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Rhode Island painting
Rhode Island painting

 

Crater Lake Painting 34x34"
Crater Lake Painting 34x34"
Berlin Print Collage ($1 will go to suicide prevention)
Berlin Print Collage ($1 will go to suicide prevention)

 

     
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5% of painting sales go toward the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

 

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Donating part of funding to AFSP

 

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I plan on moving to Berlin and immediately start doing research and working on my book. The city has completely changed my life and I want to finally be able to live there and create. The essence of my book is the energy of the city and how it can release you. I want to share my story with you all through my experiences in Berlin and how it is possible to live through trauma, loss, depression and regret. I have lived in Los Angeles my whole life and there are a lot of memories here that haunt me. I want to be able to take a break from LA and share my art with the world. I feel slightly debilitated here in LA and want to open up my heart to making work and really finishing it. I can't wait to start this project and would love to hear any questions you have! I would also love to work on any of the rewards you are interested in. I'm open to making anything! 

              

The funding will end on June 1st and I will prepare to move then. I have friends that I will stay with in Berlin so will live on a low budget. The funding will go toward moving expenses, small living expenses, material purchases, book printing and German lessons. I will have a draft of my book done by September 2017 and final draft done by November 2017. I will have it edited and add my photography. Final printing will be done by January 2018. 

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Painting/Photography/Installation examples

 

 Heavy Petting book cover

 

 Sample Photography

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

There are many risks and challenges that come with moving to a new city and creating and producing work. I have visited/lived in Berlin during every season. I know a small amount of the German language but I plan on studying and learning right upon my arrival. I plan to get a part-time job, but my main focus will be working on this book. This is my dream.

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    My father committed suicide 8 years ago and I want to match 1/5 of the backing from here to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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    Berlin Print Collage

    Approximately 9.5x5.5". For every print sold I will donate $1 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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    Painting for AFSP

    9x12" painting made with toothpaste, shaving cream, cake icing, acrylic paint and other materials on a wood board, unframed, about 1/4" thick. Will donate 5% of the sales on this painting to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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    Crater Lake Painting 34x34"

    Painting on wood that is 1/4" thick, acrylic, glitter, corn starch, shaving cream, polyurethane, unframed. 5% of sales will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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    Healing week in Ber or LA

    Spend a week with me in Berlin, GM or Los Angeles, CA where we can go through my book together, work through any issues you are having, practice yoga, walk, run, etc. I'll show you all my favorite places in the city for vegan food, juice, yoga, hiking, etc. I don't have a degree in Psychology, but I'm here to help if interested. This doesn't cover flight or accommodations

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