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Art Show featuring traditional paintings modified subtly (above) and to abstraction (video) with crystalline facetation.
Art Show featuring traditional paintings modified subtly (above) and to abstraction (video) with crystalline facetation.
12 backers pledged $1,100 to help bring this project to life.

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While I personally like intricate, abstract art, I realize that not everyone wants to stare at that kind of thing hanging above their couch every day for years on end. So I have developed a style which incorporates beautiful scenes, such as many by Monet, for example. I retain the overall composition and color and add my own abstract, crystalline texture. The result looks like Monet from across the room, but up close you can see an intricate geometric texture. It is overall pleasing but with a modern twist. Cream on the taco, as my wife says. I call it Facetation. 

The Facetation method doesn't work on all pieces and has to be adjusted for those pieces that it does work with. The impressionists are good candidates for this method because they painted very fast. They were interested in capturing the overall, well, impression and the brush strokes were not their main concern. I replace their brush strokes with my perfect triangles. Their impression is retained. 

The above, Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles, represents the realistic end of a spectrum. When the Facitation is cranked up and possibly combined with other images, the result is abstract rather than realistic. The net result is that I produce a range of images from realistic to abstract. 

Putting on a show requires rendering more than a dozen pieces, some large. This costs money and the return is uncertain and delayed, at best. Kickstarter provides a mechanism for people to pledge money beforehand and so that I produce just the pieces needed as Rewards. I do not have to increase the price to allow for the uncertainty and delay. Those who pledge will receive show quality Rewards at the best possible price.

Risks and challenges

My own personal contribution to the art work is in the creation of image files. Many of these files already exist for the show and for the rewards. The physical prints are rendered by commercial printers, both for the show and rewards. I have allocated about one third of the pledged funds to cover standard commercial printing. There is little likelihood that that I will not be able to deliver as promised.

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