TO BATTLE, TO BED.
July 6th @ Arch Enemy Arts 109 Arch St, Philadelphia,PA
About a month ago I had a dream come true. I was asked to prepare my first solo show for a beautiful new gallery in Philadelphia. www.facebook.com/ArchEnemyArts
For this show I'm creating roughly 15 new paintings. The subject matter runs the gamut of many things, it deals with love, fantasy, loss of innocence, and the mysteries of existence. I want the show to display a sort of merger between our collective dream-consciousnesses and private memories. I am pouring my heart and soul into these pieces and can say that it is without a doubt my best (as well as largest) work to date. The show is going to be great, it just needs one or two more things....
This is the reason I need your help... I want to add a large installation piece to truly bring the show to life. If you don't know what installation art is... see : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Installation_art . I don't want to describe my specific idea to you because it will surely change over the process of installation and most of all I dont want to ruin the "wow" factor for those who attend. I of course will fully document the show and post pictures and videos once it is completed. Lets just say it will involve me buying a bunch of stuff to make some different stuff which will make you feel stuff when you look at it..and stuff... and possibly hiring some folks to help me do some of this stuff. The more money I raise, the more wild this will get! Thank you in advance for supporting independent art !
THE REWARDS :
-Hand typed :) Email 'Thank You' Card-($1)
I know I know.... But if you think Ill just copy and paste or do some BCC type shit you obviously do not know me. :) It might just be one sentence long but I will email you a personal thank you if you pledge $1
-Hand-written 'Thank You' Letter From Me, Sealed With A Kiss From the Mrs. ($5)
Not much to describe here, you pledge your $5 and I will write you a personal thank you that my beautiful wife Samantha will kiss. :)
-Signed Photo Print of the Installation $10
After making this installation piece I will have it professionally lit and shot by a photographer. I will then make hi-quality giclee prints of the photo and sign them. I will send to all who make a $10 pledge or more! (you will also get the hand-written thank you letter!)
-13"x19" Limited Edition "FLOAT" giclee print $35 ($45 for non-USA)
A 13"x19" limited giclee print of one of my most popular paintings. They all will come numbered, embossed and signed by me! This will be the only way to get this print. I made the original piece for a group show I was a part of this past february. It is one of my favorite pieces Ive done to date and I've received more requests to make prints of this piece than any other before! Id normally sell these prints for at least $50 each plus shipping so you are getting quite the deal on this one :) On top of that I'll write a dedication of your choice or mine on the back. Like... "Dear Mike, You really are the coolest... all of your other friends are so wrong! Love, Colin. "(!-3 sentences max!) Yes you can decide to get the thank you letter instead, and yes you will get the photo print too!
-An Original Painting made specifically for you from me! (Limited to 10) $100
A one of a kind, original painting by me for you! (painting above is just an EXAMPLE) -each painting will be at least 11x14 (i'll pick the medium and size based on each idea which i also will pick) -i will email you when i begin your piece :) -paintings to be completed and delivered within 3-6 months. - I will write a short dedication for you on the back of the painting. you can email me your receipt and dedication request : firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I PROMISE TO MAKE SOMETHING AWESOME & BEAUTIFUL.
REMINDER: THIS WILL NOT BE FUNDED UNLESS I HIT THE TOTAL GOAL. WHICH MEANS YOUR CREDIT CARD ISNT CHARGED TIL JUNE 7th.
- (14 days)