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22

patrons

$255
per month
Who I am

Hello! I'm Zoë Sparks, a music and language artist with a deep interest in computers and food. In all of my endeavors, my focus is on surprising and intricate beauty—like tasting a mathematical object, or having a telepathic interaction with a flower.

I make a wide variety of things. Some of them are purely aesthetic—music, literature, videogames and computer art. Others are more functional—utility programs and recipes. I strive to have enough breadth and depth in my work to have something that resonates with everyone. I'm also eager to share the specialized knowledge I have and help others to create their own beautiful things.

On top of my solo work, I also collaborate with other artists. Right now I'm working with Lily Zone (Crypt Worlds) on a couple different projects—I'm contributing to the code, writing, and game design for Crypt Underworld, and composing the score for her upcoming RPG ~Song of Homonculus~ (you can hear what I've written so far on my Soundcloud). I recently did the soundtrack for her game Overworld. Also, Everest Pipkin and I have an ongoing YouTube playlist project called "Snowfall DESTROYS Three Cars" (see playlists 1, 2, 3, and 4).

Check out my work on my website, and if you find it meaningful, please contribute here, so I can stay alive and healthy enough to keep working.

My personal circumstances

If you're curious about the situation I'm living in, here is a bit of information: I'm trans, I live in poverty—this is my sole source of dependable income—and I have a number of health conditions that leave me reliant on the often-hard-to-access healthcare system and make it difficult to consistently function. I have DSPS, frequent and intense chronic migraines, and ADHD; my life is a kind of constant carousel of getting and losing treatment for those conditions as I move around the country to wherever the rent is cheapest, gain and lose health insurance, and so on.

I'll keep making art as long as I'm physically able—I've focused my life on it since I was a kid and it's what drives me to keep going in life. Your contribution helps ensure that I'll be able to get healthcare, buy food, and have a place to live and work while that's going on.

Thanks so much to everyone who supports me! Even those of you who just give a dollar are making a real impact on my life—that's sometimes the difference between the red and the black for me.
Tiers
Hummingbird
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Access to a monthly Work Digest, including work-in-progress and "cutting room floor" things, as well as a concise list of what I've released over the last month.
Goldfinch
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to a monthly Experience Digest of all the interesting pieces of information and media I've thought of or come across over the last month—things you've never thought about, music you've never heard, YouTube videos you never imagined could exist (here's an example from October). My dreams are in it too. Includes the previous tier as well.
Wildcat
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
I'll send you a postcard with a short poem and a little drawing (one time). I may publish the poem later but you'll have the only written copy. Includes both Digests.
Manatee
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Each month, you're free to message me three questions and I'll answer them in some fashion. Most things are fair game, although if you ask me for my social security number or something deeply personal I may request that you ask something else. :p Includes both Digests.
Lion's mane jelly
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
I'll write a small electronic composition for you in a style of your choosing (a minute or under, one time). I may post it online; I'll mention you if so. Includes both Digests.
Fin whale
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll give you a half-hour lesson or project assistance on a topic of your choosing each month (music theory, programming, and cooking are all things I regularly help people with). Includes both Digests.
Liquid crystal planet
$100 or more per month 1 patron
I'll give you a full hour lesson or project assistance on a topic of your choosing each month (music theory, programming, and cooking are all things I regularly help people with). Includes both Digests.
Goals
$255 of $373 per month
This covers my rent! At this level I can be assured of having a place to live next month.
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Who I am

Hello! I'm Zoë Sparks, a music and language artist with a deep interest in computers and food. In all of my endeavors, my focus is on surprising and intricate beauty—like tasting a mathematical object, or having a telepathic interaction with a flower.

I make a wide variety of things. Some of them are purely aesthetic—music, literature, videogames and computer art. Others are more functional—utility programs and recipes. I strive to have enough breadth and depth in my work to have something that resonates with everyone. I'm also eager to share the specialized knowledge I have and help others to create their own beautiful things.

On top of my solo work, I also collaborate with other artists. Right now I'm working with Lily Zone (Crypt Worlds) on a couple different projects—I'm contributing to the code, writing, and game design for Crypt Underworld, and composing the score for her upcoming RPG ~Song of Homonculus~ (you can hear what I've written so far on my Soundcloud). I recently did the soundtrack for her game Overworld. Also, Everest Pipkin and I have an ongoing YouTube playlist project called "Snowfall DESTROYS Three Cars" (see playlists 1, 2, 3, and 4).

Check out my work on my website, and if you find it meaningful, please contribute here, so I can stay alive and healthy enough to keep working.

My personal circumstances

If you're curious about the situation I'm living in, here is a bit of information: I'm trans, I live in poverty—this is my sole source of dependable income—and I have a number of health conditions that leave me reliant on the often-hard-to-access healthcare system and make it difficult to consistently function. I have DSPS, frequent and intense chronic migraines, and ADHD; my life is a kind of constant carousel of getting and losing treatment for those conditions as I move around the country to wherever the rent is cheapest, gain and lose health insurance, and so on.

I'll keep making art as long as I'm physically able—I've focused my life on it since I was a kid and it's what drives me to keep going in life. Your contribution helps ensure that I'll be able to get healthcare, buy food, and have a place to live and work while that's going on.

Thanks so much to everyone who supports me! Even those of you who just give a dollar are making a real impact on my life—that's sometimes the difference between the red and the black for me.

Recent posts by Zoë Sparks

Tiers
Hummingbird
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Access to a monthly Work Digest, including work-in-progress and "cutting room floor" things, as well as a concise list of what I've released over the last month.
Goldfinch
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to a monthly Experience Digest of all the interesting pieces of information and media I've thought of or come across over the last month—things you've never thought about, music you've never heard, YouTube videos you never imagined could exist (here's an example from October). My dreams are in it too. Includes the previous tier as well.
Wildcat
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
I'll send you a postcard with a short poem and a little drawing (one time). I may publish the poem later but you'll have the only written copy. Includes both Digests.
Manatee
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Each month, you're free to message me three questions and I'll answer them in some fashion. Most things are fair game, although if you ask me for my social security number or something deeply personal I may request that you ask something else. :p Includes both Digests.
Lion's mane jelly
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
I'll write a small electronic composition for you in a style of your choosing (a minute or under, one time). I may post it online; I'll mention you if so. Includes both Digests.
Fin whale
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll give you a half-hour lesson or project assistance on a topic of your choosing each month (music theory, programming, and cooking are all things I regularly help people with). Includes both Digests.
Liquid crystal planet
$100 or more per month 1 patron
I'll give you a full hour lesson or project assistance on a topic of your choosing each month (music theory, programming, and cooking are all things I regularly help people with). Includes both Digests.