Fund Raising for Art

Piece on displayFund raising is the next challenge, or better getting the resources and partnerships to see this project off the ground, and make it come to life.

The resources I will need in this order:

  • 4 wooden shipping pallets
  • 3 sheets 1/2″ x 8′ x 4′ particle board
  • flat black vinyl veneer for wood surface
  • screws, wood glue, long bolts
  • 3 dining room table chairs
  • 1 6′ x 3′ dining table
  • 10# clay
  • 10# wood puddy
  • unspeakable amount of 1″ letters
  • 4 plates
  • 3 sets of silverware
  • glasses
  • lamp
  • gold spray paint
  • black spray paint

I will be working from my home and have space in my yard for when it is time to get down and dirty in the hardest part of this: the molding and sculpture of the face of it.

I will need help with this project. I do need a carpenter to help me with the base. The design is below and on the project page.

Issues on the Table

A successful IndieGogo campaign means the art piece made it and looked great on display.

Just Thinking

I posted on LinkedIn that I want some genuine feedback on this portfolio site. I need to get working quite soon and I have been so worried about other web sites for other people that I completely neglected my own.

Three clients kept me busy plus the other projects I have been working on. It was along with all that I also realized I was leaving those projects off my resume and wondering how to include them without there being certain negative assumptions based on the things I did for Burning Man.

Maybe some of those assumptions might be pretty cool, but the issue or concern from some employers might be incorrect. I have brought art to Burning Man for 2 years and it is possible I can do it a third year, too.

Issues On The Table” is a profound piece. I feel like this will be my best yet, but I am eager to get it started. I want to show it here in San Francisco over the summer.

My goal above all things right now is to find a job and dig into it. My passion is creating and making things. The future is unwritten and I am in the present only.

So, have you checked out my profile and please tell me what you think below.

Next Art Project

While continuing to find work work I am following up on all my projects with the assumption I will be employed before long. I simply cannot keep this up not working because I have no more resources.

Issues on the Table

Issues on the TableMy next installation piece is a life-size dinner table situation that will tell a story. The table is turned on it’s end and there is a corruption of the whole thing as it progresses from top to bottom. While one end is perfect the other is complete chaos. It is the story of parental verbal abuse toward a child and the scars left behind by it.

My rendering is a little out of date and I have evolved this since it’s original look more than a year ago. It’s time to refine the concept and get this thing built. I put some wish list items on my Facebook for this but have a feeling I could do just as good at some of the local thrift stores.

Originally I was going to have it look like a regular table setting, standing on four legs. The I wanted observers to be able to see the words on it betterĀ  and have been toying with ways to make that happen.

  • suspend it sideways in the air with the chairs around it at the base
  • let is stand on one end with chairs around it
  • or shorten it all and make it like just less than 2 feet tall

In the last case observers can see it from high above and possibly still get the message.

I keep changing my mind about the way it is displayed, but as I write this the 3rd method seems most desirable because it could be hung on a wall too. That might be cool!

Anyway, check out the project pages linked on this site and on the Facebook and feel free to help make it happen.