Two Photon Art

is creating Science Art, Zines, Jewelry, Pins, and Patches

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A Little Goes a Long Way

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$5
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We really appreciate any help we can get! Your support keeps us going and helps us make progress towards our long term vision!

Happy Mail Day

Limited (38 of 95 remaining)
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$10
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Receive a fun piece of mail from us every month! We'll send you stickers, prints, mini-zines, or any other combination of paper products that we get inspired to make each month!

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Pin Lovers (USA)

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$20
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Patrons at this level will receive a patreon-exclusive enamel pin every month in addition to the sticker and paper good benefits of our $10 tier. We hope to flex our creativity with these colorful pins as we explore themes related to science, art, history, and activism. Show your support and spark an educational conversation by adding these vibrant pins to your jacket, backpack, or lanyard!

USA Shipping only (all shipping through USPS). International option available in next tier.

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About

To our lovely community of science and art lovers,

The two of us behind Two Photon Art have been friends since 2013 and making art together since 2015. Since the beginning of our creative partnership we’ve taken pride in connecting art, activism, and science. We’ve grown so much due to the support from our community of scientists, STEM advocates, and artists across the map. We feel so blessed to be able to create sci-art all while prioritizing underrepresented voices, challenging systemic racism, and remaining true to our core values as young independent business owners.

This year Tera begins a Master’s program and Christine aims to finish her PhD. The even more exciting news is that we now live together after years of working long-distance between the Bay Area and Los Angeles! This new de facto company headquarters is sure to foster even more growth and exciting collaboration in our company as we introduce new pin designs, science-themed jewelry, and other special science communication projects. To facilitate this major transition, we’re launching new Patreon tiers for supporters of our art who are interested in receiving exclusive pins, stickers, and other artwork in the mail every month! We’re capping the number of spots in order to keep things manageable, so sign up now before it’s full!

In addition to our own growth as artists and science communicators, one of the things at Two Photon Art that makes us the most proud has been our ability to raise funds and awareness for various political, scientific, and community focused non-profits throughout the country. In 2020 alone, we have raised over $4.5k for organizations like Skype a Scientist, the Okra Project, Meals on Wheels, and the National Immigration Law Center. We raise these funds through special edition enamel pin sales and other activism inspired artworks. For example, we recently launched a Science is Creative pin that will help raise money for the Black Trans Femmes in the Arts Collective. The mission of the BTFA Collective is to connect the community of black trans women and non-binary femmes in the arts & to build power among ourselves. We wholeheartedly believe that we must support organizations and new perspectives from communities that have traditionally been marginalized and vastly underrepresented in our field. Science is, has been, and always will be political so we want to use our voice and dollars to make an impact beyond the colonized institutions of science.

In addition to supporting non-profits we have also been proud to support individual science content creators through our Two Photon Art science communication fund. This fund, sustained by sales from our popular Science is for Everyone pin, allows us to set aside money for like-minded science communicators who are working on important projects in their fields and communities. So far we have been able to sponsor vital projects like Lotus STEMM, a networking and leadership platform for South Asian women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) that has been producing COVID-19 explainer videos in 12 different languages. We love being able to support our peers and empower like-minded creators that share our core values and hope to continue finding new ways to expand this initiative in the future.

Lastly, we feel it is important to note that we ship all of our packages via patreon and online sales through the United States Postal Service. Our company has relied on USPS to ship thousands of packages over the last few years and we don’t know what we would do without them! I’m sure you’ve all seen the news that USPS is going through a funding and management crisis ahead of the upcoming November election. So we figured we might as well point out this added incentive to support our store and Patreon page. When you help us out you’re also helping the Post Office!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through our announcement and for supporting Two Photon Art. We can’t wait for you to receive your first Patreon package in the mail later this month!

Christine and Tera
Goals
172 of 400 patrons
We're hoping to grow our community of support so we can take risks in our creativity and pursue bigger projects that inspire us. Having sustainable and reliable support means we can dream about our long-term goals.

With the support of 400 patrons, we'll be able to develop a new jewelry line, and we'll be asking for your input on designs as well as offering you first dibs!
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