Jonathan Pageau is creating traditional carvings
64

patrons

$803
per month
I am a professional icon carver, one of a handful of artists worldwide reviving a traditional art that was lost in the last century.  I carve full time on commissions for churches and individuals. I am an editor and contributor to the Orthodox Arts Journal, and also lecture on symbolism both on youtube and all over North America.  

DEVELOPING TRADITIONAL CARVING

I have a full time roster of icon carvings at hand, but I have a pressing desire to not only go about my work, but also to push traditional carving to higher levesl both in terms of technique, material and subject matter. 

In order to do that, I will be creating new objects which will fuse mosaics, glazing, color, while also exploring new subjects. 

I will also be creating a series of drawings to dive deeper into the language of traditional Christian carving.  The drawings will be fully realized works in diverse mediums: charcoal, ink, pastel, in black and white or color, all on high quality acid-free paper. My patrons will all have access to full resolution versions of the images, process drawings and videos.

RESULTS AND PERKS

The result of this experimentation will be a series of objects which will be both traditional and based on ancient styles and prototypes, but also fully surprising and new as they will explore diverse mediums and juxtapositions of materials.  These exciting new products will be presented for sale to patrons for a first exclusive access and will be the basis of prints and postcards.  All drawings will also be given to patrons who have pledged over 25$.

TIMELINE AND REWARDS

The cycle of the project will last one year (starting November 2018), and will end in November 2019. At that time, patrons will vote on their favourite objects and drawings in order to create postcards and prints, which will be sent out to patrons. All of those who give 25$ a month or more for the year (300$) will receive an actual drawing.  All drawings will be unique.  Priority for choice of final drawings by patrons will be attributed based on amounts given during the year, and for equal amounts the date of the first pledge will be the tie breaker.  This means that the more you give and the earlier you get involved, the better chance you have of getting the more popular drawings.


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
4 patrons
Thanks for supporting me.  With 1$ you will have access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created
Pledge $2 or more per month
26 patrons
  • Access to high resolution versions of all drawings and objects.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
Pledge $10 or more per month
29 patrons
  • A signed limited edition print of the best drawing or object as voted by patrons.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
  • Digital access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created 
Pledge $25 or more per month
8 patrons
  • You will receive an actual drawing.  Drawings will be chosen by patrons in order based on highest amounts given and date of pledge. 
  • A signed limited edition print of the best drawing or object as voted by patrons.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
  • Digital access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created
Pledge $50 or more per month
4 of 5 patrons
  • You get to choose the subject of one of the drawings in discussion with me and I will send it to you.   
  • A signed limited edition print of the best drawing or object as voted by patrons.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
  • Digital access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created
Pledge $150 or more per month
1 patrons (sold out!)
  • You will get a carved version of your favorite drawing.
  • You will receive an actual drawing.  Drawings will be chosen by patrons in order based on highest amounts given and date of pledge.
  • A signed limited edition print of the best drawing or object as voted by patrons.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
  • Digital access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created
Goals
$803 of $1,500 per month
I will be sending 15 postcards to everyone rather than 10.  
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I am a professional icon carver, one of a handful of artists worldwide reviving a traditional art that was lost in the last century.  I carve full time on commissions for churches and individuals. I am an editor and contributor to the Orthodox Arts Journal, and also lecture on symbolism both on youtube and all over North America.  

DEVELOPING TRADITIONAL CARVING

I have a full time roster of icon carvings at hand, but I have a pressing desire to not only go about my work, but also to push traditional carving to higher levesl both in terms of technique, material and subject matter. 

In order to do that, I will be creating new objects which will fuse mosaics, glazing, color, while also exploring new subjects. 

I will also be creating a series of drawings to dive deeper into the language of traditional Christian carving.  The drawings will be fully realized works in diverse mediums: charcoal, ink, pastel, in black and white or color, all on high quality acid-free paper. My patrons will all have access to full resolution versions of the images, process drawings and videos.

RESULTS AND PERKS

The result of this experimentation will be a series of objects which will be both traditional and based on ancient styles and prototypes, but also fully surprising and new as they will explore diverse mediums and juxtapositions of materials.  These exciting new products will be presented for sale to patrons for a first exclusive access and will be the basis of prints and postcards.  All drawings will also be given to patrons who have pledged over 25$.

TIMELINE AND REWARDS

The cycle of the project will last one year (starting November 2018), and will end in November 2019. At that time, patrons will vote on their favourite objects and drawings in order to create postcards and prints, which will be sent out to patrons. All of those who give 25$ a month or more for the year (300$) will receive an actual drawing.  All drawings will be unique.  Priority for choice of final drawings by patrons will be attributed based on amounts given during the year, and for equal amounts the date of the first pledge will be the tie breaker.  This means that the more you give and the earlier you get involved, the better chance you have of getting the more popular drawings.


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
4 patrons
Thanks for supporting me.  With 1$ you will have access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created
Pledge $2 or more per month
26 patrons
  • Access to high resolution versions of all drawings and objects.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
Pledge $10 or more per month
29 patrons
  • A signed limited edition print of the best drawing or object as voted by patrons.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
  • Digital access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created 
Pledge $25 or more per month
8 patrons
  • You will receive an actual drawing.  Drawings will be chosen by patrons in order based on highest amounts given and date of pledge. 
  • A signed limited edition print of the best drawing or object as voted by patrons.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
  • Digital access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created
Pledge $50 or more per month
4 of 5 patrons
  • You get to choose the subject of one of the drawings in discussion with me and I will send it to you.   
  • A signed limited edition print of the best drawing or object as voted by patrons.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
  • Digital access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created
Pledge $150 or more per month
1 patrons (sold out!)
  • You will get a carved version of your favorite drawing.
  • You will receive an actual drawing.  Drawings will be chosen by patrons in order based on highest amounts given and date of pledge.
  • A signed limited edition print of the best drawing or object as voted by patrons.
  • A set of 10 postcards of the best drawings as voted by patrons. 
  • Digital access to full resolution versions of drawings and objects created