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A 3 month painting project at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, Colorado.
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Hannah Hill | 'Apeiron' at Anderson Ranch

My name is Hannah Hill and I make large scale oil paintings on fine, translucent stretched fabric. You're reading this because I have been selected, as one of only two painters, to be an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center near Aspen, Colorado for three months in 2014. 

I recently moved to NYC for the exposure and gallery scene. It is my goal to have a solo exhibition in one of my favorite galleries in the city. But before I can do that I will need to have a conclusive, cohesive exhibition to offer them. And that's where you come in! Due to residual student loans and high cost of living in NYC I cannot get to Colorado on my own. 

Here is my proposal for my 3 months in CO: 

'Apeiron' 

Apeiron is an ancient and mostly lost metaphysical theory by the Greek philosopher Anaximander. The word itself means "the undefined infinite." I use this theory as a jumping off point to probe the different worlds that each of us, as individuals, create and live within; The outer physical world, and the inner recollected, created, and edited world of our memories.

I use my own memories to forge the paintings in this series, even if those memories are mostly lost, eroded or imaginary. The work will challenge my own reality, as well as the viewers,' by forcing sychronicity of the events and moments represented. I am utilizing themes of narrative and personal mythology to probe deeper into a subjection of truth to conception within this series. I am proposing no less than 20 paintings, composed on primed, thin cotton and stretched on collapsable stretchers. 

"The awful thing that Uncle saw in the clearing in the woods"
"The awful thing that Uncle saw in the clearing in the woods"
"The first time I remember falling"
"The first time I remember falling"
"The Pal Bearer"
"The Pal Bearer"
"I will wait for the graves to open to see you again"
"I will wait for the graves to open to see you again"
"I want you to know that I want to see you walk"
"I want you to know that I want to see you walk"

 I'm on Kickstarter to raise $2,500 that I need to get myself and my work to and from Anderson Ranch in Colorado. This will cover: 

$1,500 in residency fees 

$600 for travel to Snowmass Village, CO from NYC and back. 

$400 to ship my (huge, heavy) paintings back to NYC after the residency. 

$500 for supplies. Oil paint and matte medium can be expensive in large quantities, as can yards upon yards of fabric. This money will also be used to contract a builder for the collapsable stretchers once the paintings are complete. 

In return you, my dear dear sponsors, get some amazing deals on my artwork. These rewards include: 

-limited edition postcard versions of my paintings and handwritten thank you notes 

- archival 5x7" prints of the paintings you see above 

- original and commissioned sumi ink drawings and oil paintings 

- an ORIGINAL work of art from the Apeiron series to be made with you in mind while in Colorado. 

 - a limited edition hard back book showcasing paintings from my last two solo shows (Decoration Day and Vision & Omen). and of course, my undying gratitude and maybe my firstborn. 

 To see more of my work, please visit www.hannahhillart.com 

Sincerely, 

Hannah Hill

Risks and challenges

After this painting project is funded, a realistic risk is that I will run out of usable funds to ship out rewards and produce the limited edition book. That is why, in reality, I need to raise at least $3,000 to do this project safely. Since kickstarter is an all or nothing system- I've set the goal lower, to $2,500.

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    Thank you for giving me a boost to Colorado! You'll receive one matte 4"x 6" postcard version of one of my paintings seen to the left and a handwritten thank you note.

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    You'll receive one limited edition 5x7 print of a painting you see to the left! You'll also receive a handwritten thank you note.

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    You get two 8"x8" ORIGINAL ink drawings and a handwritten thank you note!

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    You'll receive a commissioned (Anything you like!) 10x10" sumi ink drawing and a handwritten thank you note.

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    You get a signed, limited edition, hard back copy of a book detailing my most recent solo exhibitions, "Decoration Day" and "Vision & Omen," + a commissioned 10x10" ink drawing and a print of any two paintings you see to your left.

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    You get a great deal - one original 2'x2' commissioned oil painting, and a signed, limited edition, hard back copy of a book detailing my most recent solo exhibitions, "Decoration Day" and "Vision & Omen"

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    You win. You get an original 4'x4' stretched oil painting from the Apeiron series, an 8x8" ink drawing, and a signed limited edition hard back book of my last two solo exhibitions - "Decoration Day" and "Vision & Omen." And a really out of control handwritten thank you note.

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