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This project will be a mosaic of hexagonal portraits depicting farmers in the Fayetteville, Arkansas area. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on July 21, 2012.

This project will be a mosaic of hexagonal portraits depicting farmers in the Fayetteville, Arkansas area.

About this project

My name is Adam Campbell. I was born and raised in the Midwest and have had a lifelong interest in art while studying metaphysics and meditation. I was a student and teacher with the School of Metaphyscis in Windyville, Missouri, for several years before studying art at the University of Arkansas with an emphasis in painting.

The project I am promoting is called The Hive, which is a series of portraits unified by the theme of collective consciousness. To express this, I'm depicting people who share a common purpose. What excites me about this is that painting individuals gives me the opportunity to use my skill as a representational artist, while expressing their common purpose requires abstract thinking. The portraits will convey people's characteristics realistically while shifting in and out of abstraction to suggest the absorption of individuals into a group identity. The first group is comprised of volunteer farmers at the TriCycle community farm.

TriCycle Farm is a sustainable, community farm in the city limits of Fayetteville, AR, dedicated to providing and sustaining food security by farming, teaching others to farm, and helping people start their own gardens.

Beekeeping is a part of TriCycle Farm that fascinates me, visually and conceptually. In honor of the honeybee, The Hive will be comprised of nineteen individual portraits painted on hexagonal, framed panels approximately 16" wide assembled together to form a honeycomb mosaic that can be rearranged into different patterns. 

I am asking for $4,000 to cover the cost of the studio, top quality materials to insure the color-fastness and overall longevity of the work, the services of a professional picture framer, and the cost of producing and shipping the perks for supporting this project. Materials include oil paint and oil painting mediums as well as hardware and lumber for the frames and painting surfaces.  

All of the perks I am offering are either one-of-a-kind works of art or prints of my work only available through me.

Click this link to see the selection of prints:

http://adamgrantcampbell.com/?page_id=645

These here samples of hand-doodled "thank you" cards...

and here an abstract drawing called SourcePath.

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    My heartfelt thanks

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    A 3" by 5" hand-doodled "thank you" card

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    A signed print of one of my paintings from the available selection (roughly 8" x 10")

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    A signed print of The Hive (12" x 12")

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    An abstract drawing (16" x 20") designed with you in mind. (See sample.)

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    A portrait drawing of the person of your choice, as long as s/he is able to sit for me. This is only available to backers in the Fayetteville, Arkansas or Tulsa, Oklahoma area.

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    A portrait painting of your person of choice. (Good Christmas present for parents or partners.) Same requirements as a portrait drawing.

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