My project is to complete my first series of sculptures and display the last of the pieces in three exciting upcoming gallery exhibits which will take place in New York City and Los Angeles. I have been working on this series for almost four years using animal skulls, clay and mixed media to create fine works of art and I feel the time is right to use these exhibits to finalize a series. Extensive amounts of time, money and dedication have been personally invested so far and now I am definitely eager to bring this one home and move on to new levels of creativity. I am here on Kickstarter to raise funds to cover some of the costs involved in this project.
I’ve been creating art since early childhood and have become seriously focused on it over the past few years. Although I work in a variety of mediums, my sculpture work has definitely taken the main stage. Recently, I was accepted to show at Paul Booth’s famous Last Rites Gallery in New York City; I will have a solo exhibit there this coming December, and I was included in a group show held there last March. I could never have dreamed of such opportunities three and a half years ago when I was finally escaping from a long-time struggle with alcoholism. Things had become so dark that I no longer cared if I lived or died — but the universe had other plans for me.
When I found myself sober, I realized the therapeutic, healing power of art, and was soon just as addicted to being creative as I had been to drinking. To put the icing on the cake, I learned that I was going to be a father — the ultimate motivation to bettering myself and pursuing my art. I feel blessed.
It’s not easy for me to ask for help, but I am excited by this opportunity to join forces, and let the love flow in. It’s equally exciting to offer various forms of my artwork in return for your pledge. I’m tremendously grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. I will continue to create, regardless of the daily grind and the financial challenges — but I feel this is a perfect time and opportunity to take this leap of faith, and go for it.
USAGE OF FUNDS:
Here's a breakdown of how the money raised on Kickstarter will be used to fulfill my project:
$1550 — Sculpture Materials
$2100 — Material & Building Costs for Crates & Shipping
$900 — Travel Expenses to Opening Receptions
$2200 — Cost of Rewards & Kickstarter Commission
$6750 — TOTAL
Unisex t-shirts in "Sand" & "Light Heather" // XS S M L XL 2XL
(Shirt size, color & shipping address will be requested upon successful completion Kickstarter campaign)
Giclée prints of the following 3 original paintings by Chris Haas are available in two sizes: medium and large. Choose your reward carefully— Medium: 8"x10"; Large: 12"x16". Larger views of the paintings can be seen on: http://www.haastyleart.com/paintings.html
Unless otherwise noted, they are printed on high-quality watercolor paper using archival inks. They will be mailed in a cardboard tube to an address of your choice.
"Love Ain't So Bad" is available as a 4"x6" postcard print in quantities of 1, 5, and 10.
(Print choice and shipping address will be requested upon successful completion of the Kickstarter campaign.)
All sculpture rewards include a limited edition Haastyle Art t-shirt, a personal thank-you handwritten on a 4x6 postcard, your name listed on the Supporter's page on Haastyleart.com and my facebook page, and shipping within the U.S. (contact us if you would like the sculpture shipped outside the U.S.).
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