Good evening friends and followers!
I thought I would give you a brief summary of the illustration project I’m working on for a group show next year. This is especially important if you are attending my upcoming studio sale and party tomorrow evening AND if you’re wondering why I’m trying to clear so much space.
I’m in the process of putting together a visual story about adults who have lost their ability to dream because of an ongoing conflict. Without giving away too much information, the adults are on a journey to reclaim their lost dreams, but because much of their functioning capabilities were compromised in the loss, they need assistance. This is a story about their loss and their journey, about adventure, about secret messages passed from child to adult and giant rabbits and war. My studio walls are covered in thumbnails and storyboard ideas. I am coming up with this story bit by bit, I have never attempted anything like this before, and I am afraid. I’m afraid because I have a lot of self doubt. I have a lot of limitations I’m working through in terms of skill, time, finances, and space. I am afraid because there is no reason for anyone to care about this project but me, and because failure seems like a pretty strong possibility.
But I’m doing it anyway.
What I wanted to focus on for this particular post is the size of the project, the anticipated cost of the project, and my goals for this body of work. These are really rough ideas that are still being fleshed out and will change over time, so bear with me.
There will be between 10 and 20 paintings that are roughly 3x4 feet. They will tell a story. They will be arranged in a way in which the viewer has to engage with one painting before moving onto the next. The materials alone will cost me anywhere between 2,000 (if I play my cards right and don’t waste any paint) and 6,000. That’s my very conservative estimate.
I want to show this finished body of work everywhere I can around Pittsburgh. I want people to see this because it’s my story.
I’m selling most of my paintings at this studio sale for really low prices. I need the funds to cover some of the costs of this project. I need the space because I have a small bedroom which I also use as a studio. I may need to rent a studio as my project develops. So if you’re local please stop by.
I’m still in the process of putting together a budget and writing a proposal, and there may be a kickstarter in the works.
Thanks again for following.