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Help create a fairy army to travel the globe and spread awareness of the natural, invisible life that quietly enrich our world. Read more

New York, NY Art
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Help create a fairy army to travel the globe and spread awareness of the natural, invisible life that quietly enrich our world.

New York, NY Art
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About this project

A sight unseen is no less beautiful.

I want to draw attention to the small things, the hidden things, animals, plants, fungus, bacteria, fairies, and energies. Paying attention to small will help create a more connected and compassionate relationship with the universe. In order to bypass the emotional arguments inherent when discussing anything not deemed a fashionable or worthy cause, the fairies chose me to create art promoting this message — a creature of pure emotion can expand compassion for creatures not cute enough or fur-coat desired enough to make it onto lists of what is being lost and getting attention on popular campaigns.

Join me in building a fairy army to spread this message.
The fairy labor union is a coalition founded to spread the fairy message: That nothing is insignificant. Paying attention to all life, no matter how small, will create a more connected, compassionate, and empathetic relationship with the world around us. By raising awareness of the mythical fairy, we hope to make people more receptive to the very real plight of all life, and the shared tragedies of all peoples, beasts, plants, and bacteria down to the most minute sentient molecule.


The art is about raising awareness of the loss of life suffered in the non-human community. The connection between the art and the endangerment of animal life is metaphorical: by giving their attention to the fairies, people will become more aware of hidden tragedies happening now, such as the plight of the endangered animals on the IUCN Red List: the species that don't include pandas, whales and eagles, but still need our help and attention. This theme will be well articulated in the art shows.

for an example here is the indian purple frog [Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis] an endangered little-known species that is certainly no poster child like a panda. photo courtesy of karthickbala/wikicommons

and here is the indian purple frog [Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis] another endangered little-known species. photo courtesy of karthickbala/wikicommons

Previous art created by Matthew Waldman for this cause has already enjoyed shows in tokyo, london, new york and los angeles. The message demands a wider audience and a fairy army is what is required!

Help me create this army! The resulting art, 20~40 fairy soldiers will then be displayed in a New York City gallery show before traveling the world to spread their message of the extraordinary, possibility, and a natural world that encompasses the whole universe.

The money raised will be used to produce the art: polychromed resin casts and mix-media art pieces of members of the F.L.U. [Fairy Labour Union] as well as develop a series of prints to commemorate the show and spread the message of protecting under-publicized endangered species. in addition, funds raised above the $15K budget will be used to bring the show to more cities. 20% of profits from art work sold at the shows will go to the IUCN Red List.

All funders will receive V.I.P. invites to the preview of the show and be credited!

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    our thanks and good feelings!

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    You will receive a print and a silk screen print and be listed as a benefactor on all web and print materials

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    you will receive one of the fairy sculptures from the show!

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    you will receive a fairy sculpture, a fairy signed silk screen print as well as your name being listed as a sponsor on all promotional materials

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