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Capturing imagery in Iona, Scotland to create artwork that evokes the mystery of thin places.
Capturing imagery in Iona, Scotland to create artwork that evokes the mystery of thin places.
13 backers pledged $1,625 to help bring this project to life.

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Please note that if any additional funds are pledged above my goal, they will be used directly for art supplies and framing for the creation and exhibition of the Iona Imagery body of work.

Isle of Iona: A Thin Place

Iona is a small island off the western coast of Scotland.  It has a long spiritual history dating back to Celtic Christianity and the establishment of its first monastery in the sixth century AD. Today, many consider Iona to be a sacred or "thin" place.  A thin place is a place or state of being in which the divide between heaven and earth seems to shrink, or to "thin," allowing a deeper experience of the Divine.

I am very drawn to the concept of thin places-- those times where you have a more tangible sense of the Divine.  I want to create artwork that further explores the experience of thin places.  As a result, I plan to photograph the Isle of Iona and journal about my experiences there. My photos and observations will be incorporated into a new body of work that seeks to convey a sense of this thin place. 

This project builds upon my Assisi Thin Places project which sought to portray "thin" experiences in Assisi, Italy. To view work from the Assisi Thin Places exhibition, please see the Thin Places portfolio on my website: www.michelewaalkes.com.

Manifestation, Digital Photography on Aluminum
Manifestation, Digital Photography on Aluminum

What Am I Funding?

Funds from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to cover airfare to and from Scotland. By helping to fund the airfare, you are actually helping to support the creation of a new body of work for exhibition that  explores the mystery of thin places in Iona, Scotland.

I sincerely look forward to giving each backer a tangible thank you reward.  Please check out the rewards for each pledge level to the right and click on the green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to begin. 

Please note that Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding platform.  If my funding goal is reached or exceeded by April 26, 2013, Amazon will collect your pledge amount by charging your credit card on that date.  However, if I do not meet or exceed my funding goal by April 26, 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 would be used for art supplies and framing for exhibition of the new body of work.

Thanks!

Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about my Iona Imagery project.  Please check back to follow my progress!

If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit: www.michelewaalkes.com & michelewaalkes.blogspot.com.

Thanks again,

Michele

Risks and challenges

I am so excited to be able to share my experiences in Iona with you in the form of rewards that have Iona imagery. If there is a delay in the fulfillment of any of the rewards, I will be in direct communication with those concerned as soon as possible.

Please also feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns along the way. You can contact me though this page or email me at michele@michelewaalkes.com.

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    Thanks! Your name will be listed as a partner with the Iona Imagery project on my blog: http://michelewaalkes.blogspot.com/.

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    You will receive a magnet with imagery from Iona AND your name listed as a partner with the Iona Imagery project on my blog.

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    You will receive a set of 4 blank notecards with imagery from Iona, AND a magnet, AND your name listed as a partner.

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

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

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    You will receive a 12" x 18" x 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas with photograph OF YOUR CHOICE from selection of Scotland photographs, AND a postcard from Scotland, AND a magnet, AND your name listed as a partner.

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    You will receive a 16" x 20" x 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas with photograph OF YOUR CHOICE from selection of Scotland photographs, AND a postcard from Scotland, AND a magnet, 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 from the Scotland imagery, AND a postcard from Scotland, AND a magnet, AND your name listed as a partner.

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