Friday, December 16, 2011

Artistic Assistance Needed (or, It Takes a Village to Make an Artist.)

Hello everyone,

So, first of all, Happy Holidays! (I know, I know, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Hanukah, Merry Kwanzaa, and Happy Yule, I refuse to not wish someone a positive occasion!) I have some interesting news to report. It seems that next year, I will have not one, but two art shows! That means I have until the end of 2012 to produce enough work to complete a show.

But I digress. My first show in 2012 is in March, and I have just the piece in mind, but now it seems I lack the finances for the project. I need a grand total of $130 for materials, and unfortunately I do not have this money. The piece in question is an installation piece focusing on the casualties of the War in Iraq (which has just ended) and to that end, I am putting together a piece utilizing 4,802 toy soldiers (one for each death in the War) to help put the human costs in perspective. This initial piece in March will then have an additional 104,080 figures added to it for the December art show (104,080 civilian casualties in the war)

What does this do for you? Simply put, I need your help. I have these grand visions for these projects, but some assistance in their completition. Every dollar will help. I can't offer much, as I am trying to further my career, but if you can offer $10 or so, I can offer a special print to show that you are a benefactor of the arts. Any assistance will be appreciated and treasured though, and you will have my eternal gratitude in this endeavor. Thank you very much for your help, and if you can, please do not hesitate to email me at Thank you.

Until next time,