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you give me words, i give you art. repeat 1024 times. a book gets made. awesome!
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***NOTE: EVEN THOUGH I'VE REACHED THE GOAL, THERE ARE STILL BITS AVAILABLE TO BE HAD! YOU CAN STILL PLEDGE AND BE PART OF THE PROJECT!***

the simple:

you pledge ten dollars. for every ten dollars, you give me a word or phrase. that word or phrase gets turned into a 5"x5" painting, which you will receive.

don't worry about submitting words right now. there will be a form sent out if the project is successful so you can get your words to me.

only rule... nothing particularly religious or political, cuz that's not my bag. nothing particularly vulgar, either. not because that isn't my bag... but i'm trying to keep this somewhat kid friendly :)

this will be done over 1000 times.

awesome!

more in depth:

there's this big art competition in the city i live called artprize. it's near impossible for small works (which i do) to gain any notice in this competition.

so, i had this idea to make over 1000 thematically tied paintings. now, this presented a problem for me. how to i come up with 1000 different ideas without killing my brain? well... i figured i'd ask other people for ideas... and this project was born!

and since artprize is a competition judged by the public, who better than the public to give me the content for my piece?

these paintings will be collected into a large display for artprize, which takes place in september. the paintings will be sent to their owners after the competition.

all the paintings will also be collected into a book which will span 4 volumes. that's what the money is for.

your name will be included in the book's appendix, referenced to the painting you titled.

so, why the 1024 number?

well, my original plan was to do 1000 paintings. when deciding how to display them, i figured the most efficient would be in a big grid. the closest to 1000 you can get with that is a 32 x 32 grid, yielding 1024 pieces.

that's since changed, breaking the entire display into four parts, looking a little something like this: 1024 is also a really geeky number as well. :)

i will start work on the paintings as soon as pledges start coming in, and will update the project blog with the progress.

for more info on the artprize thing, go here: http://www.artprize.org

to see some of my work, go here: http://www.pesipop.com

follow me: http://twitter.com/pesipop

oh yeah, and on facebook: http://facebook.com/pesipop

and now, tumblr: http://1024bits.tumblr.com

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    THE 1 BIT REWARD. you submit one word or phrase, you get one painting. simple. easy.

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    THE 2 BIT REWARD. you submit two words or phrases, you get two paintings. nothing extra, cuz this is a 2 bit reward.

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    THE 4 BIT REWARD. you submit four words or phrases, you get four paintings. you also get the volume of the book that the four paintings will be in. pretty cool.

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    THE 8 BIT REWARD. you submit eight words or phrases, you get eight paintings. you'll also get the volume of the book your paintings are in. PLUS a special custom made pesi style painting of your favorite Super Mario Bros. 3 character. Cuz that's the best 8 bit thing ever.

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    THE 16 BIT REWARD. you submit sixteen words or phrases, you get sixteen paintings. the paintings will be divided among the four volumes of the book, of which you will receive a copy of each. that's pretty freaking awesome.

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    Pledge US$ 1,280 or more About US$ 1,280

    THE 128 BIT REWARD. so, this is pretty much like the 16 bit reward, you get sixteen words or phrases, you get 16 paintings. plus the four books. awesome, right? BUT you will also receive the following: the fourth volume of the book will be dedicated to you. sweet! also, you will be flown to grand rapids during artprize, so you can check out the exhibition and be able to vote on it! the paintings and books will be hand delivered to you by me. double sweet! plus, i will make you a pizza. that's right, I WILL MAKE YOU A PIZZA. doesn't get much better than that! but what about those other 112 bits? those will be made from words i ask total strangers for in the course of my day to day business. awesome. and then those paintings will be auctioned off after the exhibition, with proceeds going to the charity of your choice. super awesome!

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