I’m thrilled to introduce my limited edition print – Order Increasing.
I chose this piece for my Make 100 project as It made me realize that I wanted to be involved with art full time. It’s named Order Increasing because on first viewing the work seems chaotic, but as you look closer there's order and design connecting the jumble of elements. This piece is the impetus for me to do what I truly want to do with my time and energy, hence Order Increasing (and it's politer than 'Get Your A*se In Gear Simon').
I'm offering this piece in a way that you can make personal to you. The goal of this project is not only to get a piece of my art out into the world and take a step towards doing art full-time, but also, by releasing it thorugh kickstarter in a limited edition with customisation options, you can engage in the creative process and see something that can inspire you, hanging in your office/workshop/studio(toilet?), to remind you to keep going and follow through to making your own goals a reality.
I’ve always enjoyed the therapeutic and unrestricted nature of doodling. In the year before my son was born I spent much of my little free time unwinding with a pen or paintbrush, letting what ever was on and in my mind out onto a page or canvas. Many see doodling as a way to occupy your hands whilst listening to infernal hold music or zoning out in a lecture. For me it is a true art form when it’s taken seriously.
I’m working with a well established printer that I’ve used in the past to create accurate reproductions of my artwork. Offered is an open edition 8 inch square print and a limited edition 12 inch square print on Hahnemühle Bamboo. - Bamboo is the world's first digital fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. Bamboo represents spirituality, naturalness and resource-saving paper production. Bamboo really highlights the sensuality of images.
Giclee is a museum quality print using archival ink and paper that will last over 100 years. This is an exclusive kickstarter print for the duration of this campaign and will never be offered again. You can switch tiers any time before the campaign ends. UK Shipping is included and Rest-Of-World delivery is £6.
The 8 inch square open edition print
This reward can be selected from one of the many pre-made colour schemes. The colour scheme document can be viewed here and many of them will be featured here and on my instagram. I've even got some colour schemes from a few of may favourite instagram artists for you.
The 12 inch square limited edition print with customisation options
This will include the option to have one of the pre-made colour schemes, but alternativly you can select and name your own colour scheme. Once the project moves to the next stage I will send out a survey for you to pick your print. I will include instructions for you to send me the accurate information for your custom colour scheme and I will also send you a low resolution proof to approve.
Inspiration for your colour scheme can come from anywhere. You may have a specfic room or wall you want to jazz up and can match it to your decor. You may have a favourite artist and can pull colours from their work. It could be colours that remind you of a loved one or even taken from a photo of a puppy! - View the colour selection document here.
Selections will need to be confirmed within 2 weeks to allow time for the print run and distribution.
I'm also offering the original sketchbook page for £500. I really don't expect this to get pledged... but should someone want to help me out that much, and if this piece can help me that much too, I'd be dumbfounded and incredibly grateful.
STRETCH GOAL #1 - £1000 - COMPLETE!
If the Project reaches £1000 I will include 4 art card prints for everyone who backs for an 8x8 print and upwards.
These haven't been printed yet but wont affect the fulfillment of the rewards.
STRETCH GOAL #2 - £3200
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Risks and challenges
There are always risks with projects but I feel I have done my due diligence to mitigate these.
The artwork is already prepared and ready for sending to the printer. In the case of the custom colour schemes I have allowed time for communication with the backers to prepare the work as they request.
Should I have an issue with my computer I have access to another with the programs I need to use. I also have all my work stored on a backup drive and a cloud drive.
I have spoken with the printer and they are happy they can deliver the prints in the stated time frame. I also have a back up printer should there be a massive increase in demand for the non limited prints. I also have my test prints and I'm happy with the quality and standard of their work.
I've allowed time for delivery to world wide destinations but some deliveries will take longer than others.
I'll be available to answer questions throughout the project. my instagram will be the best place to do that but you can reach me through Kickstarter too. Any useful information will be added to the FAQs depending on F the Qs get Aed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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