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The creation of photography works on panel centering around ideas of revolution, rage, propaganda and the effects time.

I am honored to have received an Artist In Residency (AIR) at KALA Art Institute. With this award, I receive 24-hour access to their workshops, electronic and media centers, and a discounted studio rate. Through this Artist In Residency, I will also receive exposure and the opportunity to work alongside an international group of artists, sharing my knowledge, expertise and creativity. I am attending this residency during August and September of this year, 2012. Artist in Residencies are great recognitions, but there is also a steep monetary cost. To create successful works, I need to raise funds to cover the materials I will be using and to pay the studio rental rate.

I applied to this Artist in Residency program to push ideas present in my sculpture called Molotov Armament. This sculpture distorts an object of destruction from the real world: a molotov cocktail, to convey meaning. By changing the glass bottle of the molotov into an anatomical heart, I direct thoughts away from the impending violence toward the self and our humanness. It could be said that to kill your enemy you destroy your neighbor. The work I envision creating will be a 2 dimensional photographic work. I will utilize wide format printing, pasting 6 panels together in the way of wild postings / wheat pasting used in advertising and propaganda. After this work is created, the plan is to start in on more works, with the same format. Moving forward, I will introduce time into the ideas: aging and weathering; the shiny new posters and propaganda torn, revealing layers (and ideas) underneath. I will also create the images and posters underneath, revealed only by distressing and tearing the outer layer of image. 

Through my art, I have strived to provide a trigger to advance awareness and development by a discourse on action and emotion. I believe art is not only a way to investigate, question and discover the world, but also to affect it through spatial communication. Your generosity will directly contribute to my success at the KALA Artist In Residency.

Please feel free to check out my past work on my website: Francisbaker.com

the warmth of spring
the warmth of spring
rage militaire
rage militaire
hold piece
hold piece
molotov armament - incentive includes only one sculpture
molotov armament - incentive includes only one sculpture
portrait incentive - processes as an albumen, printed on metallic paper
portrait incentive - processes as an albumen, printed on metallic paper

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    All pledges receive a thank you and listing on my art blog: in-progress, http://some-progress.blogspot.com/ , as a supporter of my KALA Artist In Residency (AIR).

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    Heartfelt postcard: approximate postcard sized work created from the Artist In Residency (AIR) program, sent to you with a written thank you.

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    3 Heartfelt postcards: approximate postcard sized work created from the AIR, one with a written thank you and two to share.

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    8.5 X 11 monograph "it comes to this", 66 pages, signed with a thank you. This book gives an overview of the series I am working on, which this project is a part of. The book is created using Print on Demand. PLUS 5"x7" print created from the AIR.

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    the warmth of spring, 8.5" X 11" archival pigment print, printed during the Artist in Residency . This is the working image for this project, a single individual throwing a molotov heart (not repeated).

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    Rage Militaire, 14X14 archival pigment print created during the Artist in Residency.(like project image)

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    Portrait session with 11X14 printed on metallic paper. Please see the portrait samples to the left. I will photograph you or your loved one, process the images in the 'albumen' style and combine that processing on a 11X14 metallic paper. Portrait session in San Francisco, August or early September.

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    Molotov Sculpture, as seen to the right, made from mixed media: one resin heart, cloth, plasticine. Includes wall mount, 4" X 4" X 12"

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    Hold Piece, 35" X 12" archival pigment print created during the Artist in Residency (as seen to the right, bottom).

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