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Making print editions to share my tiny vegetable sculpture series entitled Mending Season.

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Artist Statement

I work with ephemeral materials as a way to bear witness to the transient nature of life. Time is spilling forward in constant motion. Each moment is different than the one before. New circumstances are continuously unfolding, while relationships of every imaginable sort bend, bond or break.

I'm interested in states of potential and change. Instincts, systems, patterns, habits—how we all cope are of endless facination. I farm and forage, dream up notions and brew potions. I seek to engage all of the senses. Some of my works must be eaten to be understood.

These tiny sculptures were fashioned of vegetables from my garden. Realization and collapse happening in near synchronicity.

My Project

Mending Season is a series of sculptures I fashioned from heirloom vegetables I grew in my garden. Each tiny sculpture only lasts a few hours so photography is my primary way to share this work with others.

I want to make a set of limited edition (10 + 1 artist print) 9" x 12" c-prints of each of the 95 images from 2011 and 2012. Some of the vegetables and fruits featured in my sculptural works are quite rare. So in addition to sharing art I'm also seeking to document food plants that may no longer exist in the near future.  

Funding

$5200 is the cost of making these prints. Any over-funding will go towards my next project, Mending Season 1 and Mending Season 2 handmade artist books which will feature the full set of images.

Rewards

For $5 you will receive a signed 3" x 3" mystery seed packet. Each packet will be hand drawn by me with a unique question mark design on the cover and heirloom seeds inside. A hint on the back indicates when to plant. DELIVERY IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

3 x 3 hand-drawn seed packet with heirloom seeds
3 x 3 hand-drawn seed packet with heirloom seeds

For $10 you will receive a signed 4" x 5" postcard of Mixed Cherries No. 2.

Postcard - 4" x 5" - Mixed Cherries No. 2
Postcard - 4" x 5" - Mixed Cherries No. 2


For $25 you will receive a signed and numbered 8" x 10" c-print of Purple Podded Pea No. 4. This us an unlimited edition running exclusively for the duration of this Kickstarter campaign. DELIVERY IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

Unlimited Edition -  8" x 10" c-print - Purple Podded Pea No. 4
Unlimited Edition - 8" x 10" c-print - Purple Podded Pea No. 4


For $50 you will receive a perpetual 12 month planting calendar showing when to plant seeds or plants in your garden specific to the planting zone you live in. There is a different image for each month. And you can use it year after year. Please let me know your planting zone or I can determine it from your zip code.

12 month Perpetual Planting Calendar for your Zone 5" x 7"
12 month Perpetual Planting Calendar for your Zone 5" x 7"

For $75 you will receive both an 8" x 10" c-print of Purple Podded Pea No. 4 and a planting calendar.

Planting Calendar + 8" x 10" Purple Podded Pea No. 4
Planting Calendar + 8" x 10" Purple Podded Pea No. 4

For $120 you will receive a signed and numbered limited edition 9" x 12" c-print of your choice printed with an extra border for framing on metallic paper. The editions for each image are limited to 10 + 1 artist print. Once an image has sold out there will be no more printed. If it says SOLD OUT please choose another. Indicate your selection by the number underneath the print.

#1 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper No. 1
#1 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper No. 1
#2 - 10 of 10 left - Dragon Carrot No. 1
#2 - 10 of 10 left - Dragon Carrot No. 1
#3 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries and Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 1
#3 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries and Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 1
#4 - 10 of 10 left - Chinese Five Color Peppers No. 2
#4 - 10 of 10 left - Chinese Five Color Peppers No. 2
#5 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and New York Cherries No. 1
#5 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and New York Cherries No. 1
#6 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans No. 1
#6 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans No. 1
#7 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries No. 5
#7 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries No. 5
#8 - 10 of 10 left - Lavender Bell and Mixed Cherries No. 1
#8 - 10 of 10 left - Lavender Bell and Mixed Cherries No. 1
#9 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and Egg Yolk Tomato No. 2
#9 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and Egg Yolk Tomato No. 2
#10 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and Egg Yolk Tomato No. 1
#10 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and Egg Yolk Tomato No. 1
#11 - 10 of 10 left - Lavender Bells No. 1
#11 - 10 of 10 left - Lavender Bells No. 1
#12 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Bells No. 1
#12 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Bells No. 1
#13 - 10 of 10 left - Cylindra Beet and New York Cherry No. 1
#13 - 10 of 10 left - Cylindra Beet and New York Cherry No. 1
#14 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and Parisian Market Carrot No. 1
#14 - 10 of 10 left - Corbasi Pepper and Parisian Market Carrot No. 1
#15 - 10 of 10 left - Cylindra Beets and Parisian Market Carrot No. 1
#15 - 10 of 10 left - Cylindra Beets and Parisian Market Carrot No. 1
#16 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 5
#16 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 5
#17 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 4
#17 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 4
#18 - 10 of 10 left - Chioggia Beet No. 1
#18 - 10 of 10 left - Chioggia Beet No. 1
#19 - 10 of 10 left - Chioggia Beet and French Cornichon Cucumbers No. 1
#19 - 10 of 10 left - Chioggia Beet and French Cornichon Cucumbers No. 1
#20 - 10 of 10 left  - Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 3
#20 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 3
#21 - 10 of 10 left - Amarillo Carrots No. 1
#21 - 10 of 10 left - Amarillo Carrots No. 1
#22 - 10 of 10 left - Parisian Market Carrots No. 1
#22 - 10 of 10 left - Parisian Market Carrots No. 1
#23 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans No. 2
#23 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans No. 2
#24 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 1
#24 - 10 of 10 left - Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean No. 1
#25 - 10 of 10 left - French Breakfast Radishes No. 4
#25 - 10 of 10 left - French Breakfast Radishes No. 4
#26 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Radishes No. 1
#26 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Radishes No. 1
#27 - 10 of 10 left - Green Arrow Pea No. 1
#27 - 10 of 10 left - Green Arrow Pea No. 1
#28 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 10
#28 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 10
#29 - 10 of 10 - Purple Podded Pea No. 9
#29 - 10 of 10 - Purple Podded Pea No. 9
#30 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 8
#30 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 8
#31 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 7
#31 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 7
#32 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 6
#32 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 6
#33 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 5
#33 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 5
#34 - 10 of 10 left - Amish Snap Pea #1
#34 - 10 of 10 left - Amish Snap Pea #1
#35 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 4
#35 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 4
#36 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 3
#36 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 3
#37 - 10 of 10 left - Mizuna No, 1
#37 - 10 of 10 left - Mizuna No, 1
#38 - 10 of 10 left - Rhubarb Swiss Chard No. 1
#38 - 10 of 10 left - Rhubarb Swiss Chard No. 1
#39 - 10 of 10 left - Ragged Jack Kale No. 1
#39 - 10 of 10 left - Ragged Jack Kale No. 1
#40 - 10 of 10 left - French Breakfast Radish No. 3
#40 - 10 of 10 left - French Breakfast Radish No. 3
#41 - 10 of 10 left - Easter Egg Radish No. 1
#41 - 10 of 10 left - Easter Egg Radish No. 1
#42 - 10 of 10 left - French Breakfast Radish No. 2
#42 - 10 of 10 left - French Breakfast Radish No. 2
#43 - 10 of 10 left - French Breakfast Radish No. 1
#43 - 10 of 10 left - French Breakfast Radish No. 1
#44 - 10 of 10 left - Cosmic Purple Carrot No. 1
#44 - 10 of 10 left - Cosmic Purple Carrot No. 1
#45 - 10 of 10 left - Chocolate Bell and New York Cherry No. 1
#45 - 10 of 10 left - Chocolate Bell and New York Cherry No. 1
#46 - 10 of 10 left - Chocolate Bell and Mixed Cherries No. 1
#46 - 10 of 10 left - Chocolate Bell and Mixed Cherries No. 1
#47 - 10 of 10 left - Chocolate Bell and Turkish Eggplants No. 1
#47 - 10 of 10 left - Chocolate Bell and Turkish Eggplants No. 1
#48 - 10 of 10 - Mixed Peppers No. 1
#48 - 10 of 10 - Mixed Peppers No. 1
#49 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pole Bean No. 4
#49 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pole Bean No. 4
#50 - 10 of 10 remaining - Purple Podded Pole Bean No. 3
#50 - 10 of 10 remaining - Purple Podded Pole Bean No. 3
#51 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries No. 4
#51 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries No. 4
#52 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Bean No. 2
#52 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Bean No. 2
#53 - 10 of 10 left - Pattypan Squash No. 1
#53 - 10 of 10 left - Pattypan Squash No. 1
#54 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Bean No. 1
#54 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Bean No. 1
#55 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries No. 3
#55 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries No. 3
#56 - 10 of 10 remaining - Mixed Cherries No. 2
#56 - 10 of 10 remaining - Mixed Cherries No. 2
#57 - 10 of 10 left - Tomatillo No. 1
#57 - 10 of 10 left - Tomatillo No. 1
#58 - 10 of 10 - Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry No. 2
#58 - 10 of 10 - Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry No. 2
#59 - 10 of 10 left - Tomatillo No. 2
#59 - 10 of 10 left - Tomatillo No. 2
#60 - 10 of 10 left - Red Orach Seeds No. 1
#60 - 10 of 10 left - Red Orach Seeds No. 1
#61 - 10 of 10 left - Chinese Red Noodle Bean No. 2
#61 - 10 of 10 left - Chinese Red Noodle Bean No. 2
#62 - 10 of 10 remaining - Chinese Red Noodle Bean No. 1
#62 - 10 of 10 remaining - Chinese Red Noodle Bean No. 1
#63 - 10 of 10 remaining - Jalapeño No. 1
#63 - 10 of 10 remaining - Jalapeño No. 1
#64 - 10 of 10 left - Yellow Squash No. 1
#64 - 10 of 10 left - Yellow Squash No. 1
#65 - 10 of 10 left - Red Cabbage and Cherry No. 1
#65 - 10 of 10 left - Red Cabbage and Cherry No. 1
#66 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries No. 1
#66 - 10 of 10 left - Mixed Cherries No. 1
#67 - 10 of 10 remaining - Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries No.1
#67 - 10 of 10 remaining - Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries No.1
#68 - 10 of 10 left - Chinese Five Color Peppers No. 1
#68 - 10 of 10 left - Chinese Five Color Peppers No. 1
#69 - 10 of 10 left - Soldier Bean No. 1
#69 - 10 of 10 left - Soldier Bean No. 1
#70 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 7
#70 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 7
#71 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 6
#71 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 6
#72 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 5
#72 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 5
#73 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 4
#73 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 4
#74 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 3
#74 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 3
#75 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 2
#75 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 2
#76 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 1
#76 - 10 of 10 left - Asian Long Bean No. 1
#77 - 10 of 10 left - Provider Bean No.1
#77 - 10 of 10 left - Provider Bean No.1
#78 - 10 of 10 left - French Climbing Bean No. 1
#78 - 10 of 10 left - French Climbing Bean No. 1
#79 - 10 of 10 left - Marifax Bean No. 1
#79 - 10 of 10 left - Marifax Bean No. 1
#80 - 10 of 10 left - Soldier Bean No. 2
#80 - 10 of 10 left - Soldier Bean No. 2
#81 - 10 of 10 left - Soldier Bean No. 3
#81 - 10 of 10 left - Soldier Bean No. 3
#82 - 10 of 10 left - Fin De Bagnol Bean No. 3
#82 - 10 of 10 left - Fin De Bagnol Bean No. 3
#83 - 10 of 10 left - Fin De Bagnol Bean No. 2
#83 - 10 of 10 left - Fin De Bagnol Bean No. 2
#84 - 10 of 10 left - Fin De Bagnol No. 1
#84 - 10 of 10 left - Fin De Bagnol No. 1
#85 - 10 of 10 left - Coriander Seeds No. 1
#85 - 10 of 10 left - Coriander Seeds No. 1
#86 - 10 of 10 remaining - Parsley Seeds No. 1
#86 - 10 of 10 remaining - Parsley Seeds No. 1
#87 - 10 of 10 left - Onion Seeds No. 1
#87 - 10 of 10 left - Onion Seeds No. 1
#88 - 10 of 10 - Kale Seeds No. 3
#88 - 10 of 10 - Kale Seeds No. 3
#89 - 10 of 10 left - Kale Seeds No. 2
#89 - 10 of 10 left - Kale Seeds No. 2
#90 - 10 of 10 left - Kale Seeds No. 1
#90 - 10 of 10 left - Kale Seeds No. 1
#91 - 10 of 10 left - Tom Thumb No. 2
#91 - 10 of 10 left - Tom Thumb No. 2
#92 - 10 of 10 left - Tom Thumb No. 1
#92 - 10 of 10 left - Tom Thumb No. 1
#93 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 2
#93 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 2
#94 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 1
#94 - 10 of 10 left - Purple Podded Pea No. 1
#95 - 10 of 10 left - Tom Thumb Pea No. 3
#95 - 10 of 10 left - Tom Thumb Pea No. 3

For $175 you will receive both a 9" x 12" limited edition c-print of your choice signed and numbered and a planting calendar.

Planting Calendar plus 9" x 12 Limited Edition Print of your Choice
Planting Calendar plus 9" x 12 Limited Edition Print of your Choice

For $2000 you'll get me doing a live public vegetable sculpture-making performance using local produce. Then I can share the real sculptures! Dates and times to be arranged with the artist.

me! making sculpture! wherever you are!
me! making sculpture! wherever you are!

Risks and challenges

The challenge here is making the most beautiful prints possible. The photographs are still rough. I will be working to closely with the printers and a professional photographer to be certain each edition is as luscious as the original sculptures. I've also only mocked up one month of the planting calendar so I will need to finalize that also before printing.

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    Mystery seed packet. Each one 3" x 3" hand drawn by me with a unique question mark design on the cover and heirloom seeds inside. A hint on the back says when to plant.

    Will deliver these before Christmas, great stocking stuffer.

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    $10 reward

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    Signed 4" x 5" postcard of Mixed Cherries No. 2

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    $25 reward

    26 backers

    Signed and numbered 8" x 10" c-print of Purple Podded Pea No. 4. Unlimited edition for the duration of this Kickstarter.

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  • You selected
    $50 reward

    7 backers

    Perpetual planting calendar showing when to plant or seed specific to the zone you live in. Please indicate your zone or i can determine it from your zip code.

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  • You selected
    $75 reward

    1 backer

    Both a 8" x 10" signed and numbered c-print of Purple Podded Pea No. 4 and a planting calendar.

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  • You selected
    $120 reward

    8 backers

    Signed and numbered LIMITED edition 9" x 12" c-print of your choice on metallic paper. The edition for each image in mending season is 10 prints + 1 artist print for exhibition.

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    $175 reward

    1 backer

    Both a 9" x 12" limited edition c-print of your choice signed and numbered on metallic paper and a planting calendar.

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    $2,000 reward

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    Live vegetable sculpture making performance in a public venue using local produce. Then folks can enjoy the actual sculptures and take home a digital print of their choice. To be arranged with the artist.

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