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A series of 13 paintings created from the folklore & mythology of different cultures journey to the underworld. Read more

Middlesex, NJ Painting
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A series of 13 paintings created from the folklore & mythology of different cultures journey to the underworld.

Middlesex, NJ Painting
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Megan Cocho
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What is Megan Cocho's Journey to the Underworld?  

Journey to the Underworld is a concept I had one night. I was sitting around telling stories from childhood about the "Ferryman". When a person passed you would put coins over their eyes to pay the Ferryman to pass the toll for the underworld. From there I started researching  each countries version  of the ferryman or gate keeper into the underworld and the ideas started to flow. I wanted to depict my visions of the underworld and the path you take to get there.

During this very energetic creative process I will be creating thirteen large scale oil paintings depicting the beautiful decay of the underworld. I will be documenting the process through a bi weekly  blog, many photos and live video updates.

Why should you give money?

I am asking for your help for renting studio space and supplies for these large paintings. I start my complete process from scratch  and build each panel from the ground up. The wood cutting, sanding, Gesso. Many layers of glaze and paint to create each individual piece. Including hand built frames.

In return, you can buy each original  painting, every drawing, sketch and color study that will be created. Plus for special backers you will be included in the entire process from having your portrait including in the underworld of your choice  to even joining me in my studio during this process. 

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    A huge thank you for being part of the creating of my journey in creating the underworld. Your name listed on the Scroll of Souls.

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    Reward one plus, I will send you the Wallpaper for the show.

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    You receive all previous rewards including a signed postcard for the exhibit.

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    All previous rewards and a personalized ticket to the Underworld.

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    All previous rewards, Access to the backers only blog (1) Signed Limited Edition Giclee Print (Backers Choice).

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    All previous rewards, 3 Signed Limited Edition Prints (Backers Choice)
    **Shipping Fees Required**

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    About $400 USD

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    All previous Rewards and backer's collaboration on choosing 1 mythological underworld they would like to see in a painting

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    All previous rewards and your portrait included in the underworld.

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    About $1,500 USD

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    All previous rewards, Studio Visit and two portraits included in a underworld of the backer's choice

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Funding period

- (60 days)