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Robin VanHoozerBy Robin VanHoozer
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Robin VanHoozerBy Robin VanHoozer
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Chloe Encaustic, Thread, Vintage Lace, Photographs, on Paper Women's Size 6
Chloe Encaustic, Thread, Vintage Lace, Photographs, on Paper Women's Size 6

Echoes Through Time Art Installation Project

Hello World! I’m Robin VanHoozer and I’m passionate about painting and making unusual things. The Echoes Through Time multimedia installation project explores the themes of time, gender, work and resolve through the use of encaustic and mixed media. I've been exhibiting my work regionally and nationally for several years and now I'm excited to share this new incredible visual journey that I've been on. Echoes Through Time begins when I read my grandmother's handwritten journal, which are a firsthand account of her life of work, and my fascination with time. Focusing on illuminating women's work and voices, the installation is laden with words spoken from a personal past and then are handed down from generation to generation echoing down through time. Echoes through Time reveals the invisible routine of the daily life of women. The story of the workaday world is told though each day of the week. I've been sewing my way from Sunday to Saturday creating objects that range from seven life size dress sculptures and handmade books to collages that are painted and stitched. The pieces that include stitching are hand sewn and incorporate encaustic wax paint with an abundance of mixed media objects. If you haven't heard of encaustic paint that's ok, it's melted beeswax, pigment, and some other stuff like resin. The act of stitching reflects the repetition of the days of work. In one part of the installation the viewer will have an opportunity to write a note sharing a memory of words from their childhood that echoes through their lives today. Echoes Through Time illustrates the importance of women's voices in shaping the future. 

Tuesday's Chamber with Clean Book Encaustic and Mixed Media on Box 14 x 36 (open)
Tuesday's Chamber with Clean Book Encaustic and Mixed Media on Box 14 x 36 (open)
Madame Josephine's Fortune Telling Cabinet Encaustic, Photographs, Beads, Thread on Box 16.5 x 24 x 11.5
Madame Josephine's Fortune Telling Cabinet Encaustic, Photographs, Beads, Thread on Box 16.5 x 24 x 11.5

Illuminating Daily Life

Echoes Through Time is an installation piece organized around the passage of time and the repetition of daily tasks  performed by women during the seven days of the week. While multiple tasks are completed every day in the lives of women I have focused on one task for each day of the week. Sunday's task is baking and Monday is for washing. Tuesday is cleaning day and Wednesday's task is communicating. Thursday is for sleeping, Friday is for entertaining, and Saturday represents marriage and family. These are tasks, in one form or another, that have been performed in the past, are being performed now, and will be performed in the future. They are necessary for survival and for lives to thrive. The objects and images in Echoes Through Time come from a place inside me that was at first unknown, calling me to create with my only guide being follow my heart and take a leap of faith.

Tuesday's Clean Book Encaustic, Photographs, Thread, and Mixed Media on Paper 9.5 x 6
Tuesday's Clean Book Encaustic, Photographs, Thread, and Mixed Media on Paper 9.5 x 6

Funding 

The $5500.00 target goal will support several key aspects of exhibiting Echoes Through Time  and facilitate the best viewing experience for the audience. Your financial contribution will help fund the illumination of women's voices and bring the Echoes Through Time installation project to life. Much gratitude!

Photographing and digitally documenting the work and exhibition - $1500.00

Production of video and flat screen display to play video and key visual components of the exhibition - $1000.00

Printing of high quality full color 12" x 9" catalogues - $1000.00

Promotion and Presentation of work - $500.00

Transportation of the work - $1000.00

Timeline

It's a very busy time in the studio while I'm completing the work that is a part of the Echoes Through Time collection. I am on target to complete the work on time plus there are four aspects of the installation that will make it a success. The exhibition is scheduled for April of 2019. A venue has been secured and the location and time will be announced at a later date. I place the highest priority on the public having the best possible viewing experience. First, having high quality photographs to document the work is crucial to this and to promoting the installation. My goal is to have the work photographed by late February 2109. Second, a major part of the multimedia installation is the digital technology to display the video component that will make it possible for the public to clearly see and participate in the experience. My goal is to have completed the video in March of 2019. Third, the printing of a high quality, full color catalogue will help build interest and excitement with the public. My goal is have the printing completed by late March 2019. Finally, transportation of the work to and from the venue will require a moving company and the dates will be determined closer to the exhibition with the installation concluding in June of 2019. 

Rewards

Here's the fun part! The rewards! The target date for delivery of rewards is August 2019.

Draft Design of Postcard
Draft Design of Postcard
Draft Design of Catalogue
Draft Design of Catalogue

Help support the illumination of women's voices and bring the Echoes Through Time Installation Project to life!

Risks and challenges

Three potential challenges facing Echoes Through Time are transportation of the work, budget shortfalls, and completion of the work on time. Previous installations I have done have been room size and this is my first large scale installation. First, there always potential risk when moving fine art. Transportation of the wax dress sculptures and other work will require a large truck. A reliable moving company that has transported my work before will be contracted for the job. Second, I have a vision for my installation that I am excited to share with the public and to fully see my vision through requires digital technology, printing of the catalogue, and transportation of the work. Through this fundraiser I'm dedicating myself to seeing that the viewer have the best and fullest possible experience with the installation. Third, there is always a time crunch with a major installation, however the project is on pace to meet the timeline goals.

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    Thank you! Echoes Through Time Postcard

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    Original Small Floral Drawing

    Original 8" x8" Floral Drawing
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    Original 20" x 12.5" Encaustic with Photograph Painting on Paper. seven different designs are available.

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    Original Encaustic with Thread on Paper

    Take a walk through daily life with a your choice of seven original 12" x 12" Encaustic and Thread on Paper pieces. First come, First serve. Artist will schedule studio visit prior to event.

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    29" x 41" Oil Pastel Drawing

    Original 29" x 41" Oil Pastel Drawing from the Echoes Through Time Collection. Comes already framed in natural maple. Framed size is 35" x 47".
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    3-D Dress Sculpture

    Original 3-D encaustic wax dress made with encaustic paint, paper, and mixed media. Includes dress, mannequin, and stand. First come, first serve. Artist will schedule studio visit prior of event.

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