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Do you ever wonder what an artist was thinking? Do you want to know how something works? Start with the basics, Behind the 4 Elements.
Do you ever wonder what an artist was thinking? Do you want to know how something works? Start with the basics, Behind the 4 Elements.
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Have you been to an art museum lately? Did you stand behind the requisite velvet rope or mark on the floor as not to disturb the personal bubble of the artwork on the wall?

I like to pop those bubbles and let you in front of the rope, so I create paintings that do something. My interactive paintings started with a heated canvas, so blind patrons could actually touch the painting and feel the differences in color through the changes in temperature. Wicked cool right?!  Shortly after that, I created a second piece featuring water rolling out of the front of the canvas. I think this is wicked cool too, but also thought that it could be outdone. 

The idea for Behind the 4 Elements was born. I want to create unique paintings that will inform the patron about the historic four elements (fire, wind, water, and earth). I also want to provide some insights into the making of and the function of an interactive piece of artwork.

I decided to up the scale so each of the four elements will be on its own 4' x 4' panel. I am also upping the scale of showing the piece by making it an entry into this year's Artprize contest.

Your participation in this process makes you wicked cool too, and it helps not only in construction but the delivery of a large scale piece from central Illinois up to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Thank you for your interest and for being such a wicked cool patron of the arts. With your involvement I hope to see you in Grand Rapids.

Sean, Creationary at hotandcoldart.com

and Carabiner the Climbing Dog, Head Beagle of the Marketing Department

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    Get a bumper sticker with the "I helped support a starving artist" logo. The sticker reads, "$10 buys you lunch today or helps feed creativity for a lifetime."

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    Need a little something personal for your own space? Choose any of the existing paintings or photographs from our website that suits your style, and you will receive a signed 8 x 10 print.

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    You get a T-Shirt featuring the project's logo on the front and the "I helped a Starving artist" design on the back. PLUS, You will get a special mention by name at the project's venue.

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    I will create and ship a personal photo collage for a meaningful event in your life or for that special someone (graduation, wedding anniversary, birthday, mother's day, ground hog day, or any other day of the week) . See our website for examples. It's been known to make girls cry (in a good way...seriously).

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    Want to be at the installation? You will get to meet the me at the installation for your own personal tour. Then off to lunch, dinner or whatever meal is in between, my treat.

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    You get the original water painting prototype, and I will personally deliver it within 2.5 hours of Bloomington, IL. (Shipping outside this area will cost extra, but I'll make a special video for you highlighting its features since I won't be able to make it in person. If you are interested in this reward and live outside the personal delivery area, please contact me and I will give you a delivery quote.)

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    Commission your own one-of-a-kind heated painting or water work, and I will personally deliver it within 2.5 hours of Bloomington, IL. (Shipping outside this area will cost extra, but I'll make a special video for you highlighting its features since I won't be able to make it in person. If you are interested in this reward and live outside the personal delivery area, please contact me and I will give you a delivery quote.)

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