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Every culture in every age has among their many philosophies, the idea that humans are more than mere biological creatures. It is believed that our physical body is simply a shell or vessel in which our true selves inhabit. This is a belief that the artists, Cat Mason and Gryphon M., share. It is, however, more than an abstract belief for them. While in differing manners, both “see”, or more accurately “experience”, the true selves of the people around them. And, from time to time, they express what they see in physical art.
If you are the sort that believes in the immortal soul, afterlife, ghosts, spirits, and such, then you have some notion that a part of you survives after physical death. That part leaves the material body behind, and moves on to either incarnate physically again, to some greater reward, punishment, or otherwise next phase of existence.
This basic essence of who and what you are, this combination of memory, personality, essential nature, lessons learned, emotion, spiritual energy, etc. forms what we refer to as “The Subtle Body”. It is the part of you, the real and true "you" that survives physical death.
Cat and I “experience” the subtle bodies of people around us and create art based on what we “see”. We offer this talent for commission to those who wish to have a look at what we experience. With these experiences come shape, form, color, symbol, patterns, etc. that have meaning. Each image tells the story of the subject.
Its finding that spot between instinct, intuition, and subconscious where we can see with other eyes. The Higher Self does the drawing. Our earthly minds are left to interpret the and explain the shapes, lines, patterns and colors.
Our art takes the form of either ink on paper or limited electronic creative devices. Much of the experience is lost in the two dimensional media that we work in. The depth, inner workings, richness of color and form, and may abstract qualities just cannot be expressed in the arena in which we currently work.
This is where you come in. Cat and I are reaching out to you, our patrons, to help us move our art to the next level of creativity. Technology is grand… and often costs at least a “grand” or more. Well, “starving artist” isn’t just cute term. Enter “crowdfunding”. Via Kickstarter, we are offering our talents (at various levels of monetary commitment and reward) in an effort to raise funds with the goal of purchasing two iPad Pro tablets.
After much research, we feel that the portability, versatility, level of technology, creative input, and overall artistic nature of the iPad Pro tablet makes it the device best suited to express our art.
This is how it will work: You choose which monetary commitment you want to make based on which reward you want to receive. You will also get to choose which of the two artists you want to create your reward. Once enough money has been raised to meet our goal, we will purchase two tablets, take some time to set them up, choose the correct apps, and practice for a bit. Then, no later Than September 1st of 2016, Cat and I will begin setting up Skype sessions with backers to begin the work. Sessions will be scheduled in order of first backed, first served. Yes, this might mean that some time may pass before we can get to you. However, the benefit to this is that over time we will become more and more practices with these devices. In the meantime, everyone will receive updates via email and there will also be a blog you are invited to join to see our work and read our meandering thoughts.
The cost of shipping for physical prints, should you choose those rewards, is already calculated into the price.
So here is your chance to get a one of a kind piece of artwork based completely on who and what you are. These are introductory prices. Once this Kickstarter comes to an end and we have created all the art our backers have requested, the prices will go up.
Risks and challenges
Honestly, I cant think of any real risks and challenges other that not achieving our goal. Its not like we are inventing something or creating a large business. Our goals are simple. Raise enough money to take our work into a medium that is more expressive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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