Ben Hatke

is creating Experiments in Wonder

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About Ben Hatke

3D printed exploding trick arrows! Shambling, bouncing stilt suits! Puppet music videos! Sketchbook tours and experiments in storytelling! That's what this Patreon is about.
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And that is all you really need to know to get started. But for a longer explanation see below:
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For twenty years or more I’ve dreamed of the perfect studio.
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Through the years I’ve come to know all the dimensions, where the tools go, how the windows are placed and how one space flows into another. I doodle the floor plan over and over in my notebooks.
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It’s not just a dream of a space, it’s a dream of what the space is about. Who it’s for. What it means. And what comes out of it.
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This Perfect Studio that I dream of takes cues from the Renaissance workshops of old, from N.C. Wyeth’s light-filled Brandywine studio, from Adam Savage’s tool-encrusted cave, and from Jim Henson’s creature shop.
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The perfect studio is a blend of communal and private space. It’s a place where dreams can be brought to life, a place where ideas can be shared, a place where work and play mingle and where even the failures are spectacular. It’s a workshop for wonder.
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And though the physical manifestation of the studio is at least a few years off, I’d like to create a little something of that ethos here in the meantime.
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I’ll be posting a backlog of video projects that I’ve worked on with friends, behind-the-scenes peeks at various in-development experiments, live drawing, sketchbook tours, experiments in archery, and writing and illustration projects that don’t yet fit into my regular publishing milieu.
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