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Von CotuBy Von Cotu
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Von CotuBy Von Cotu
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$842
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 27 2014 9:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

With your support I will be able to:

  • Create new works for my upcoming series "Pyro Chemography Revealed"...
  • ...where I will exclusively reveal the actual process of creating pyro chemographic images...
  • ... and deliver the Kickstarter rewards on time

Pyro Chemography reveals a hidden truth that surrounds us on a daily basis, exposing patterns and textures that recur in everything when observed closely. My images represent the gigantic and minuscule aspects of the Universe we live in, and I feel privileged to merely show what is already there.

The outcome of every image is largely determined by natural parameters such as temperature, chemical materials and film media used, as unexpected results challenge the wonderfully unpredictable.

Liquid Lucidity - 24" x 24"
Liquid Lucidity - 24" x 24"

What is Pyro Chemography?

After some fun initial experiments in 2002, I developed the pyro chemographic art creation process by combining the physics of painting with fire and various chemicals on photographic film and other media. The images are created without a camera and enlarged to reveal the fascinating details of organically chemical beauty.

Intelligent Design? - 12" x 12"
Intelligent Design? - 12" x 12"

Some of the results are reminiscent of the Hubble Space Telescope peering deep into our Universe.

Fire Storm - 16" x 24"
Fire Storm - 16" x 24"

Others suggest primordial life forms or microscopic details of alien worlds.

Amoeba - 20" x 20"
Amoeba - 20" x 20"

The size of the original source media ranges from standard 35mm to 4"x5" photographic film to 8"x10" electrostatic film. In some cases multiple layers of film are used to create an image. To fully appreciate the astounding details of pyro chemography, the film is scanned at very high resolution and reproduced with archival inks on museum quality paper or on c-prints.

Psychedelic Velcro - 36" x 48"
Psychedelic Velcro - 36" x 48"

Some signed and limited edition prints are being offered as rewards. Choose your limited edition prints from my website.

Tribal Dreams - 15" x 18"
Tribal Dreams - 15" x 18"

Additionally to working on my new series “Pyro Chemography Revealed”, I will also create custom works at your request. Check the rewards for more details.

Division - 24" x 24"
Division - 24" x 24"
Arrival - 18" x 18"
Arrival - 18" x 18"

I am self-taught in most of my disciplines and do not posses any art related degrees. I simply love art in its many forms and rely on my intuition and innate desire to create. Some of my works have appeared in exhibits, live performances, music videos (see below), on CD covers and in private collections. Enjoy a wide selection of pyro chemographic images on my website.

Thank you for your consideration!


Many thanks to PC Design World for a great website and assistance with the logistics and administration of this Kickstarter project.

Risks and challenges

The pyro chemographic process is not without risks and can be very dangerous. Safety glasses, proper clothing, a respirator and adequate ventilation are a must to guard against toxic chemical gases and the potentially explosive nature of the process. I have been doing this since 2002 and feel aptly prepared to continue my work and deliver the rewards on time.

!WARNING: DO NOT TRY PYRO CHEMOGRAPHY AT HOME OR ANYWHERE ELSE!

Rewards above $200 will be insured. All prints with the exception of up to 11x14 sizes will be shipped rolled in sturdy mailing tubes.

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    Exclusive high resolution desktop background/wallpaper download of pyro chemographic images painted with fire and chemicals!

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    A post card featuring an exclusive and yet to be created image from the "Pyro Chemography Revealed" series.

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    A Bluray DVD with pyro chemography, macro photography and "Pyro Chemography Revealed" images in motion. Use with or without the included original music at parties or just meditate away.

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    Limited Edition 8"x10" (up to 10"x10") c-print of your choice of images from my website or the "Pyro Chemography Revealed" series.

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    Limited Edition 16"x24" poster print of your choice of images from my website or the "Pyro Chemography Revealed" series.

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    One Limited Edition 8"x10" (up to 10"x10") archival canvas print of your choice of images from my website or the "Pyro Chemography Revealed" series.

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    FOUR Limited Edition signed/dated 8"x10" (up to 10"x10") c-prints of your choice of images from my website or the "Pyro Chemography Revealed" series.

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    Limited Edition signed/dated 16"x24" (up to 24"x24") archival canvas print of your choice of images from my website or the new "Pyro Chemography Revealed" series with certificate of authenticity.

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    Created just for you: Limited Edition signed/dated 24"x36" (up to 36"x36") archival canvas print of a new work produced by painting with fire and chemicals on film. Includes a detailed account of chemicals/materials used and certificate of authenticity.

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    Created just for you: Limited Edition signed/dated 24"x36" (up to 36"x36") archival canvas print of a new work produced by painting with fire and chemicals on film. Includes signed/dated original source film media which can never be recreated (1 of 1), a detailed account of chemicals/materials used and certificate of authenticity.

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