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24days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, January 4 2019 5:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

I've kept journals as long as I can remember. As an illustrator and painter, I always made pictures knowing that they would be seen by others. But in my journals, I've kept a close guard over those things I value the most. In these pages, I never hold back. I believe they contain my best work and the most authentic picture of who I am. 

Time Journal No 1 will be my first published journal.

Over the years, I've become a bit obsessed with time. This constant companion influences every aspect of our lives, yet remains mysterious and elusive. So, I set out in these journals (and in my most recent solo exhibition) to capture time. I developed a new approach specifically for these drawings that allowed me to gather moments that were repeated in my daily routines, relationships and tasks. Revisiting these apparently ordinary moments again and again on the same page revealed the impact of time on myself and the people around me, and profoundly altered my work as an artist. 

There is an investment of time and labor in a drawing that requires an awareness and presence in a moment that snapshots miss. So I chose. I chose pencil and pulp over pixel and ping. I chose awareness over ambition. I chose people over my devices. Over the past two years, I deliberately chose to embed back into my own life. I chose to be present with my family and friends and I found each extraordinary. The images included in this journal are a record of my time with those people, places and things familiar. With daily practice, my drawing began to flow again like handwriting. I believe it to be personal and honest in its authenticity. Most importantly, I found myself, once again, present in my own life.  

Kickstarter, your patronage will allow me to publish and distribute a beautifully printed edition of this work. I hope that this project brings an awareness to the importance of being present in our daily lives.

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The journal in the video above was created in a one month period in the summer of 2017. It started on a Legendeer expedition to Zion National Park (www.legendeer.org) and went on to impact how I observed and documented my daily routines and habits.

Even time spent catching a movie with my girl presents an opportunity to pick up a pencil. These "composite portraits" have become some of my favorite drawings from the series.

The journals have gone on to influence my recent body of work through content, materials and method and have given me a clear vision as I strive to evolve as an artist and visual communicator. 

Beyond the Sketchbook Rewards:

Limited Edition (100) Screen Print: "Baby's Breath"This print is limited to an edition of 100, and will be produced by the incredible craftsmen at Triple Stamp Press. Signed and numbered, 18" x 24", printed in 3 colors.

*Mockups- final prints will differ.

(detail) "Baby's Breath Limited (100) Edition Screen Print
(detail) "Baby's Breath Limited (100) Edition Screen Print
Limited (100) Edition Screen Print: "Baby's Breath"
Limited (100) Edition Screen Print: "Baby's Breath"

Original encaustic collage: Living Room No. 1

16" x 20". This piece was created over the course of two years. There was a new layer with each new sitting. It directly influenced the marquis oil painting "Baby's Breath" from my most recent body of work, "Familiar Interval".

(detail ) Living Room No. 1- Original encaustic collage
(detail ) Living Room No. 1- Original encaustic collage
(detail ) Living Room No. 1- Original encaustic collage
(detail ) Living Room No. 1- Original encaustic collage
Living Room No. 1- Original encaustic collage
Living Room No. 1- Original encaustic collage

Original oil painting: "Baby's Breath"

48" x 36" "Baby's Breath" was directly influenced by drawings in the sketchbook, as well as through the encaustic collage, Living Room No.1. This large piece was the featured painting from my most recent body of work "Familiar Interval"

(detail) "Baby's Breath"- original oil painting
(detail) "Baby's Breath"- original oil painting
"Baby's Breath" original oil painting
"Baby's Breath" original oil painting
Detail "Baby's Breath"
Detail "Baby's Breath"

Additional drawings and the "Familiar Interval" can be found here.

I'm grateful for any and all support!

Risks and challenges

Overview:
I learned a great deal from my first successful Kickstarter campaign. This time around, I'm presenting far fewer variations, which allows for a streamlined distribution and a faster delivery of the finished product. I'm working with an incredible printer with a very clear vision of the final project. The vast majority of the work is already completed, and I need only add supplemental drawings to provide more options.

Printing/Shipping:
We're printing internationally, and are subject to the whims of a volatile international climate. Barring the unforeseen, the lessons learned between my first campaign and this one should provide transparency, a surplus of inventory for lost shipments and something that I'm proud to have in backer's hands.

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    One copy of the printed sketchbook, which includes 160 pages of reproductions of my drawings observed through daily routines. Through this new body of work, I am seeking to reveal the face of time through compression portraits of those things I hold most dear in my daily routines. Each drawing is an aggregate of multiple sittings.

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    Title: "Baby's Breath"

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    Limited to an edition of 100, signed and numbered screen print of "Baby's Breath".

    This painting was the signature painting from my most recent body of work: "Familiar Interval". It was influenced directly by my work in the time journals and the embedded canvases placed throughout the home. Selected drawings that directly informed the painting can be found in the time journal.

    I'll be working with the incredible team at Trip Stamp Press to create the final editions.

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    Limited to an edition of 100, signed and numbered screen print of "Baby's Breath".

    This painting was the signature painting from my most recent body of work: "Familiar Interval". It was influenced directly by my work in the time journals and the embedded canvases placed throughout the home. Selected drawings that directly informed the painting can be found in the time journal.

    I'll be working with the incredible team at Trip Stamp Press to create the final editions.

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    Limited (100) Edition Screen Print
    Title: "Baby's Breath"

    Printed on 24"x 18", 140 lb French's in 3 colors.

    Limited to an edition of 100, signed and numbered screen print of "Baby's Breath".

    This painting was the signature painting from my most recent body of work: "Familiar Interval". It was influenced directly by my work in the time journals and the embedded canvases placed throughout the home. Selected drawings that directly informed the painting can be found in the time journal.

    I'll be working with the incredible team at Trip Stamp Press to create the final editions.

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    Book details:

    Hard cover

    160 pages

    100 gsm paper.

    4 Color Printing (The drawings are black and white, but we will be using a four color printing process to accurately reproduce the richness and subtleties of the work.)

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    Original encaustic collage- L.Room No 1

    The original encaustic collage entitled "Living Room No.1". Created from two years of working into embedded canvases throughout my home, this piece was referenced directly to create "Baby's Breath".

    In observing habits over the course of two years, each family endures its share of triumph and tragedy. This piece was shocking in its clarity, as I cut through layers upon layers to reveal forgotten moments.

    Title: Living Room No. 1

    Size: 16" x 20" + frame

    Materials: Ink, paint, tape, wax on panel

    Dates: 2017- 2018

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    Original oil painting- Baby's Breath

    The original oil marquis painting from my series "Familiar Interval".
    Size: 48" x 36"
    Materials: Oil paint on panel
    Date: 2017- 2018
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    **Backer is responsible for all shipping, packaging and insurance costs, to be covered separately at the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign.**

    Includes sketchbook, limited edition print and video.

    This large painting was directly influenced by observational drawing found in the published sketchbook, and the encaustic embedded canvas entitled "Living Room No. 1". It is the culmination of two years of observing our daily routines and marks a significant reconciliation of method, content and application in my career.

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