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A surreal watercolour journey to the edge of our planets ocean.
A surreal watercolour journey to the edge of our planets ocean.
A surreal watercolour journey to the edge of our planets ocean.
117 backers pledged CA$ 6,551 to help bring this project to life.

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Oceans

The secret to life on earth is the Ocean.

"Whether we are inveterate inlanders or dwell perpetually on the tide line, we have an oceanic memory. Indeed, such are the correspondences between ocean and our psychic depths that the two might be visible and invisible forms of the same reality."*

"Whole ecosystems, untouched by sunlight, flourish in the sea just as networks of accumulated experience flourish in the psyche, enhancing the waters regardless of our knowledge of their existence."*

Sample of Possible Pages (don't worry, they won't all be January)
Sample of Possible Pages (don't worry, they won't all be January)

 

Sample of Possible Pages (don't worry, they won't all be January)
Sample of Possible Pages (don't worry, they won't all be January)

 

 

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Work in Progress...

I was raised by the knowledgeable instruction of my father, a marine biologist, and my mother, a kindergarten and special ed teacher – both with strong environmental consciences. Their interests fostered in me a sense of wonder and humble appreciation of our oceans. 

This years artwork will be inspired by photographs taken near and of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Grand-Barachois, NB and Ocean City, NJ. My double exposures often reflect the world I see and feel and are as accurate a representation as I can get. I would like to take these images a step further by painting them in watercolour. 

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Work in Progress...

 

 

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This marks the fourth year I will be attempting to fund the creation of a Calendar to grace your walls. Without pre-orders to help with high production costs, I will not be able to afford to print this project, so if you are interested, please consider pre-ordering to help me make this a reality.

If you do not see a reward combination that suits your needs, please let me know and I will add a custom reward for you.

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From Photograph to Painting: 

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Image Sequence

 

Evolution of an Image from last years Calendar
Evolution of an Image from last years Calendar

 

Page Sample from 2017 Calendar
Page Sample from 2017 Calendar

 

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beginnings...
beginnings...

 

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Reward Tiers:

  • 11x14 Print from Calendar + Calendar 55$ - (value 70$)
  • Two (or more*) 2018 Oceans Calendars - 60$ (value 70$) + additional calendars 25$ ea (value 35$ ea)
  • Original Painting 200$ (value 300$) + 25$ for the calendar (value 35$)

Here are some details of what the calendar will look like:

  • Printing is done on beautiful linen textured 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 (I have noticed that every year, my printshop prints the calendar smaller despite my use of the same template - this is something I hope to rectify this year)
  • Available in French or English

Artwork from previous Calendars:

Whale Calendar 2016

Other Worlds 2017

Baseball Calendar 2015

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*The Book of Symbols - Reflections on Archetypal Images 

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Risks and challenges

I am using a printshop that I've had a great working relationship with for the past 8 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.

Despite using the same template every year, my printer has cropped the calendar down smaller and smaller every year. It will be my priority to ensure it is printed the same size as my 2015 calendars.

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    Desktop Background

    Digital Download of an image from the calendar for your desktop background

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    One 5x7 Print

    Choose an image from the 2018 Calendar (you'll be surveyed at the end of the campaign)

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    Pack of Postcards with each image from the Calendar.

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    One 2018 Oceans Calendar

    *EARLY BIRD*

    Each calendar includes a limited edition print of an image from this years calendar.

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    • 1 5x7 limited edition print
    • 1 Desktop Background
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    MTL ONLY One 2018 Oceans Calendar

    *EARLY BIRD*

    MONTREAL ONLY - NO SHIPPING - PICK UP ONLY

    Each calendar includes a limited edition print of an image from this years calendar.

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    11x14 + free 5x7 limited edition Print

    I don't use Calendars, I just want a print!

    11x14 and 5x7 both printed on linen card stock

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    • 1 Desktop Background
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    One 2018 Oceans Calendar

    Each calendar includes a limited edition print of an image from this years calendar.

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    • 1 5x7 limited edition print
    • 1 Desktop Background
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    MTL ONLY One 2018 Oceans Calendar

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    Each calendar includes a limited edition print of an image from this years calendar.

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    • 1 5x7 limited edition print
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    12 Greeting Cards

    12 individual Greeting Cards (blank inside) + envelope.

    One of each image inside the Calendar (+cover).

    (value $6 ea)

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    11x14 Print from Calendar + Calendar

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    Two (or more*) 2018 Oceans Calendars

    Take advantage of even better than *Early Bird* pricing if you purchase more than one calendar:

    *Please add an additional 25$ per calendar to your pledge if you would like more than two.

    Each calendar includes a limited edition print of an image from this years calendar.

    Includes:
    • 2 limited edition 2018 Oceans Calendars
    • 2 5x7 limited edition prints (same image)
    • 1 Desktop Background
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    MTL Two (or more*) 2018 Oceans Calendars

    MONTREAL ONLY - NO SHIPPING - PICK UP ONLY

    Take advantage of even better than *Early Bird* pricing if you purchase more than one calendar:

    *Please add an additional 25$ per calendar to your pledge if you would like more than two.

    Each calendar includes a limited edition print of an image from this years calendar.

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    • 2 limited edition 2018 Oceans Calendars
    • 2 5x7 limited edition prints (same image)
    • 1 Desktop Background
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    Original Watercolour

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    You may also have the opportunity to choose remaining originals from Calendars past.

    Paintings are 9x12

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    Original Watercolour + Calendar

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    Free Shipping in North America

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    Paintings are 9x12

    Includes:
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    • 1 Desktop Background
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Funding period

- (30 days)