Monique

is creating fine art visual, literary & performance pieces.

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You will also occasionally have access to limited content such as abbreviated photo sets.

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This pledge gives you access to mini-sets of images, accompanied by poetry.


I will also occasionally post bts, little tidbits from the road, and some insight into whatever projects I am working on at the time.


You also receive 10% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc. (You must purchase directly from me to receive your discount!)


Every 6 months, you will receive a patron package, which could include any assortment of goodies such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road. 


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  • Access to the patron feed - including extended image sets.
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(You must purchase directly from me to receive your discount!)

  • 1 patron package every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Packages include any assortment of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.


So much gratitude to you.

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About

"One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling
that we are essential in relationship to the world."
-Jean-Paul Sartre


My name is Monique. You may also know me as Mona. For the last 14 years, I have made my living as a fine art muse. For the latter half of my career, I traveled full time, worldwide, as a model/actress for the arts. A small sample of my modeling work can be found here.

I am also a writer and an artist in my own right.
Patreon has allowed me the freedom to explore & share my own artistic identity.

For example, in the last 3 years, I have self published three of my own books:

  •  'Monique - Poet & Muse' A collaborative work containing four years worth of images photographed during my time in Woodstock, by the inimitable Photosensualis, paired with my poetry.

  •  'Hour of the Martyr'  A fine art, free verse, existential editorial of the female experience. Religious satire. My images of the wonderful Cwen, and some of their images of me. 


  • Work in progress; simmering on the back burner, 'Morning Fix.' A theme entirely my own that I am chipping away at as I find time, funds, & collaborators. 


**You may also purchase any of these works from me directly.
Patrons receive an exclusive discount on all work purchased from me.


As of 2019, I am based on the Jersey Shore for 1/2 the year as I make a big transition.
Next year I will begin graduate school to pursue my phd in philosophy & neuroscience.


While I am home, I am studying to take my GRE. I am making my living as a journalist, and modeling 2-3x a week for art sessions in my local community. I am only booking 3 shoots per month while at home. The rest of my work time is dedicated to what I will share with you here.


I am only doing two major tours this year, in the spring and fall.
My tours are structured around The Desert Adventure, my very own destination photo retreat based in Moab, Utah.


Patrons will be able to see my own creations; visual, literary, and performance pieces. I will sometimes share little behind the scenes snippets of whatever I'm working on. I will still share behind the scenes and images during my modeling tours. There will also be occasional dips into the archives of my modeling career, as it has very much informed who I am today. 


Please respect that all work is copyrighted, and should not be used/copied for commercial use. 


Thank you, whole heartedly,
for affirming and validating this mission.
Goals
$520.07 of $1,200 per month
Once I reach this goal, I will begin production on what will hopefully be a quarterly fine art magazine geared towards female artists.

So many "publications," even the ones that are highly regarded in the industry, do not appreciate/celebrate fem-creatives for the right reasons. 

Moreover, so many of these publications are run by domineering men who use their leverage to take a controlling position over women and their content.

That is not to say that this publication won't feature the work of men. It certainly will, but it will be not be designed solely for "the male gaze."

It will be designed, by women, around the concept of giving women a louder voice than we are typically allowed. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 570 exclusive posts
2,230
Images
13
Links
2
Polls
11
Writings
8
Videos

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