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Contribute to my project and help me pursue a new series of Pareidolia drawings inspired by a two-month stay in the Hudson Valley.
Contribute to my project and help me pursue a new series of Pareidolia drawings inspired by a two-month stay in the Hudson Valley.
104 backers pledged $2,567 to help bring this project to life.

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Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon of seeing a recognizable image in something otherwise random, like clouds or wood grain. About a decade ago, I spilled and blotted some ink on paper, and began drawing what I saw in the ink: laboratory equipment and glassware. That was the beginning of a body of work that I continue to cultivate and transform. Last summer (2011) I was an artist in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute in the high desert of New Mexico, which resulted in a new variation of these drawings.

A few weeks ago I received acceptance letters from two competitive artist residencies in upstate New York. I also received some financial assistance from the organizations, but the cost of my stay and creative research is not fully covered yet. During my residencies, I will pursue a new series of Pareidolia drawings, this time inspired by my two-month exploration of the Hudson Valley. I need your help to make this project a reality. <3

In the column to the right you can pick a reward for you to enjoy (while at the same time backing my project). It's a win-win!

—Vesna

The plan:
June, 2012: Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, NY
July, 2012: ChaNorth, managed and operated by Chashama, Pine Plains, NY

PS: Here is a picture of the ceramic cups that are listed as the $20 reward.

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    Before I hit the road, I will send you a signed bookmark with a thank you note written on the back. Who doesn't like bookmarks? My Timekeeper (winged X-ray) image is on the front. Here's what it looks like: http://www.vesnaonline.com/work/timekeeper/timekeeper09.html

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    You will receive a postcard with an image of a new piece created during my two-month stay in the Hudson Valley this summer! I will sign it, stamp it, and mail it directly to you from my residency in New York. Tack it to your refrigerator. You helped make that drawing possible!

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    Stoneware ceramic cup made by yours truly. I will pick one out for you and mail it before I leave, unless you'd like to stop by my studio in Chicago.
    (lead free, dishwasher safe, microwave safe)

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    Soup/cereal bowl. Sturdy and functional. Made by me when I return to Chicago. You will love it! (lead free, dishwasher safe, microwave safe)

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    Custom ceramic cup made to your specifications. Send me an email describing the following: general shape, approximate size, preferred color (I can't guarantee the color part, but I will try). Send me a sketch if you like! I will work on it as soon as I'm back in Chicago. And yes, it can be shaped like a mushroom.

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    A 20-minute original botanical sketch of a plant that I observed and drew on the spot in the Hudson Valley. Not a photocopy, but the actual sketch. Signed, dated, packaged, and mailed directly to you! At least 6"x9" in size.

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