ABOUT "PASSAGE NEW ORLEANS"
As a mixed media series, "Passage New Orleans" speaks to the issue of time, place and perspective while its thematic elements evolve in a dreamlike splendor. The vibrant colors, sites and cultures seen throughout the city of New Orleans all compliment the theme of timelessness, yet still remain contemporary pieces of art. The way one remembers places, perspective and the passages of time are woven together through photography, painting and old maps of New Orleans on each canvas.
Currently "Passage New Orleans" is only halfway complete. Assuming my goal of $2,500 is met, I will be able to begin work on the second half of the series. I plan on using several themes ranging from rebirth, music and death to name a few. Who knows, I may combine all three examples in one piece. Once the series is completed, I plan on exhibiting the series throughout galleries in New Orleans and the country. The money I raise will directly go to:
- Materials for making more and larger artwork to display, such as canvases, wooden panels, film, printing, paint, ink etc.
- To promote an exhibition. To make flyers, name cards, transportation, advertising in local papers, etc.
- To have more people become familiar and interested with my artwork, and to make more connections in the art community.
The frames are built from 100% recycled wood panels from blighted and leveled New Orleans homes. Most of which were ravaged from hurricane Katrina nearly 7 years ago. The rustic frames compliment each piece, conveying the theme of timelessness found here in New Orleans. Yet still remain contemporary pieces of art. The wood has only been slightly modified to preserve the life and integrity. Not only does each frame compliment each piece but actually is a piece of New Orleans and its history.
PLEASE NOTE: Each frame is custom built from recycled wood panels, so what you see in these pictures I can not guarantee be the exact one you receive as a reward. I do make sure that the colors and composition compliment each piece of art. But please contact me if you like a particular style from one frame I will make sure it is very similar if not that particular frame.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Due to the frames being large, please recognize the shipping costs you must add to FRAMED rewards if shipping would be outside greater New Orleans. For example: If your living outside greater New Orleans and are interested in the "Lost Dixie" framed reward, your pledge amount would need to be $175. I am however willing to drive up to 50 miles to personally deliver the frames. If you happen to be passing through New Orleans, feel free to contact me and we can set up a date to pick-up frames. Sorry for the inconvenience, I just feel it is unfair to factor in the shipping costs for rewards that do not require shipping.
"Joanne d'Arc" Unframed 33"x22", Framed approximately 40"x35"
"Maid of the Mississippi" Unframed 20"x24", Framed approximately 26"x31"
"Pigeons on Wire" Unframed 30"x40", Framed approximately 42"x46"
"Mardi Gras Goddess" Unframed 24"x24", Framed approximately 31"x31"
"Lost Dixie" Unframed 22"x15", Framed approximately 31"x27"
"Saint Ferdinand" Unframed 12"x13", Framed approximately 18"x19"
$600 REWARD DETAILS
If you have a unique theme in New Orleans that you would like me to create, than this is the reward for you. Whether it be for your business or living room I will customize this piece personally for you. I will keep you posted day-to-day with photos of the progress. I work to make you happy, YOUR the boss in command.
Similar to the $600 reward but with this reward I will come to your city. I will dig through old maps of where you live and develop your own cities version of "Passage New Orleans". Customized to your preference just as the $500 reward. Just let me know what you want and I will make it happen to your fullest expectations.
- (30 days)