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A moment in time turned into a visual masterpiece, delivering a message and experience of Inspiration. Read more

Austin, TX Art
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A moment in time turned into a visual masterpiece, delivering a message and experience of Inspiration.

Austin, TX Art
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Shawn

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MY PROJECT GOAL:
My goal is to inspire and lift people's daily life by displaying Artistic images and messages around the city on billboards.  To accomplish this, my first step is to have my (top choice) art-image pixelation improved so it's capable of printing much larger, such as billboards, with more clarity. 

The first and most powerful piece I've created is called "Enjoy The Moments" and it resembles the fact that some of the most simple still-moments we see everyday are lost without enhancing their beauty.  So, it's inspirational message is a reminder to Enjoy The Moments.  And, the visual is truly beautiful!  I'd love for every home, every office, and every City to experience (in person, on canvas or on billboard) what this fine art image can do for their daily inspiration and their evening relaxation. 

In order to accomplish this goal I need to have my image professionally pixelation improved in order to accommodate larger print qualities.  Your backer reward will be the finer image, or the original, if preferred.

From there, I want to continue to contribute inspiration to society by promoting more of my work I've created in a series called "LIFT"  - LIFT is a series of images I've created through my photography and my post-editing which are originated in efforts to Lift life through an inspiring message and visual experience to the viewer. 

MY PROCESS:  I have an inspiring guesture clear in my mind, I scout a location, snap a photo, and edit it to bring out an artistic flavor of abstract vibrancy that enhances my intentions.  In some cases, I add paint for further enhancement, including flourescent paint for an ultraviolet experience under black-light.   It's really cool!  See the update with both images to compare with paint, and without paint.

People that have seen it in person: "I could stare at this all day" - Kim, a local Banker, Houston TX "Wow, I NEED one of these for my house" - Todd, G.I.S. Mapping Analyst, Austin TX"WOW!, I Love this image!" - Marilyn, professional paint Artist, Austin TXIt's vibrancy and mind-lightening effect engages the audience’s aesthetic sensibilities, demonstrating the rebirth of "Art" as a visually intriguing experience.

Based on the reactions received from viewers, and the highly emotional gratification they get, this image seems to have the power to soothe stresses in households, calm anxious patients in the waiting rooms of Doctors/Dentists offices, and maybe even reduce crime in big cities if it were placed on billboards as part of a subconscious effort! (Well, I hope to find out soon enough about the billboard idea!  On a billboard, this image will light up a city!)

You'll find yourself (and your guests) staring at this piece for long periods of time. It's like a campfire, or a 100 mile view!.... you'll lose yourself in the gaze while it refreshes your thoughts and clears your mind. If you haven't experienced this yet, you must have it on Canvas for your own home or business.  

The $750 is set for accomplishing phase1, and enough pledges here can allow me to pursue my bigger goal of continuing this process as more than a hobby. And, I have some valuable rewards offered!  Experience this art image for yourself by ordering a large print today via your pledge here and capture a limited signed edition for Kickstarter backers only. A five foot Canvas is highly recommended for a life-size experience you can embrace everyday and share with your guests whether at home or at work.  

Phase One: Initial Funds for this project will go towards final image-mastery and print-testing to ensure quality is ready for mass production and maximum enjoyment, including oversized prints. (approx $750+/-) 

Phase Two: Additional funds beyond the $750 image-mastering/proof stage will go towards distribution costs associated with getting this piece out in front of as many eyes as possible, as soon as possible. This will include national Art submission/entry fees, billboard Art submissions, partnering with distribution channels, Art shows, trade shows, and Agency fees. (approx $2,500+/-)

Most Backers will receive a Limited Edition, Artist-signed print (See the Pledge Values for your choice of print and exclusiveness). Let's make the world a better place through the effects of Art.  

Thank you, and remember: Whether you plan on Backing this project or not, be sure to "Like" it, "Tweet" it, and Share the Link on your social media outlets so you can document at least some participation here.  You'll be glad you contributed those 90 seconds!

I've pledged to many projects here and it only takes a minute to help out. And please, those that are pledging money, be sure to utilize the social media sharing as well. Thank you again!

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    $1 reward

    1 backer

    Access to all the project updates. Satisfaction of being a pledge in what plans to be a moment in Art History. Plus, you're invited to the Permier party. Thank you for participating, and don't forget to share on your social networks so you have public documentation of your participation!

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    $5 reward

    1 backer

    Your name on the "Honorable-Mention" List, documenting that you were a Backer that helped make this historic moment happen. You're invited to the Premier party, PLUS, you're on the guest list! Who knows, maybe by the time the Premier rolls around, you can sell your guest list position for more than five bucks!

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    $12 reward

    1 backer

    A postcard-sized image will be signed by Artist and mailed directly to you! Your name on the "Honorable-Mention" List documenting your participation and will act as a monument of sorts. You're invited to the Premier party, PLUS you are on the guest list!

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    $20 reward

    0 backers

    All of the above, plus one additional Artist-signed postcard, mailed directly to the same address in case you want to sell one of them for far more than your backing cost here once this project is complete and the Artwork is worldly recognized. After all, these are "Artist-signed" and will be limited. And yes, you're on the guest list at the Premier!

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    $50 reward

    0 backers

    An 18-inch Poster Print, signed by Artist, plus everything in the $20 pledge above (which includes your name on the Honorable-Mention List, two Artist-signed postcards of this image mailed to you, and you're on the guest list for the Premier). This is the last reward that is unlimited. All rewards from here on will be limited-edition offerings.

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    $100 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    Limited to 50. An 18 inch Canvas Print, signed by Artist, plus the poster print and everything in the $20 pledge. A great package for any entry-level collector because these signed Canvas' will be even more limited. This size canvas with Artist's signature will be limited to 50 and will be labeled "1 of 50" through "50 of 50" as a special edition signature print for this Backer occasion. (add shipping costs please for any International shipping).

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    $325 reward

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    Limited to 20. A large 3 foot Canvas Print, signed by Artist, plus everything in the $20 pledge. These larger signed Canvas' with Artist's signature will be even more limited to only 20 and will be labeled "1 of 20" through "20 of 20" as a special edition signature print for this Backer occasion. (add shipping costs please for any International shipping)

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    $750 reward

    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    Limited to 8. A large 5 foot Canvas Print, signed by Artist, plus everything in the $20 pledge. These 5 foot signed Canvas' with Artist's signature will be limited to only 12 and will be labeled "1 of 12" through "12 of 12" to distinguish itself as an original to the story of this work and the Artist. This is an exceptional package to pledge as an experienced collector who knows the value of large sized prints, artist-signed works, and limited-edition pieces. (add shipping costs please for any International shipping) (actual #1 is reserved for the top tier Backer in the $5k pledge below)

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    Limited to 4. A large 5 foot Canvas Print, signed by Artist, plus everything in the $50 pledge, PLUS your name+1 on the VIP List at the Premier which includes immediate entry, reserved seating, and open bar for two.
    These 5 foot signed Canvas' with Artist's signature will be limited to only 12 and will be labeled "1 of 12" through "12 of 12" to distinguish itself as an original to the story of this work and the Artist. This is an exceptional package to pledge for as an experienced collector and a VIP attendee to the Premier. (actual #1 is reserved for the top tier Backer in the $5k pledge below)

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    $2,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    Limited to only four Backers. Includes all offerings in the $1,000 pledge, Plus a personal "Meet The Artist" session with reserved ability for picture taking, Plus an Artist-signed print from one of the new releases that night. Expect new releases to be in line with the vibrancy of Artist's style. The new release will be signed and Labeled as only 1 of 5 for an ultimate limited edition collection documenting that day in history. (a valuable pledge for any Art investor or Collector of rare limited editions and experiences) (add-shipping costs please for any international shipping) (actual #1 is reserved for the top tier Backer in the $5k pledge below)

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    $5,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    ONLY ONE OPPORTUNITY. Reserved Artist's Signatures in both series. You will get the actual #1 of 25 and you will get #1 of 5. This pledge also Includes everything in the $2,000 pledge, PLUS round trip domestic Air Fare and Hotel Accommodations for two to the Premier, PLUS the most exclusive VIP status at the Premier with an onsite Artist's signing/handshake/photo-opp of the new-release print with Artist. Media will be present.
    (This is a highly valuable opportunity for any exclusive collector of Art and/or rare-experiences.)
    Come be a part of history at a low cost. International Shipping is included!

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