paintings, the house is the focal point in a much deeper psychological landscape.
Virtual Art Opening: Upon completion of this project, all backed paintings will be photographed and uploaded for an online art show. Visitors will be able to see all the paintings in one place.
Art Loving Backers: All paintings from this project will be one of a kind originals. They will be shipped ready to hang with painted sides. At the completion of the funding campaign, I will be sending out a survey to get a little more information for creating your reward.
$25 Pledge: You will receive one original painting randomly selected by me. Surprises are always fun!
$85 Pledge: You will receive a set of four paintings that will be connected in color, style or theme of your choosing.
$185 Pledge: You will receive nine original paintings that can be hung as a set or customize each one to be given as gifts.
$2000 Pledge: 100 Original Paintings tailored to your preferences. Great for galleries, restaurants or other businesses that have a wall to fill.
Examples of previously painted houses:
Artist Statement: My choices in scale and material free the art to be truthful. My art is not intended to be pretentious, invincible or burdensome. It should not inflict guilt or be judged for anything other than what it is. It can speak to you one day and then not again for a year. It can hide in a closet or sit quietly on a shelf. You may look upon it for inspiration or have it be an aesthetic place holder. It can go on an adventure or be pawned off like an unwanted knick knack. It may die a tragic death or slip away silently. It is what it is and so are you.
Risks and challenges
Due to the fact that every aspect of this project will be completed by hand by me, a significantly over-funded project may require me to push back some of the delivery times. If more time is required to complete some of the rewards I will openly communicate this with backers.
However, the fact that this Kickstarter is comprised of many small pieces I will be able to work with backers who need their awards prior to the completion of the entire project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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