passing the hat

Hi there. I know I’ve been a very distant blog friend lately. It’s been a very hectic year so far and not showing any signs of slowing down. That said, I miss this space and I have been thinking about how to resuscitate it in the new year.

I’m showing up today to tell you about my first solo exhibition opening in just THREE WEEKS. Oh, yikes. I have a lot to do…Here’s a little taste of what I’m putting together:

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Do you want to hear something funny? I haven’t told anyone this yet – The title of the show is actually “everyday extraordinary” but after I created the graphics, and the slideshow and the Kickstarter project I realized I’d reversed the title on EVERYTHING. So, we’re off and running with ‘Extraordinary Everyday’.

If you know me, you understand that while this reversal may seem like a small mistake, a nuance really, it is like a piece of sand in the shoe of my rather particular writer’s brain 🙂

Anyway, solo shows are exciting and important and also expensive. This is where the hat passing comes in.

I am running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production costs for the show by pre-selling prints – many of these images are available in limited editions for the first time.

If you follow the blog, you will see many familiar images in the show, hopefully some of  your favorites.

Please VISIT my KICKSTARTER PROJECT PAGE to see my project video,  watch a SLIDESHOW preview of the exhibition, learn more about the show and become a backer. Also, if you’d share the project with friends by posting to your blog or social media, that would be amazing.

My goal is $3,000 to produce 30-40 framed exhibition prints and travel to the gallery to install the show and attend the opening reception. As of this post, the project is 35% funded with 8 days to go. The deadline to contribute is Friday, August 8th.

Thanks for checking out the project and for the interest and support you’ve always shown me. I look forward to sharing new pictures and connecting with you more in the near future. – Terra

 

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04.18.13 it’s a wrap

Stuck in the studio and feeling I’ve mined every shot out of the bleak, late winter landscape, I looked around and spied a large sheet of bubble wrap. This stuff is great for at least three reasons. Four if you count the protective packaging aspects.

1) Entertainment.

2) Nostalgia. Related to entertainment, but specifically linked to the endless delight of countless children including me and mine; and

3) It looks cool. Particularly if you really study it and take way too many pictures of it and start thinking that it looks like a mass of frog’s eggs under a magnifying glass. Or something like that.

Anyway, today’s photo also provides me with a perfect corny segue for talking about my Kickstarter project which wraps up Saturday, April 20th  at 7:00am (CST). As of this post, there are 36 hours remaining. This fundraising effort supports my public art debut, The Never-Ending Wood, part of a public art initiative called An Enchanted Arboretum. If you haven’t yet, please check out the project. There’s a video of me talking about the project, lots of pictures and more information. Plus, you can check out the special edition artwork I’m offering as backer rewards.

While I’ve made my goal, I’m excited to have lots of people on board and to share the rewards with as many people as possible. I’d love to have some blog readers jump on board!

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03.26.13: Kickstart my Art

Remember that big tree I showed you a while back? Well, it’s almost ready for its close-up…

Today’s photo shows a detail of the tree yesterday after priming.

I just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to complete the tree, my first large-scale public art project. Do you know about Kickstarter? It’s an online funding platform for funding creative projects.

You can pledge to become a backer, help get creative projects off the ground, and receive a reward. I’m offering special editions prints featuring images from my design cycle, “The Never-Ending Wood”.

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These 4 photo-collage designs will cover the tree. As it turns out, printing photos on vinyl to wrap a 6-foot tall, three-dimensional tree is EXPENSIVE.

While I did receive $500 from the Enchanted Arboretum project board (Thank You!), my costs exceed $1200. I’m trying to make up the difference.

Please visit my Kickstarter Page to learn more about the project. There are lots of photos and also, ahem, a video. (I can’t say it was my finest hour but I got the job done.)

Become a backer to help get the project off the ground. Every contribution counts. Rewards start at $5!!

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