Animal Parade is an ongoing series of related art pieces by Olympia artist P. Calavara. While the medium changes from piece to piece to present the project in different ways, the thematic thread between the works (besides the aesthetics) is interactivity and variability. The meaning of the work is, of course, something else entirely.
The project will be kicked off, so to speak, with several unique pieces of interactive art shown in downtown Olympia during Olympia's Arts Walk on October 4th and 5th and this kickstarter is being done primarily to help finance some of that work. Animal Parade will be one of two projects P. Calavara is involved with that will be displayed at the Arbutus Folk School's opening (the other is a whole slew of Harmony Boom stuff, for those keeping count). This is also when all of the rewards and pieces will be done by.
There should be some pretty cool stuff being shown, done in a manner which people haven't seen before. Or at least in a manner that I've never seen before, which is basically the same thing,right?
Aside from the above two works, there is also a huge piece I'm currently working on that has over 100 different components, which people will be able to rearrange to their heart's content. Yow!
The purpose of the Kickstarter is to help offset some of the costs associated with producing all of this artwork and to help spread the word about the project to a larger audience. The intention is that the work will be produced either way, we're just looking to not go too far in the hole on our way there.
Postcard- I love the mail and I love mail carriers. Support them and also art by having a postcard sent to you.
Stickers- Yup. Get a couple of Animal Parade stickers mailed to you. Basically a small way to support the project.
Posters- There will be a couple of ~11"x17" posters produced featuring Animal Parade artwork.
Editioned Serigraphs- There will be two editioned serigraphs to be produced (edition size to be determined by number of backers). The unique thing about these is that while they will be editioned and produced from the same screens, no two of them will be alike. The foreground of each will feature line art arranged in a unique pattern on top of a random mess of ink, different on each and every print. The first ten backers for this will receive a piece of the production art that the prints were made from. The colors chosen for the project will be chosen during the printing process, including the ink for the backgrounds and whether or not the individual creatures are all the same color or all different.
Animal Parade Box- This piece of the project will be a box containing several pieces of Animal Parade that you can reorder however you like. While similar to the magnetic versions (pictured above) that will be on display at Arts Walk, this version will not be mounted on foam core and also might turn out to be a book. Unfortunately, at this time, we can't be a whole lot more specific since it is still under creation. I tend to think of the box as an art book, but this will be open to interpretation. Being of an artistic temperament, I plan on defining the project as new pieces of the project come in, letting it evolve on its own. Each box will include one original piece of art that goes into the making of the Animal Parade Box. Though they will all be India ink on bristol, some of this original art will be very tiny, barely 2"x2", while some will be as large as 11"x5". The selection will be random.
More?- More stuff may or may not be added as the project progresses. I like making new things, but I also have other projects and something like a life to live, so this may be it for now. Or, alternately, we may see an Animal Parade book appear. Whatta world!
All rewards should be available for pickup from our show during Arts Walk, Oct 4th and 5th, in downtown Olympia. If you're able to pick things up instead of having us mail them to you, then we'll definitely do what we can to give you something from my other goods to offset the delivery cost.
Risks and challenges
The only real risk is getting the project done on time, since it needs to be ready to go up on display at Arts Walk on October 4th and 5th. However, I'm pretty good at meeting strict deadlines. It's waiting on places like printers and whatnot that always seems to throw a stick in the spokes. So: we do what we can and keep our fingers crossed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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