Cocha Cashu (and the story of the watercolor reward)
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Yesterday a friend asked me to tell more about the last reward, the « watercolor painted in Amazon rainforest ». Good idea. Let me tell you the little story behind this reward (and also about a new one coming).
It was a few months ago. I already had the fieldworkfail blog, illustrating fieldwork failures (but not yet the project of making a book).
And then I received a message from a Peruvian scientist, Roxana. She was working in a biological station in Amazon rainforest, Southeast Peru, in one of the most preserved natural places in the world.
In Cocha Cashu, the name of the field station, researchers and scientists conduct studies in the site, on like primates, birds, jaguars, and forest composition.
Roxana kindly invited me to come to Cocha Cashu, as a cooperation between scientists and artists! I would be honored to participate to the communication of the biological station and visit such a place, so of course I accepted!
It’s a place quite cut off from the rest of the world, there is only boats once every 2 weeks and it takes several days to go there. I plan to stay a whole month there, sketching and observing the scientists who themselves observe animals ;)
I plan to go to the biological station in October/November and I hope to be able to post a lot of sketches and illustrations in my fieldworkfail blog. I'd like to draw the rainforest and capture the life in Cocha Cashu. There is also the possibility for me to illustrate some live fieldwork fails while there. These may be things that interest all of you :)
The watercolor proposed in the reward would be one of the watercolors I plan to paint during this month of Cosha Cashu fieldwork.
As a sample of what these watercolors might look like, here are some watercolors I did on the other side of the Amazon rainforest, in French Guyana.
Because I plan to sketch a lot at Cocha Cashu, I’m also creating a new reward : « Deluxe Set + Sketch ».
These are examples of sketches I draw with pen and ink!
I plan to allow Cocha Cashu to use copies of the drawings I create for education and communication purposes. All originals though will be available in the rewards for the FieldworkFail Kickstarter project. :)
Cosha Cachu’s mission is to contribute to the knowledge and conservation of tropical biological diversity.
Thanks for reading this update and being part of our journey so far!!
We are now VERY close to be fully funded. Maybe tomorrow, or even in a few hours if we’re very lucky!! Thank you for so much support!