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Extreme printing is a revolutionary new step in the printing process. My project will create vibrant beauty through this new process.
Extreme printing is a revolutionary new step in the printing process. My project will create vibrant beauty through this new process.
30 backers pledged $4,000 to help bring this project to life.

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The project that I hope to gain support for is the Extreme Printing Process in color.

 Extreme Printing is a new and highly specialized method that uses a very large ink-jet printer, a unique blend of archival specialty, inks and Japanese Kozo paper.  Developed by renowned printer, Jon Cone of Ink Jet Press, whose pieces have been shown at the National Gallery in Washington, DC and other international museums, to date this process has been used in black and white printing only. I have the opportunity to collaborate with Jon Cone in advancing this innovative technique.

Man and Guggenheim
Man and Guggenheim

In conventional printing, inks are kept at the surface of the paper with chemicals that decrease porocity and create vibrancy. "Kozo" paper, which is hand-crafted in Japan from mulberry trees, is quite thick and has deckled edges that are typically unfinished, with no added chemicals. The end results of the process are so significantly physical that the medium ceases to exist as merely a surface and becomes a sculpture-like print. 

I will be one of the first artists to harness the newly developed technology of printing large scale, full-color images using the Extreme Printing method. These images will be one of a kind, embellished with my unique hand-painted detailing.

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Blue Sky

The money I receive through your generous donations will help with the cost of printing, paper and inks, which are all costly for this project.

Costs currently covered:

  • $3,000 Studio fees
  • $300 per page of small Japanese Kozo Paper x 2

Stretch goals:

  • $500 per page of large Japanese Kozo Paper x 2
  • $300 per page of small Japanese x 1
  • $200 paint supplies for each painting

Risks and challenges

I think the biggest challenge will simply be that there are always glitches inherent to doing something for the first time. But glitches don't stop me. I can't imagine a problem that I won't be able in overcome.

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    Thank you for supporting this exciting new work. I will include your name on my website with a special thanks, and my deepest gratitude.

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    Your name included in an original work of art. I will create a collage featuring the names of our backers to be shown with the new work (pending gallery approval). I'll also email you a high resolution image of my work to use as a desktop screen saver! And everything above.

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    A piece of art for your collection. An 8.5" x 11" print: An original photograph digitally enhanced with my trademark vibrant colors, printed on heavy museum etching paper. I will handpick the image for you to receive though if there is a subject matter that you prefer (i.e. cityscape, landscape) I will do my best to accommodate!

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    A piece of art for your collection. An original 8.5" x 11" print with acrylic hand-painted embellishments. An original photograph digitally enhanced with my trademark vibrant colors as above & further personalized with my hand painting. This reward is a one-of-a-kind. I will handpick the image though if there is a subject matter that you prefer (i.e. cityscape, landscape) I will do my best to accommodate!

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    A set of three prints selected from those used for the extreme printing project. The prints will be a limited signed and numbered run. A wonderful way to remember the art you helped to make.

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    Bigger is better! The colors in my large scale prints truly grab your attention. An original 13" x 19" print as described above with acrylic hand-painted embellishments. These works typically sell in galleries for over $400. This reward is a one-of-a-kind. I will handpick the image though if there is a subject matter that you prefer (i.e. cityscape, landscape) I will do my best to accommodate!

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    An original canvas in vibrant colors embellished with acrylic. Backers at this level will receive one of five canvases, sizes ranging from 11.5" x 17" to 13" x 19". These pieces have been shown throughout the Northeast.

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    An original canvas painting. My trademark large scale original 30" x 40" painted canvas. These works have been shown in galleries throughout the Northeast. We will work together to find a print that is your favorite, that will complement your collection.
    You are also invited to be my guest at the opening of a show where my extreme printing is featured. Come to Vermont, take in the sights and see good art. These green hills are calling.

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