Risks and challenges
There are several factors that come into play for all of this to come together.
First: My equipment and gallery fixtures are in Michigan, which is not a small thing, as my etching press and framing equipment alone weigh about 4000 pounds, add another 1000 pounds for the marble pedestals, track lighting, studio furnishings, and the cost to bring it to California increases.
Second: This is the hard one, there were many small things that were stolen from my home when I was just starting this journey. Blades for my moulding chopper, for example, which are of no use to anyone but me, but have a replacement cost of $375.00; gears for my press, hand tools, inks, and chemicals that are almost impossible to replace here in California. The list is long but gets shorter with your help, and for that I’m thankful.
Third: All of the etchings I created on copper plates, over 100 in the last tweny years, my life’s work, were stolen for the copper they were created on. The cost of replacing the metal alone is in the thousands, the time and the art itself, priceless. But I have begun again. I already have twelve new images which I have been working on in the last six months since I’ve been in Oakland. They are now in their final stages of completion, and I will buy more materials with your help. Things do get better.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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