Eric W. Stephenson is creating unique figurative Sculpture
4

patrons

$59
per month

Dodge @ the Lincoln Park Zoo 2015
photo: Jyoti Srivastava
As a fifth generation artist and a son of a sculptor, I have consistently been encouraged to see and interpret the world in creative ways.  Via the act of play and risk, I have found a voice to express my ideas through materials like clay, wood, metal, and recently glass.  These materials often requiring a range of tools and sizable space to fully realize all the possibilities as I follow my creative path. As of late, the exploration of traditional tools and materials has led me to the experimentation and the desire to incorporate new technologies (3d printing/scanning and VR sculpting) into my vocabulary.

Art is essential to society. It is a reflection of our true values and concerns as well as a map of our cultural experience. Global realities call for a new system of art patronage – one that deepens our experience of art collecting and acknowledges it as a journey rather than a destination. Art patronage is critical to our society which is why museums must continuously raise funds. Artists have to do the same, usually by selling their work. Art and artists cannot survive without the support of the community at large. In order to realize my dream of being able to work unencumbered, it is necessary to fund my ideas.

So now I ask, Have you ever thought of investing in a dream?

I would like to offer you an opportunity to become my Patron, to experience artistic intimacy usually only shared with other artists, mentors, collaborators or curators. It is a chance to be involved in the creative process, to collaborate with me as an artist to bring these works from concept to reality. So here is how you could help me sustain my studio practice as an art Patron.

There are several ways to do this. Please review the different Tiers and pick the one that is comfortable.  There are options for Patrons and Collectors, as well as, Artists, Creators, and Makers.  

The reality is that to sustain my sculptural studio practice(which is called "Lunarburn Studio" requires around $5000 per month to cover rent, utilities, insurance, art materials, and supplies, and of course, the time to go in and work unencumbered [not needing to work an outside job.]

Please consider becoming part of my community and I look forward to sharing my creative space with you.  You can find more information about me and see more of my work at www.ericwstephenson.com and on my Instagram.


Vessel #111 @ Krasl Biannual Sculpture Exhibition 2014
Tiers
Admirer of Cool objects!
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you so much for believing in my dream.  


Every dollar (or 2) helps!


Access to Patron-only feed (new work, projects, shows, events & behind the scenes reveals to my processes)


As a thank you, you will be listed as a Patron on my website.

Clay
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much for believing in my dream.


Access to Patron-only feed (new work, projects, shows, events & behind the scenes reveals to my processes)


You also receive access to the Lunarburn Studio Community Discord. For those of you who don't know, Discord is a voice and text chat app that works on both your desktop and phone. 


This online forum will allows us to have a wide range of conversations about all the tactics, processes, and challenges that go into being a successful creator and/or collector/Patron.


As an additional thank you, I will list you as a Patron on my website.

Includes Discord rewards
Glass
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this Tier, as an additional thank you, you will receive Sticker(s) and swag.


In addition you'll also receive all rewards from the previous tier


  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord


For those of you who don't know, Discord is a voice and text chat app that works on both your desktop and phone. 


This online forum will allows us to have a wide range of conversations about all the tactics, processes, and challenges that go into being a successful creator and/or collector/Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Stone
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this Tier, as an additional thank you, you will receive, during your next trip to Chicago, a tour of my studio and a choice of a one on one Critique of your work or a free consultation for a possible commission for your home or office.


In addition you'll also receive all rewards from the previous tier

  • Sticker(s) and swag.
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Iron
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this tier, you will receive a life sized human Skull cast in Iron as a thank-you after a year of patronage.


As an upgrade, you will be listed as a Patron on the front page of my website.


In addition you'll also receive all rewards from the previous tier

  • Sticker(s) and swag
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Aluminum
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this tier, you will receive a 10" cast aluminum maquette as a thank-you after each year of patronage.


As an upgrade, you will be listed as a Patron on the front page of my website.


In addition you'll also receive the following rewards from the previous tiers.


  • Sticker(s) and swag
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Bronze
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this tier, you will receive a 12" cast Bronze sculpture as a thank-you after each year of patronage.


As an upgrade, you will be listed as a Patron on the front page of my website.


In addition you'll also receive the following rewards from the previous tiers.

  • Sticker(s) and swag
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Gold
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting my dream and my studio practice!


On your next trip to Chicago, We will start with a private tour of my studio, then share a nice meal at the Arts Club of Chicago.


At this tier, you will receive a 16" cast Bronze sculpture as a thank-you after each year of patronage.


As an upgrade, you will be listed as a Patron on the top of the front page of my website.


In addition you'll also receive the following rewards from the previous tiers.

  • Sticker(s) and swag
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$59 of $500 per month
I will start a monthly live stream as I work.  Giving a true behind-the scenes look at my creative process.
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Dodge @ the Lincoln Park Zoo 2015
photo: Jyoti Srivastava
As a fifth generation artist and a son of a sculptor, I have consistently been encouraged to see and interpret the world in creative ways.  Via the act of play and risk, I have found a voice to express my ideas through materials like clay, wood, metal, and recently glass.  These materials often requiring a range of tools and sizable space to fully realize all the possibilities as I follow my creative path. As of late, the exploration of traditional tools and materials has led me to the experimentation and the desire to incorporate new technologies (3d printing/scanning and VR sculpting) into my vocabulary.

Art is essential to society. It is a reflection of our true values and concerns as well as a map of our cultural experience. Global realities call for a new system of art patronage – one that deepens our experience of art collecting and acknowledges it as a journey rather than a destination. Art patronage is critical to our society which is why museums must continuously raise funds. Artists have to do the same, usually by selling their work. Art and artists cannot survive without the support of the community at large. In order to realize my dream of being able to work unencumbered, it is necessary to fund my ideas.

So now I ask, Have you ever thought of investing in a dream?

I would like to offer you an opportunity to become my Patron, to experience artistic intimacy usually only shared with other artists, mentors, collaborators or curators. It is a chance to be involved in the creative process, to collaborate with me as an artist to bring these works from concept to reality. So here is how you could help me sustain my studio practice as an art Patron.

There are several ways to do this. Please review the different Tiers and pick the one that is comfortable.  There are options for Patrons and Collectors, as well as, Artists, Creators, and Makers.  

The reality is that to sustain my sculptural studio practice(which is called "Lunarburn Studio" requires around $5000 per month to cover rent, utilities, insurance, art materials, and supplies, and of course, the time to go in and work unencumbered [not needing to work an outside job.]

Please consider becoming part of my community and I look forward to sharing my creative space with you.  You can find more information about me and see more of my work at www.ericwstephenson.com and on my Instagram.


Vessel #111 @ Krasl Biannual Sculpture Exhibition 2014

Recent posts by Eric W. Stephenson

Tiers
Admirer of Cool objects!
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you so much for believing in my dream.  


Every dollar (or 2) helps!


Access to Patron-only feed (new work, projects, shows, events & behind the scenes reveals to my processes)


As a thank you, you will be listed as a Patron on my website.

Clay
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much for believing in my dream.


Access to Patron-only feed (new work, projects, shows, events & behind the scenes reveals to my processes)


You also receive access to the Lunarburn Studio Community Discord. For those of you who don't know, Discord is a voice and text chat app that works on both your desktop and phone. 


This online forum will allows us to have a wide range of conversations about all the tactics, processes, and challenges that go into being a successful creator and/or collector/Patron.


As an additional thank you, I will list you as a Patron on my website.

Includes Discord rewards
Glass
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this Tier, as an additional thank you, you will receive Sticker(s) and swag.


In addition you'll also receive all rewards from the previous tier


  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord


For those of you who don't know, Discord is a voice and text chat app that works on both your desktop and phone. 


This online forum will allows us to have a wide range of conversations about all the tactics, processes, and challenges that go into being a successful creator and/or collector/Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Stone
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this Tier, as an additional thank you, you will receive, during your next trip to Chicago, a tour of my studio and a choice of a one on one Critique of your work or a free consultation for a possible commission for your home or office.


In addition you'll also receive all rewards from the previous tier

  • Sticker(s) and swag.
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Iron
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this tier, you will receive a life sized human Skull cast in Iron as a thank-you after a year of patronage.


As an upgrade, you will be listed as a Patron on the front page of my website.


In addition you'll also receive all rewards from the previous tier

  • Sticker(s) and swag
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Aluminum
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this tier, you will receive a 10" cast aluminum maquette as a thank-you after each year of patronage.


As an upgrade, you will be listed as a Patron on the front page of my website.


In addition you'll also receive the following rewards from the previous tiers.


  • Sticker(s) and swag
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Bronze
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting my dream.


At this tier, you will receive a 12" cast Bronze sculpture as a thank-you after each year of patronage.


As an upgrade, you will be listed as a Patron on the front page of my website.


In addition you'll also receive the following rewards from the previous tiers.

  • Sticker(s) and swag
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Gold
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting my dream and my studio practice!


On your next trip to Chicago, We will start with a private tour of my studio, then share a nice meal at the Arts Club of Chicago.


At this tier, you will receive a 16" cast Bronze sculpture as a thank-you after each year of patronage.


As an upgrade, you will be listed as a Patron on the top of the front page of my website.


In addition you'll also receive the following rewards from the previous tiers.

  • Sticker(s) and swag
  • Access to Patron-only feed
  • List you as a Patron on my website.
  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
Includes Discord rewards