Mariangela Tan is creating soft sculptures
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$11
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I am an amalgamation of worlds; a mishmosh of art and science, east and west. My name is Mariangela Tan. I work primarily in organic fibers such as wool and paper but also draw, paint and sculpt. I’m best known for my soft sculptures of needlefelted flora and fauna in the guise of animal-plant hybrids, mythical carousels and other fantastical creatures. My work has been featured in art shows across the country and has also been published in a compilation book of plush artists.
  
I was born in Manila to Chinese Filipino immigrants. My parents then emigrated  to Brooklyn NY when I was 8 years old. Growing up in two very different places and being a part of such different cultures has shaped the artist I am today. This duality is a reoccurring theme in my life and my art.

Most of my formative years, I focused on the sciences and this is where my love for the natural world began. I was and am a science geek, a comic book nerd, a video game enthusiast and an anime otaku. I grew up never considering art as a career for my parents referred to artists as starving. I didn’t pursue art until I was an adult when the realization came to me that I was never more fulfilled and satisfied as when I created with my hands. The majority of the techniques and mediums I use today are self taught and I strive to expand that knowledge.
Being an independent artist means having to wear many different hats; web designer / web manager / marketing /customer service / shipping / photographer / editor / copywriter. An artist doesn’t just make art. 



My hope is that your support here on Patreon will help me experiment and further develop my skills, concepts and ideas. In return, I hope to give you a glimpse into materials, techniques, processes and new projects. With enough support I can also bring my work to art fairs which will allow me to reach more people.

I hope that some of this resonates with you and that you might consider supporting me via Patreon. May my Patreon provide you with knowledge and inspiration.  I'm so very grateful to the ongoing support that I get from my Patrons. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I cannot express enough how helpful this is to the continuation of me as an artist.

Tiers
SEED
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Full Access to my hidden Patreon-only posts, which will include behind the scenes, works in progress, process videos, early notice of upcoming shows and sales, hopefully some tutorials soon, and insight on my inspirations & ideas that I'll only share here.
SPROUT
$6 or more per month 1 patron

  • Postcard.  A 4 x 6" signed postcard-print of a fiber sculpture or illustration, like "Day's Eye," mailed bi-monthly (Sent on even months).  
  • ETSY Discount Code. This level gets you coupon codes for items in my etsy store.
  • Full Access.
POD
$11 or more per month 1 of 14 patrons
(International subscribers, please add $8 to your pledge to offset the cost of shipping)
  • Care Package will be delivered to your door quarterly (every 3rd month, total of 4 times a year). Contents will vary but you may find postcards, stickers, sketch or drawing, small needle felt, something rare from the studio and more in your pod. Having this reward gives me the opportunity to experiment with small scale and limited edition projects, share my interests with you.
  • ETSY Discount Code
  • Full Access
FAUNA
$40 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
*International subscribers, please add $10 to your pledge to offset the cost of shipping overseas.
**Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until after the following month.
  • Creature delivered to your door every month. You'll receive a handmade needlefelted creature. They may be small batch editions or part of editions I am currently making.  For example if I am making Rabbit Racers for a festival, Patreon subscribers of this tier will receive one as well!
  • ETSY Discount Code 
  • Full Access
FLORA
$40 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
*International subscribers, please add $10 to your pledge to offset the cost of shipping overseas. **Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until after the following month. 
  • Flower Creature delivered to your door every month. Who doesn't love getting flowers?  Receive a handmade Flower Bunn, Wallflower or an illustration of one.  It could also be something completely new.
  • ETSY Discount Code 
  • Full Access
Goals
$11 of $500 per month
I'd love to make more enamel pins like this one. Reaching this goal would allow me to put a couple more colorways into production. And all my $6 and above patrons will get a pin!
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I am an amalgamation of worlds; a mishmosh of art and science, east and west. My name is Mariangela Tan. I work primarily in organic fibers such as wool and paper but also draw, paint and sculpt. I’m best known for my soft sculptures of needlefelted flora and fauna in the guise of animal-plant hybrids, mythical carousels and other fantastical creatures. My work has been featured in art shows across the country and has also been published in a compilation book of plush artists.
  
I was born in Manila to Chinese Filipino immigrants. My parents then emigrated  to Brooklyn NY when I was 8 years old. Growing up in two very different places and being a part of such different cultures has shaped the artist I am today. This duality is a reoccurring theme in my life and my art.

Most of my formative years, I focused on the sciences and this is where my love for the natural world began. I was and am a science geek, a comic book nerd, a video game enthusiast and an anime otaku. I grew up never considering art as a career for my parents referred to artists as starving. I didn’t pursue art until I was an adult when the realization came to me that I was never more fulfilled and satisfied as when I created with my hands. The majority of the techniques and mediums I use today are self taught and I strive to expand that knowledge.
Being an independent artist means having to wear many different hats; web designer / web manager / marketing /customer service / shipping / photographer / editor / copywriter. An artist doesn’t just make art. 



My hope is that your support here on Patreon will help me experiment and further develop my skills, concepts and ideas. In return, I hope to give you a glimpse into materials, techniques, processes and new projects. With enough support I can also bring my work to art fairs which will allow me to reach more people.

I hope that some of this resonates with you and that you might consider supporting me via Patreon. May my Patreon provide you with knowledge and inspiration.  I'm so very grateful to the ongoing support that I get from my Patrons. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I cannot express enough how helpful this is to the continuation of me as an artist.

Recent posts by Mariangela Tan

Tiers
SEED
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Full Access to my hidden Patreon-only posts, which will include behind the scenes, works in progress, process videos, early notice of upcoming shows and sales, hopefully some tutorials soon, and insight on my inspirations & ideas that I'll only share here.
SPROUT
$6 or more per month 1 patron

  • Postcard.  A 4 x 6" signed postcard-print of a fiber sculpture or illustration, like "Day's Eye," mailed bi-monthly (Sent on even months).  
  • ETSY Discount Code. This level gets you coupon codes for items in my etsy store.
  • Full Access.
POD
$11 or more per month 1 of 14 patrons
(International subscribers, please add $8 to your pledge to offset the cost of shipping)
  • Care Package will be delivered to your door quarterly (every 3rd month, total of 4 times a year). Contents will vary but you may find postcards, stickers, sketch or drawing, small needle felt, something rare from the studio and more in your pod. Having this reward gives me the opportunity to experiment with small scale and limited edition projects, share my interests with you.
  • ETSY Discount Code
  • Full Access
FAUNA
$40 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
*International subscribers, please add $10 to your pledge to offset the cost of shipping overseas.
**Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until after the following month.
  • Creature delivered to your door every month. You'll receive a handmade needlefelted creature. They may be small batch editions or part of editions I am currently making.  For example if I am making Rabbit Racers for a festival, Patreon subscribers of this tier will receive one as well!
  • ETSY Discount Code 
  • Full Access
FLORA
$40 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
*International subscribers, please add $10 to your pledge to offset the cost of shipping overseas. **Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until after the following month. 
  • Flower Creature delivered to your door every month. Who doesn't love getting flowers?  Receive a handmade Flower Bunn, Wallflower or an illustration of one.  It could also be something completely new.
  • ETSY Discount Code 
  • Full Access