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Artist residency in Assisi, Italy to take photos for creation of new body of work that visually conveys the essence of this thin place.
Artist residency in Assisi, Italy to take photos for creation of new body of work that visually conveys the essence of this thin place.
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Please note, any additional funds pledged above my goal will be used directly for the Assisi Thin Places project to purchase art supplies and framing for the Thin Places exhibit.

WHAT IS A THIN PLACE?                                                                          

A thin place is a time, place, or state of being where the divide or veil between heaven and earth, the divine and human, seems to be thinner, more permeable. Experiencing a thin place can foster spiritual awakening.

I am highly intrigued by the deep sense of mystery that surrounds thin places and want to visually portray this in a new mixed media body of work, using my photos as the foundation.  My photography will be transposed onto fabric, metal, and other materials that I layer and manipulate to construct ethereal, contemplative imagery that echoes a thin place.

Parallel. Mixed media

WHY ASSISI?

Assisi has been described by many as a “thin place.”

I have been accepted for an artist residency at Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy from March 24-31, 2012.  While there I will photograph the town and countryside extensively and journal my impressions and descriptions. My photos and personal observations will be used to create original artwork that visually reveals the visceral reality of this thin place.

Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy

WHAT AM I FUNDING?

Funds from this Kickstarter campaign will be used for travel expenses involved in getting to and from my artist residency in Assisi, Italy.  By helping to fund the travel expenses associated with my artist residency, you are actually helping to fund the creation of my new Thin Places artwork for exhibition.

To all who would like to back this project, I would like to give you a tangible remembrance of your involvement with the Assisi Thin Places project, so please check out the rewards for each pledge level and click on the green “BACK THIS PROJECT” button to the right to begin.

Please note that Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding platform.  If my funding goal is reached or exceeded by February 29, 2012, Amazon will collect your pledge by charging your credit card at that time. However, if I do not meet or exceed my funding goal by February 29, Amazon will NOT charge your account and I will not receive any funding for this project.   On an optimistic note, if my project goal happens to be exceeded, any additional funds will be used for art supplies and framing for the Thin Places exhibit.

THANK YOU!                                                                                                   

My sincere thanks for visiting my Assisi Thin Places project.  Please check back to follow my progress!

Also, I invite you to stop by my website: www.michelewaalkes.com or visit my blog at michelewaalkes.blogspot.com to see more about this project and my artwork.

Grazie! 

Michele

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    Thanks! Your name will be listed as a partner with the Assisi Thin Place project on my blog and exhibition materials.

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    You will receive a matted 3” x 5” photograph from Assisi (unframed) AND your name listed as a partner with the Assisi Thin Place project.

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    You will receive a matted 5” x 7” photograph from Assisi (unframed), AND a magnet, AND your name will be listed as a partner.

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    You will receive a matted 8” x 10” photograph OF YOUR CHOICE from selection of Assisi photographs (unframed) AND your name will be listed as a partner.

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    You will receive a matted 11” x 14” photograph OF YOUR CHOICE from selection of Assisi photographs (unframed), AND a postcard from Italy, AND your name listed as a partner.

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    You will receive a matted, FRAMED 12” x 18” photograph OF YOUR CHOICE from selection of Assisi photographs, AND a postcard from Italy, AND your name listed as a partner.

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    You will receive an original mixed media piece OF YOUR CHOICE from a wide selection of artwork created for the Thin Place exhibit, AND a postcard from Italy, AND your name listed as a partner.

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