[UPDATE]: You can pledge for a photo whether New Yorker or Other.
You can only contribute to this project if you’re a Manhattan or Brooklynite!*
As an alternative to the tote, fanny pack, jean pocket, and human hand, I use my Conceptual Waist Apron, or what others call an “apron,” to carry my stuff.
Of the few I’ve painted for myself, I’ve appropriated the prints for two: the roses and airplanes print was conceived of by urban wear designer Jeremy Scott, and the lollipop is a representation of Wayne Thiebaud’s colored pencil drawing, Sucker. As the son of two lawyers, I’ve been raised as a copyright infringement-fearing person, and therefore will not sell these.
This project is to distribute two other models of painted aprons: one depicting Lipstick & Pokéballs, and the other, Screwdrivers & Jellyfish.
By its site-specific design, this apron is a conceptual art object. The wearer activates its characters’ bodies as sexual organs, but the binary is not as clear as M/F: it’s a game of inversions and mirror-ish power dynamics. Both species are stable individually, yet excited and conscious when put into play with each other.
To protect the art object’s commodity value, I will produce them as limited editions: two of each kind, four total (and I’ll label my initials with the edition number, “1/2” and “2/2,” on the back corner of each apron). However, unlike most fine art limited editions, these aprons will be washing machine friendly and pre-washed.
I paint these pretty meticulously, so they take me a while to make – moving at a steady rate, I’ll finish one apron about every two weeks. I’m aiming to have all four done in two and a half months (eight weeks plus a two week margin of error).
I've recently moved to NY and don't have any of the materials to do this. The cost of aprons, paint, brushes, and other necessary tools will be absorbed by your pledges, and the remainder will be spent on future art supplies.
*NOTE: I’m localizing this project’s distribution, so only if you’re in Manhattan or Brooklyn can you receive one hand delivered by me.
Risks and challenges
Qualitywise: These are not prints, so aprons will not be identical. They are what I am calling “uniquely similar.” They will match each other as closely as I can, but the visibility – the fingerprinted movement – of my hand is also what you’re paying for.
Timewise: As I’ve said, these take me an embarrassingly long time to create (outlining, waiting for pigment to set, ironing, washing, etc.). While I will try to complete them in the realistic time frame I’ve set, they could very possibly take longer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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