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...a muted but colourful world of fanciful beasts for your wall in 2016.
...a muted but colourful world of fanciful beasts for your wall in 2016.
103 backers pledged CA$ 6,922 to help bring this project to life.

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look I drew you a whale calendar!

The intention of this Kickstarter is to fund the creation of the calendar through the collection of pre-orders. After last years Baseball Calendar, I wanted to create a similar project but with a very different subject matter also near and dear to me: whales.

whale studies
whale studies

The whale, the spirit of the deep: carriers of wisdom and history. Their vastness is not unlike that of the ocean itself. Forever detached from our ancient past, can the whale sense the human ego and its longing to reconnect? In an attempt to reflect this detachment, like a dream, the whale in all its forms has been a great source of inspiration in my practice.

orca
orca

I often dream of whales and yet, I have never seen one. I feel as though they inform my work more so than are the subject of my work - as they are instinctively incorporated into so much of what I create. I believe that if everyone considered the ocean in this way - as an informant to our lives and livelihoods, rather than the subject of our exploits - we would appreciate her, and ourselves, so much more. 

into the deep
into the deep

Here are some details of what the calendar will look like (more details to come as the project moves forward):

  • Printing will be done on quality linen textured card stock from an environmentally friendly printshop based in Montreal.
  • Wire-O binding
  • Each calendar will come with a signed limited edition 5x7 print. The image that will printed has not been chosen yet.
  • Calendar is approximately 13in x 8.5in
possible page design
possible page design
think i'll be making the numbers a bit smaller..
think i'll be making the numbers a bit smaller..

If you do not see a reward tier that suits what you want (for example, if you want to order more than 3 calendars), please message me and I will add a custom reward for you!

piling up
piling up
beginnings
beginnings

 Very special thanks to Ryan Carley for providing the music clip for my little video.

Here are some of the drawings that will appear in the Calendar if funding goes through. These are also some of the originals up for grabs in the rewards section:

Minke Whale
Minke Whale
Sperm Whale
Sperm Whale
Beluga
Beluga
Orca
Orca
Bowhead Whale
Bowhead Whale
Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale

Risks and challenges

My goal is that you receive your calendar and print orders in time for the holidays, except where indicated in the rewards menu. I will work my hardest to avoid any setbacks and find solutions to anything that may prevent me from hitting this deadline..

I am using a printshop that I have had a great working relationship with for the past 6 years on a number of different projects. However, as is the case when working with third parties, unforeseen challenges can arise. Rest assured that I will keep funders informed of any changes throughout the process.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $7

    One 5x7 Whale Print of one of the drawings from the calendar

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    One pack of 12 4x6 whale postcards

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    One limited edition whale calendar + One 5x7 limited edition whale print + One 11x14 whale print of one of the images in the calendar

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    Two limited edition whale calendar + Two 5x7 limited edition whale print

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    One 9x6 / 9.5 x 7 original one-of-a-kind whale watercolour drawing.

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    Three limited edition whale calendars + Three limited edition whale prints (limited editions are all the same image)

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    One 9x6 / 9.5 x 7 original one-of-a-kind whale watercolour drawing + One limited edition whale calendar + One 5x7 limited edition whale print

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    Pledge CA$ 165 or more About $123

    Five limited edition whale calendars + Five limited edition whale prints (limited editions are all the same image and come with every calendar)

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    Eight limited edition whale calendars + Eight limited edition whale prints (limited editions are all the same image and come with every calendar)

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    Pledge CA$ 450 or more About $334

    Thirteen limited edition whale calendars (30$ea) + Thirteen limited edition whale prints (limited editions are all the same image and come with every calendar) + One 9x6 / 9.5 x 7 original one-of-a-kind whale watercolour drawing (60$ instead of 100$)

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