is creating Works of Art & Interstitial Strangeness

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You get a digital copy of all Things, including the "Riddled With Spots" ebook and access to the patron-only feed.  
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All of the above and access to handwritten Riddled With Spots book notes, to help with decoding the images. (Because, surprise, surprise, there are hidden messages.)

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All of the above, plus access to video thought bubbles (Dears can see an example at, where I'll talk about symbolic secrets inside the paintings, or private thoughts about art that pop up in the studio.

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About Zar

*NEW PATRON REWARD ALERT:  Patrons at every single level will now be featured in an upcoming (humongous) narrative artwork, which will be the centerpiece of a future show.  You can choose your own face or nominate someone else's face!  

Hello Dearlings, Fiends, and Strangers,

I'm a book-obsessed multi-disciplinary artist, working with images in a psychological and symbolic way.  I used to be a ghost painter and choose whatever medium and style will best contain what I'm trying to capture.  For every thought, a suitable cage!  As a Patron, you'll get access to the secret meanings hidden in my images, which will casually show you new ways of looking at and decoding art, and you'll get all sorts of odd gifts along the way!  If we haven’t formally met yet, you can get a sense of who I am by checking out my interview with IPMM here, or the one with Apex Magazine, here. You can also contact me through my Facebook page, or see some of my past work over at or on Instagram.

I first started this Patreon page because I was preparing to release a special art/poem book project called Riddled With Spots.  It is a meditation on the Maker's quest, co-authored by a man who lived 100 years ago. I am pleased to announce that because of my Patrons, this book now exists in the world, and is available to the public at the curated, 2nd-floor bookstore of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC!

Cover image by Zar & Whymper, Riddled with SpotsA. Keck Press.  
Riddled with Spots was the first of many more slightly odd and hopefully wonderful things I'm working on (paintings, drawings, books, exhibits, songs, other various projects), and I’d like to invite you to be involved. Pledging ANY amount makes you a Patron, and will give you access to the patrons-only feed, where I’ll share all sorts of things with you as they are made, like:

* I'LL PAINT YOU - That's right!  Even if you join at the lowest tier.  You (or someone you choose) will appear as a character in a new narrative scene I'm working on!
*  BEHIND THE SCENES studio updates & early access to new & in-progress projects.
* FIRST DIBS on reserving one of a kind works of art (as long as they aren't already promised to a gallery or collection). Since you'll see everything before the public does, if you want something, you can let me know.
* PRINTABLE GIFTS like one of a kind greeting cards, bookmarks, or bookplates to use in your own library, inspiring ephemera, and more, whenever the fancy strikes!
* CALLS FOR ART - For those of you who are artists: The next time I curate a show or digital feature, you'll have a chance to submit work before everyone else.
* MEDIA - song downloads of collaborative music projects, early video previews, and ebooks as they're made.

Over time, I’ll add extra gifts for you as I come up with ideas, or get suggestions from all of you. I’ll be listening to what you post in the community section, and I’m always interested in hearing about which types of Things will make you happy. Thank you for being here with me. Your presence is dearly appreciated! If you have questions about how being a Patron works, ask me anything.  For everyone else, if you'd like to join me on this journey, select your tier on the side, and you'll have immediate access to all of the downloadable gifts I've made for my patrons so far.

Sweet dreams to you and yours,
27 of 70 patrons
This will cover the cost of Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription, which will allow me to create books, digital collages, and fillable PDFs (for printable gifts with customizations)!  If we make this goal, I'll use the software to make you all sorts of wonderful, digital, patron-only gifts.
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