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Based on commercial photography, this book will be 40 pages and oversize (10 x13") in an edition of at least 300 copies. Read more

New York, NY Art Books
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This project was successfully funded on July 7, 2012.

Based on commercial photography, this book will be 40 pages and oversize (10 x13") in an edition of at least 300 copies.

New York, NY Art Books
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This Kickstarter campaign is functioning as a pre-sale book order. The proceeds will go towards covering the costs of producing my artist book, STILL LIFE.

In my work I have taken a lot of inspiration from the tradition of still life painting.  Many of these paintings used pointed symbols, or vanitas such as candles, glasses, flowers and timepieces among other things to consider the transient nature of life and describe the private and social lives of people of that time. 
I’ve been locating symbols like these in present-day advertisements and using them as source material for paintings and works that are directly on magazine pages, exploring the philosophical origins of still life artwork that still resonate in our consumer culture.  By isolating and transforming the images, the remnants of the ads also reflect issues of status, class, celebration and escape, perhaps not so different from some of these works that were made as long as five hundred years ago.

The book will be made up of a selection of these altered magazine pages.  Soon after I started this body of work I began to consider turning it into a book and realized that this incarnation would be a perfect direction for the project to take.  The book format lends itself to the anticipation of narrative, however these pages will work with a more fragmented narrative giving the pages alternative meaning and new ways to be read.

It's really important to me that the people who are making this project happen be able to at least get the finished product (the book!).  With this in mind I am discounting the retail price of the book for this pre-sale fundraiser.

SOME LAYOUTS:

MY BUDGET OF $6,000:

  • $3,900  -  Production of the book - 300 copies. 40 pages, oversize (10"x13"), offset printing, perfect bound, paperback cover with double gate-fold
  • $1,200  -  Costs for editing, layout design and print proofs, registering ISBN#
  • $900  -  Production of rewards and shipping of rewards and books

All funds exceeding my goal will go towards producing a larger edition of 500.

REWARDS:

All pledges of $5 or more will receive a special "Thank You" Postcard

*All print editions will be available exclusively through this fundraiser campaign.

*Editions will be assigned in the order that pledges are made (numbering from 1 up)

*Please Note: I will be filling orders for editions before the book is printed and shipping them by August.

$65 or more: Get a signed copy of the book + your choice of one of these 8 1/2 x11" inkjet prints (signed, each in edition of 100)

Peonies(1), 8 1/2 x11", 2012
Peonies(1), 8 1/2 x11", 2012
Peonies(2), 8 1/2 x11", 2012
Peonies(2), 8 1/2 x11", 2012
Untitled (Clock Hands), 8 1/2 x11", 2012
Untitled (Clock Hands), 8 1/2 x11", 2012

$100 or more: Get a signed copy of the book + this 10x13" inkjet print (signed, limited edition of 50)

Untitled (Teacup),10x13", 2012
Untitled (Teacup),10x13", 2012

$200 or more:  Get a signed copy of the book + this 10x13" inkjet print (signed, limited edition of 25)

Untitled (Crystal), 10x13", 2012
Untitled (Crystal), 10x13", 2012

$600 or more:  Get a signed copy of the book + this portfolio of THREE 10x13" inkjet prints (signed, limited edition of 5)

Untitled (Apple), 10x13", 2012
Untitled (Apple), 10x13", 2012
Untitled (Ice), 10x13", 2012
Untitled (Ice), 10x13", 2012
Untitled (Bracelets), 10x13", 2012
Untitled (Bracelets), 10x13", 2012

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    My sincere thanks! Everything helps and you are helping to make this project happen. Thank you!

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    3 backers

    A surprise personalized "Thank You" postcard of work from the project, mailed to you.

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    55 backers

    Get a "Thank You" postcard and a signed copy of the book.
    It will be delivered to you as soon as it's printed and before it's in bookshops.

    *the book should go to print in August*

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    14 backers Limited (86 left of 100)

    Get a "Thank You" postcard, a signed copy of the book AND an 8 1/2 x 11" inkjet print of Peonies (1), 2012 (signed, limited edition of 100).
    Please see further down the page to view the image.

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    1 backer Limited (99 left of 100)

    Get a "Thank You" postcard, a signed copy of the book AND an 8 1/2 x 11" inkjet print of Peonies (2), 2012 (signed, limited edition of 100).
    Please see further down the page to view the image.

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    6 backers Limited (94 left of 100)

    Get a "Thank You" postcard, a signed copy of the book AND an 8 1/2 x 11" inkjet print of Untitled (Clock Hands), 2012 (signed, limited edition of 100).
    Please see further down the page to view the image.

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    16 backers Limited (34 left of 50)

    Get the postcard, a signed copy of the book + a signed, limited edition 10 x 13" inkjet print of Untitled (Teacup), 2012. Edition of 50.
    Please see further down the page to view the image.

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    4 backers Limited (21 left of 25)

    Get the postcard, a signed copy of the book + a signed limited edition 10 x 13" inkjet print of Untitled (Crystal), 2012. Edition of 25.
    Please see further down the page to view the image.

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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    Get the postcard, a signed copy of the book + a portfolio of THREE signed, limited edition 10 x 13" inkjet prints (limited edition of 5, 2012)
    Please see further down the page to view the images.

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Funding period

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