Gary Bayliss is an artist and illustrator working in England. His work is an incredible mix of detail and whimsy. I’m partnering with him to bring his work to the United States. As a reward, we're going to offer amazing prints and incredible bronze cast sculptures to decorate your abode.
Like Audubon Society drawings from an alternate universe, Gary’s steampunk-style drawings have been England’s secret for far too long. We’re excited to bring his work to US galleries, have his sculptures cast here in America, and bring Gary himself to exhibit his work.
People who help us kickstart this project will get early access to his newest artwork, including Limited Edition Giclee prints and cast bronze sculptures, all at amazingly discounted prices. Giclee prints available through this Kickstarter project are all of the absolute highest quality available. Printed on a 310gsm 100% cotton rag paper designed explicitly to hold accurate color for hundreds of years, they are a truly archival print. Prints of this type and quality will be selling for more than double the prices we are offering them at, once they go to galleries.
Certain levels of donation will even earn a custom two-dimensional work from Gary – a one of a kind piece.
The breakdown of expenses:
75% goes right back into the thank-you gifts.
(Bronze casting, print making, mailing)
25% will be used to bring Gary to America!
(mostly to cover travel expenses and setting up shows in America.)
Once he arrives, Gary will be having shows in Boston, Indianapolis, Chicago, and California. (Specifics of the shows are in progress – backers will have first access to the blog, where we’ll tell you how to see Gary and check out his whole collection.) If you attend a show – let us know! Gary’s a nice guy, I’m sure he’ll do his best to show you his appreciation for supporting him!
Please back this project – even a small donation will help the cause, and get you access to the blog and a thank-you gift, sent immediately after we close the campaign. Please support his unique style and talent.
Note: For helping Gary with this project, I am receiving nothing. The project’s support all goes to this talented artist and Kickstarter's fees. I’m even backing it myself so I can get a print. I believe in his talent, his plan, and I wanted to do what I could to help (not to mention learn what I could about running a Kickstarter campaign).
I will be contributing my thoughts about this campaign to the Kickstarter blog. If you are interested in this process, please pledge $5 or more and you will have access to my thoughts on the matter, tips and tricks, and I'll answer some questions on it too.
Visit Gary's site to see lots of his artwork: http://animaliagothica.blogspot.com/
Gifts for the Backers:
$75 Molybdus Octopus
$75 Selenium Whale
$125 Lanthanum Squid
$125 TriTitan Bird
$125 Lonium Lionfish
$250 & $500 reward levels are original drawings
$850 MekaBird (plaster mold of item to be cast in bronze!)
$1000 Molybdus Octobus (Plaster cast of statue to be cast in bronze)
As you can see, Gary is an exciting, up-and-coming artist with a unique style. Thank you for helping us support his next evolution.