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I am offering the first full-color catalog/book of prints of my paintings for this November's "Sublime Creatures" exhibition.
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I am offering the first-ever catalog of prints of my work for the upcoming "Sublime Creatures show.

A way to give my work to you:

Creating my paintings is a way that I give service to the world through my vision. Through this  medium of the catalog, I am offering my work to you in book form - so that you can have a little piece of my gift to the world.

About the catalog

The catalog is a full-sized, binded book with full-color prints of the paintings for this exhibition. The bulk of the book will be images of my work.  It will also contain an essay about my work by Maiza Hixon, the Curator of the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, as well as an introduction written by Margaret Winslow, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum.

The Exhibition

This November is my solo exhibition at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (DCCA). This show, Sublime Creatures: The Animal-Human Hybrids of Hunter Clarke, will feature all new work from my Beastiary series' which began with my first pregnancy. Works from this series have shown in the area and at various locations in NYC.  You can find a review of my last solo show here.

What I am Making for the exhibition & book

I am make three new large canvases that are inspired by ornate, dramatic Christian imagery from the Renaissance.  In particular, I am working from images of Mary with infant Jesus and St. Sebastian, the martyr.  These are continuing a theme of transcendence and spiritual transformation that I have started this year with works on paper (which will also be in the catalog) such as No coming no going:

No coming no going
No coming no going

and When afflictions are enlightenment:

When afflictions are enlightenment
When afflictions are enlightenment

Along with the large canvases and the works on paper, I will also be showing smaller works such as Feel the stillness move:

Feel the stillness move
Feel the stillness move

Why I am Asking For Your Help

As an independent artist, I want to share my work with as wide an audience as possible. Many of my supporters might not have the budget for an original, but would like to have a catalog to share the images.  I'm turning to Kickstarter so that I can hire a designer to create the catalog, while I can concentrate on making the artwork.  I also want a way to engage supporters throughout the entire process.

What Your Contribution Will Go Towards

Your contribution will go towards the cost of designing, publishing and printing the catalog. With your help, I can get the catalog designed and put together by a professional, leaving me with the mental space and energy to concentrate on creating my best work for the show.  The funds will also pay to have the work professionally photographed, for the best possible images in the catalog.

A preliminary rendering of the catalog cover
A preliminary rendering of the catalog cover

Risks and Challenges

The paintings themselves are well on their way to fruition, so each of these gifts will be ready as tangible gifts of gratitude for your contribution. I think the the biggest risk is of a delay in the design or printing process, so that the catalog could be slightly overdue.  

Risks and challenges

Some challenges we might face in completing this project are finding the right designer to put together and edit the text and extended printing times due to printer turnaround during the time of printing.

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    Fan of the Arts ~ A copy of the "Sublime Creatures" catalog from Hunter's exhibition at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art.

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    Friend of the Arts ~ Two copies of the "Sublime Creatures" catalog - both signed and inscribed by the artist - from Hunter's exhibition at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art.

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    Supporter of the Arts ~ Three copies of the "Sublime Creatures" catalog - one copy signed and inscribed to you by the artist - from Hunter's exhibition at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art.
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    Contributor to the Arts ~ Five copies of the "Sublime Creatures" catalog - one copy signed and inscribed to you by the artist - from Hunter's exhibition at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Plus a signed, framed print of your choice.

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    Patron of the Arts ~ One original painting of your choice, 16x20" or smaller, and a signed and inscribed copy of the "Sublime Creatures" catalog. Plus a personal studio visit or gallery talk.

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