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Dylan SaraBy Dylan Sara
First created
Dylan SaraBy Dylan Sara
First created
€1,749
pledged of €12,500pledged of €12,500 goal
24
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 16 2018

About

Project update 15th February 

I've decided to postpone the crowdfunding phase of Face(t)s of Yoga until I have more work to show and can present a clearer vision of what this book is going to be. Please visit my website and sign up to the mailing list to stay informed. Follow me on Instagram @dylan_sara and Facebook @dylansaradivine to see the new work as it comes into existence.

Thanks for your support.

With love

Dylan

Drawing is my most practiced form of meditation. It’s all about learning to see and being aware of light and shadow to describe form. In that play of light and shadow, beauty is born. 

Yoga teachers too experience light and shadow - as moments of ecstatic joy and deep gratitude or as moments of impatience, self-doubt and frustration. I can deeply relate with that on my journey as an artist.

This book shows the beauty born out of the churning, reflected in the many faces and facets of yoga. It is a visual meditation on light and shadow accompanied by words of wisdom by each of the teachers portrayed. 

Light and shadow are but two notes in an ecstatic song played on the instrument of this body. - Ekabhumi Ellik

This project traces some of my own yogic path. I have approached personal teachers, friends, heroes, and inspirers of Instagram. Some of them have changed my life. Some are famous, some are not, but all divine. 

As yet the teachers blessing this project with their participation are:

Kira Sara, Alli Shafer, Sianna Sherman, Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis, Sally Kempton, Ekabhumi Ellik, Kai Treude, Ophelie Cabanero, Jenni Kuhlmann, Sudheesh Kumaar, Michelle Byrne, Briohny Smyth, Julie Norman, David G. Williams, Courtney Krishnamurthy, Niko Geo, Martin Elianto, Tanja Mickwitz, Nova and Dustin Brown, Stefan Podolczuk, Liam McConville, Justin and Camacha Wolfer, Tracee Stanley, Estela Jesus, Maria Svalin, Abhijeet Singh, Agnes Theresia Schwermer, Zoe Zephyr, Patrick Beach, Samrat Pasham, Ajay Tokas, Kari Field, Honza and Claudine Lafond, Elisia Young, Claudia Richey, Carrie Hensley, Gabrielle Thil, Annalisa Raghunatha, Sadhana and Keval Pezet, Deanna Deacon, Tie Simpson, Nithya Priyan, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, Percy Shakti Johannsen, Rebecca Devine, Josh Blau, Elena Lustig, Kristen Watson Geering, Stefan Datt, Sanya Sekhar, Ganga Puri, Jo Tastula, Ashton Szabo, Raghunath Cappo, Koya Webb, Steph Gongora, Andrew Sealy, Jared McCann...

There will be more to come as the project unfolds.

I'll be painting these portraits specifically for this project so you can follow along and watch it all unfold. For those interested in process, wanting to learn or just curious, I'll be sharing time-lapse videos and work in progress photos of each painting. These will be accompanied by some information on the teacher being painted and some insight into my choice of subject and painting process.

To see more of my work check my Instagram profile @dylan_sara and visit my website.

Its when we seek the shadows, do we see the light emerge - Sanya Sekhar

Martin Elianto
Martin Elianto

Bonus for Pledges: 

All supporters at €10 and above will have access to high resolution time-lapse videos wherein I'll share the quote from that teacher.

Everyone who makes a book purchase pledge will receive a 14x14 cm Ganesha print and will be listed in a special Kickstarter acknowledgments section in the book!

Ganesha Portrait mini-print included in all book orders
Ganesha Portrait mini-print included in all book orders

 

 

Stretch Goals:

It's important to me to have 'Face(t)s of Yoga' produced locally and sustainably. I treasure this beautiful world we share. I paint these portraits with homemade acorn ink on paper produced locally and I chose a local, sustainable printer. This leads to considerable production costs. These costs, postage and fees account for roughly half of the €/$ goal of this project.

We'll be starting with a 108 page paperback book to keep postage low and moving towards a 208 page hardcover as stretch goals are met. 

The increased weight of the book will increase the postage which I'll calculate into my stretch goals. The more books sold and printed the more cost effective the printing and the more beautiful we can make this book.

More specific stretch goal details coming soon!

Ongoing support

I'd like to acknowledge and thank those who've supported my journey thus far through Patreon with commissions and love. Subscribe and follow me on Patreon 

Rewards

For those choosing a print of my previous work please visit my website to see the options available. Multiple prints can be ordered, just add either €10 per mini print or €50 per standard print to your pledge and let me know which ones you like. 

mini prints of some of my previous work
mini prints of some of my previous work

 

 

Sianna Sherman
Sianna Sherman

 

Dr Ronald Steiner
Dr Ronald Steiner

 

Stefan Datt
Stefan Datt

 

Risks and challenges

I'm aiming to paint a portrait a day, but I have kids, they may get sick, I may get sick, I'll be visiting family and there will be days where getting a portrait done doesn't align with the flow of the day, that's why I've allowed myself some extra time.

Depending on the level of funding the project receives, there are many variables in the printing process. I've already collected a series of quotes for the production of the various versions in the hope to streamline this process.

Beyond that there aren't many risks. I have a lot of paper. I have a lot of ink, I collected a lot of acorns.

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    I bow to your immense support of this creation. You'll receive a collage of all 100 paintings. This will be a limited print run restricted to the duration of this Kickstarter campaign, 75x75cm fine art prints, printed on Hahnemühle PhotoRag 308g/m2 paper.

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    For helping bringing this project into the world, the book will be dedicated to you. I will paint your portrait. I'll shower you with gifts and my undying gratitude.

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Funding period

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