That's it! One Dollar per month!
Of course you can participate in this project at a higher rate, but if even one quarter of my twitter and facebook followers donated one dollar, I'd meet my monthly minimum!
I am looking for financial support to create Found Space/s, a new video cultural travel show that is about different aspects of art, photography, landscape, architecture, cultural travel, politics, nomadic life, and the spiritual parts of life - all of the subjects that I like to talk about on artist-at-large.
Each episode will focus on a theme and Found Space/s will focus on questioning and pushing boundaries, the boundaries of how we live, who we are, and what we create.
The series is not only a celebration of life, but also a celebration of the quiet spaces that will be found along the way. The intentions are to have conversations with artists, musicians, photographers, writers, shamans, mystics, and even politicians, in their work space, their home space, their landscape and to include beautiful landscape and urban photography as well as local color (literally, color). I want to make art while I travel and film this series. The platform will be used to muse about life and how we live it.
This is not a vanlife video series, although vanlife will be an integral part of me getting from place to place. This will be more of a cultural travel series.
Found Space/s will be shown on YouTube. You can subscribe to that channel now, and when the project gets going, you'll be the first to know!
You know what else I want to do?
Besides make paintings, drawings, and photographs?
I want to make and give away Vegetarian/Vegan Tacos as I travel around the country/planet.
WHAT I NEED FROM MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, READERS, AND PATRONS!
This is a project I've been dreaming about making for awhile, and it did fall under my more generic Patreon/artist-at-large support request.
But now I'm getting more specific in order to entice you into funding a specific project.
So here is what I need:
A new/ish iPhone to use as both a camera and as a video recorder.
- A new laptop that can handle the processing of video and photographs.
- A new dSLR and lens.
- General tech accessories:
motion sensitive "selfie" stick for filming with the iPhone, drone, software (Photoshop Subscription), tripod attachment for the iPhone, etc.
- A remote wi-fi and
a standard cell phone connection.
- A travel fund :: food, gas, insurance, daily incidentals, mechanic fees.
- A taco fund.
A van:: automatic, tall enough to stand up in (need a pop-top installed), spacey enough to live in and wild enough to make tacos!
- Flexible Solar Panels and an electrical system for the van.
- Two small slider windows to install in the van for ventilation.
- A MaxAir ceiling fan.
While this project is a semi-professional travel show, and is not necessarily about living the vanlife, I will need a running, livable-inable van to travel around the country and make tacos.
In-kind donations - real three dimensional items from the above wishlist that are donated to the project instead of a monetary monthly stipend - will be accepted in exchange for end credits of each episode. Email me to ask whether or not your item is needed and can be used.
There is also an option for gear exchange - a quality assurance review in exchange for gear. Did you know that I am a Technical Quality Assurance Engineer?! Besides reviewing travel related tech, with my 35-years of living the vanlife, I can also review anything from blankets, to clothes, to solar panels.
This project will also generate new blog posts and images for artist-at-large:
Artists, Writers, Photographers … it’s probably our intense curiosity about life that drives us to move about on the planet. Our need to experience the revitalization of Self attracts the artist in us to the road or the rail or the skies. In a way, traveling is very similar to the creation process – both are taking a leap into the unknown.
Within our travels we find the discovery of a new place, a new language, a new taste, a new way of seeing, or find new work methods that will ultimately, profoundly affect our work.
I am here to inspire and encourage you to open the door and step out into an unknown world – to transform – even if it is only by experiencing your own neighborhood.