RapidHeartMovement

RapidHeartMovement

is creating Fine Art Photography

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patrons
I, Angelika Ejtel (alias RapidHeartMovement), am a Polish self-portrait artist currently based in Dallas, TX, U.S.A. I was born and raised in Poland. I graduated in French and Romance Philology; later, I accomplished my Ph.D. studies in linguistics. I worked at the university for four years as an instructor and researcher before I immigrated to the United States in 2014.

I consider my photographic creation as a poetic experience in which I drown and infuse myself and, as a result, it gives me the feeling that I am reborn with each portrait into a new being. Although, all of my photographs are self-portraits, they shouldn’t be necessarily read as self-presentations, rather they should be revealed as the multiplicity of “selves” available to one individual. To put it succinctly, my attitude towards the self is more of an exploratory journey between an awareness of self and an unawareness of some aspects of oneself.

Most of my work is inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet-Halina Poswiatowska. As a linguist, I find beauty in its simplicity, metaphorical message, and liberty of interpretation.
I search for the same values while depicting the meaning of her poems in my works. My preferred medium so far has been photography; although, I feel I would love to experiment with others (painting, art/text, collage) in the future.

My images encompass the motifs of love, longing and solitude. Slow, silent and at times painful, these portraits being self-portraits whisper in silence, cry in loneliness or scream in suffering, always between love and death.
My objective to re-examine the eternal question of human existence is the one Poswiatowska probes in her poem: 
     
can anyone
entangle between love and death
an anecdote about being


WHY PATREON?

I'd like to grow an exclusive community of lovers of my art, who by showing their interest, generosity, and having insight into my vision, will become its exclusive owners/collectors. 

I feel like my work comes to life when I can see it on paper. Sadly, I discovered this truth little late. My journey into self-portraiture began in 2013. Only after three years later, I saw my first prints, and then I realized how much I lost earlier.  In 2016 I started exhibiting my photography at national and international group exhibitions, art shows and arts festivals. I try to print as much as I can afford, mostly recent pieces, but my ultimate dream as an artist is to see all of my creations  breathe on paper. All the contributions from my Patreon campaign will fund a little budget for printing more new works that haven't seen the light of day yet.

In exchange for your generosity, I will be more than happy to reward you with my original signed printed works (Limited Editions of 90 prints, and Collector's Editions of 10 prints) as well as whatever my intellectual property as a creator is (handmade items based on my works, Artist's Books, mini photo publications, insights into my artistic process, thoughts etc.).

JOIN my exclusive community!
WATCH me grow as an artist!
COLLECT my prints for free!

Thank you for all the beats you gave to my heart!

~RapidHeartMovement

---
FAQ
MY ONLINE STORE
MY INSTAGRAM
MY BLOG
Tiers
The One Heartbeat
$1 or more per month

 → A heartfelt thank you for contributing to my photography!


 → Participate in Patron-only updates and posts


 → Be the first to preview my new work before it's published on my social media sites 


 → Access to my private Instagram account featuring behind-the-scenes pictures, videos, selfies, thoughts


 → Access to my blog "My Life Is a Picture" documenting my life


→ A handwritten thank-you note sent to you once a year

The Five Heartbeats
$5 or more per month
perks of THE ONE HEARTBEAT


 ---> PLUS<--- 


→ one (1) 4"X4" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) of your choosing sent to you after 12 months of patronage

The Ten Heartbeats
$10 or more per month

Perks of THE FIVE HEARTBEATS


At this level you can choose:


  • one (1) 4"X4" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) sent to you after 4 months of patronage

      = 3 prints per year


      or 


  • one (1) 5"X5" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) sent to you after 6 months of patronage 

      = 2 prints per year 


---> PLUS<---


→  Participate in monthly Patron-only  24-hour Flash Sales (50% off) 


→  benefits of Patreon Loyalty Program



The Fifteen Heartbeats
$15 or more per month
Perks of THE TEN HEARTBEATS


At this level you can choose:


  •  one (1) 4"X4" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) sent to you after 3 months of patronage

      = 4 prints per year 

      

     or


  •  one (1) 5"X5" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) sent to you after 4 months of patronage 

     = 3 prints per year 


---> PLUS<---

 

→   Start collecting my work from Limited Editions!

 (must be a patron for at least 6 months)  


  • 20% off for any 1st edition print of my LEs of 25 and 15 


  • 25%  off for Ed. 2/25-12/25 and Ed. 2/15-5/15 of my LEs 



The Twenty-Five Heartbeats
$25 or more per month
 Perks of THE FIFTEEN HEARTBEATS 


---> PLUS<---


→  one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" Limited Edition Print of 15 (from ed. 1/15 to ed. 5/15) of your choosing per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months)

The Arrhythmia
$45 or more per month

Perks of THE TWENTY-FIVE HEARTBEATS 


---> PLUS<---


At this level you can choose: 


o p t i o n 1:

Patron-only EXCLUSIVE CONTENT including unpublished projects: SKIN-TO-SKIN, EARLY NUDES and more to come emailed to you weekly (TOTAL of 4 images monthly)


or


o p t i o n  2:

one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" Limited Edition Print of 15 (from ed. 1/15 to ed. 5/15) of your choosing per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months) 


The Double Beat
$75 or more per month

 Perks of THE ARRHYTHMIA

 

 

---> PLUS<---


 →  one (1) 18"X18" or 12"X18" Limited Edition Print of 10 (Ed. 1/10, 2/10 or 3/10) of your choosing per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months)  


or 


  → one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" Collector's Edition Print of 5  (Ed. 1/5 or Ed. 2/5) of your choosing per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months) 



The Palpitation
$125 or more per month
  Perks of THE DOUBLE BEAT


---> PLUS<---


 → 1 handmade Artist's Book per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months)  


 →  Ed. 1/3 of Collector's Edition Prints (24"X24" or 16"X24") of your choosing  50% off  (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months).


Please, note: this is one-time reward per year, and available only for the first edition of 3 of CEs.


The Tachycardia
$250 or more per month
Perks of THE PALPITATION:


→ 1 handmade Artist's Book per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months)


→  Ed. 1/3 of Collector's Edition Prints (24"X24" or 16"X24") of your choosing  50% off  (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months).


Please, note: this is one-time reward per year, and available only for the first edition of 3 of CEs.


 ---> PLUS<--- 


 You collect LARGE prints!


→ one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" LE Print of 15  of your choosing every second month during the first 6 months of your patronage (total of 3 prints per year)


→  one (1) 18"X18" or 12"X18" Limited Edition Print of 10 (Ed. 1/10, 2/10 or 3/10) of your choosing per year 


or 


→ one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" Collector's Edition Print of 5  (Ed. 1/5 or Ed. 2/5) of your choosing per year



→ one (1) 24"X24" or 16"X24" Limited Edition Print of 7  (Ed. 1/7, Ed. 2/7 or Ed. 3/7) of your choosing per year (NEW!)


 

 

 

I, Angelika Ejtel (alias RapidHeartMovement), am a Polish self-portrait artist currently based in Dallas, TX, U.S.A. I was born and raised in Poland. I graduated in French and Romance Philology; later, I accomplished my Ph.D. studies in linguistics. I worked at the university for four years as an instructor and researcher before I immigrated to the United States in 2014.

I consider my photographic creation as a poetic experience in which I drown and infuse myself and, as a result, it gives me the feeling that I am reborn with each portrait into a new being. Although, all of my photographs are self-portraits, they shouldn’t be necessarily read as self-presentations, rather they should be revealed as the multiplicity of “selves” available to one individual. To put it succinctly, my attitude towards the self is more of an exploratory journey between an awareness of self and an unawareness of some aspects of oneself.

Most of my work is inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet-Halina Poswiatowska. As a linguist, I find beauty in its simplicity, metaphorical message, and liberty of interpretation.
I search for the same values while depicting the meaning of her poems in my works. My preferred medium so far has been photography; although, I feel I would love to experiment with others (painting, art/text, collage) in the future.

My images encompass the motifs of love, longing and solitude. Slow, silent and at times painful, these portraits being self-portraits whisper in silence, cry in loneliness or scream in suffering, always between love and death.
My objective to re-examine the eternal question of human existence is the one Poswiatowska probes in her poem: 
     
can anyone
entangle between love and death
an anecdote about being


WHY PATREON?

I'd like to grow an exclusive community of lovers of my art, who by showing their interest, generosity, and having insight into my vision, will become its exclusive owners/collectors. 

I feel like my work comes to life when I can see it on paper. Sadly, I discovered this truth little late. My journey into self-portraiture began in 2013. Only after three years later, I saw my first prints, and then I realized how much I lost earlier.  In 2016 I started exhibiting my photography at national and international group exhibitions, art shows and arts festivals. I try to print as much as I can afford, mostly recent pieces, but my ultimate dream as an artist is to see all of my creations  breathe on paper. All the contributions from my Patreon campaign will fund a little budget for printing more new works that haven't seen the light of day yet.

In exchange for your generosity, I will be more than happy to reward you with my original signed printed works (Limited Editions of 90 prints, and Collector's Editions of 10 prints) as well as whatever my intellectual property as a creator is (handmade items based on my works, Artist's Books, mini photo publications, insights into my artistic process, thoughts etc.).

JOIN my exclusive community!
WATCH me grow as an artist!
COLLECT my prints for free!

Thank you for all the beats you gave to my heart!

~RapidHeartMovement

---
FAQ
MY ONLINE STORE
MY INSTAGRAM
MY BLOG

Recent posts by RapidHeartMovement

Tiers
The One Heartbeat
$1 or more per month

 → A heartfelt thank you for contributing to my photography!


 → Participate in Patron-only updates and posts


 → Be the first to preview my new work before it's published on my social media sites 


 → Access to my private Instagram account featuring behind-the-scenes pictures, videos, selfies, thoughts


 → Access to my blog "My Life Is a Picture" documenting my life


→ A handwritten thank-you note sent to you once a year

The Five Heartbeats
$5 or more per month
perks of THE ONE HEARTBEAT


 ---> PLUS<--- 


→ one (1) 4"X4" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) of your choosing sent to you after 12 months of patronage

The Ten Heartbeats
$10 or more per month

Perks of THE FIVE HEARTBEATS


At this level you can choose:


  • one (1) 4"X4" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) sent to you after 4 months of patronage

      = 3 prints per year


      or 


  • one (1) 5"X5" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) sent to you after 6 months of patronage 

      = 2 prints per year 


---> PLUS<---


→  Participate in monthly Patron-only  24-hour Flash Sales (50% off) 


→  benefits of Patreon Loyalty Program



The Fifteen Heartbeats
$15 or more per month
Perks of THE TEN HEARTBEATS


At this level you can choose:


  •  one (1) 4"X4" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) sent to you after 3 months of patronage

      = 4 prints per year 

      

     or


  •  one (1) 5"X5" Limited Edition Print of 25 (ed. 1/25-12/25) sent to you after 4 months of patronage 

     = 3 prints per year 


---> PLUS<---

 

→   Start collecting my work from Limited Editions!

 (must be a patron for at least 6 months)  


  • 20% off for any 1st edition print of my LEs of 25 and 15 


  • 25%  off for Ed. 2/25-12/25 and Ed. 2/15-5/15 of my LEs 



The Twenty-Five Heartbeats
$25 or more per month
 Perks of THE FIFTEEN HEARTBEATS 


---> PLUS<---


→  one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" Limited Edition Print of 15 (from ed. 1/15 to ed. 5/15) of your choosing per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months)

The Arrhythmia
$45 or more per month

Perks of THE TWENTY-FIVE HEARTBEATS 


---> PLUS<---


At this level you can choose: 


o p t i o n 1:

Patron-only EXCLUSIVE CONTENT including unpublished projects: SKIN-TO-SKIN, EARLY NUDES and more to come emailed to you weekly (TOTAL of 4 images monthly)


or


o p t i o n  2:

one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" Limited Edition Print of 15 (from ed. 1/15 to ed. 5/15) of your choosing per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months) 


The Double Beat
$75 or more per month

 Perks of THE ARRHYTHMIA

 

 

---> PLUS<---


 →  one (1) 18"X18" or 12"X18" Limited Edition Print of 10 (Ed. 1/10, 2/10 or 3/10) of your choosing per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months)  


or 


  → one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" Collector's Edition Print of 5  (Ed. 1/5 or Ed. 2/5) of your choosing per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months) 



The Palpitation
$125 or more per month
  Perks of THE DOUBLE BEAT


---> PLUS<---


 → 1 handmade Artist's Book per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months)  


 →  Ed. 1/3 of Collector's Edition Prints (24"X24" or 16"X24") of your choosing  50% off  (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months).


Please, note: this is one-time reward per year, and available only for the first edition of 3 of CEs.


The Tachycardia
$250 or more per month
Perks of THE PALPITATION:


→ 1 handmade Artist's Book per year (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months)


→  Ed. 1/3 of Collector's Edition Prints (24"X24" or 16"X24") of your choosing  50% off  (must be a patron for 12 consecutive months).


Please, note: this is one-time reward per year, and available only for the first edition of 3 of CEs.


 ---> PLUS<--- 


 You collect LARGE prints!


→ one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" LE Print of 15  of your choosing every second month during the first 6 months of your patronage (total of 3 prints per year)


→  one (1) 18"X18" or 12"X18" Limited Edition Print of 10 (Ed. 1/10, 2/10 or 3/10) of your choosing per year 


or 


→ one (1) 12"X12" or 8"X12" Collector's Edition Print of 5  (Ed. 1/5 or Ed. 2/5) of your choosing per year



→ one (1) 24"X24" or 16"X24" Limited Edition Print of 7  (Ed. 1/7, Ed. 2/7 or Ed. 3/7) of your choosing per year (NEW!)