Meg Lee is creating Paintings for charity
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patron

$23
per To finish the back half of the #ThenThereWasOne charity collecti
Just over a year ago I was inspired to create a collection of animal paintings subsequent to a trip I had taken to South Africa. As I was finishing the second painting tragedy struck and took the life of a very dear childhood friend, and everything changed. I didn't want to profit from the collection anymore. From that moment I was dedicated to make this collection to honour her and the things that she believed in.

She was always devoting her time to volunteering, animal welfare, human rights, and social justice, and I want to make sure her work does not end just because she is no longer here to carry it out herself.

This collection features animals of the world. Not simply the exotic and endangered, but a larger spectrum, ranging from the plains of Alberta to the depths of the Indian Ocean. The natural world is in such major crisis right now, I need to draw attention to what could be lost.

There are two major elements to the composition of each piece; only one single animal is presented, and the stark blank negative space in the background. Each animal has been deliberately removed from context, and placed in a field of nothingness. With this I hope to draw all focus onto the animal, and lure the mind into imagining what it would be like if there was only one left.

Each animal is so unique and so exquisite and I aim to showcase this with a distinctive flare. When asked what I called this style of art, I couldn't come up with anything more creative on the spot and unceremoniously christened it 'Colour Bloc.' It is rather fitting however, because each piece is comprised of simple shapes of solid colour, coming together to create a stylized yet realistic picture. All of the animals are based on a real photograph and then digitally altered into the Colour Bloc style. I have had overwhelming support from complete strangers, and organizations allowing me to use their original content in this way.

For the collection I aim to have 20 pieces, and as it stands I am working on the 11th. It may take another year to finish, because I am trying to pay for the materials as I go, on part-time retail wages, and I occasionally find canvas deals on Craigslist.

I have never done something like this before, and I have the feeling if I pursue it with as much gusto as I plan to that it will get bigger than me, and I may be at a loss for what to do. You can help me; I need attention for this exhibition, I need it in national galleries, and I need them to sell big so that the donations will have an impact. The charities I have in mind are the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, and the World Wildlife fund (possibly others as well).

I was trying to think of a way that helping me would also bring value to you, but honestly your support would be much more helpful to me; perhaps you may find some value in endorsing an important cause.

-Meg Lee

http://meg-lee.wix.com/meg-lee#!colour-bloc/c164h
Goals
$23 of $300 per To finish the back half of the #ThenThereWasOne charity collecti
I will show the #ThenThereWasOne collection at major galleries and give the proceeds to the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, and World Wildlife Fund
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Just over a year ago I was inspired to create a collection of animal paintings subsequent to a trip I had taken to South Africa. As I was finishing the second painting tragedy struck and took the life of a very dear childhood friend, and everything changed. I didn't want to profit from the collection anymore. From that moment I was dedicated to make this collection to honour her and the things that she believed in.

She was always devoting her time to volunteering, animal welfare, human rights, and social justice, and I want to make sure her work does not end just because she is no longer here to carry it out herself.

This collection features animals of the world. Not simply the exotic and endangered, but a larger spectrum, ranging from the plains of Alberta to the depths of the Indian Ocean. The natural world is in such major crisis right now, I need to draw attention to what could be lost.

There are two major elements to the composition of each piece; only one single animal is presented, and the stark blank negative space in the background. Each animal has been deliberately removed from context, and placed in a field of nothingness. With this I hope to draw all focus onto the animal, and lure the mind into imagining what it would be like if there was only one left.

Each animal is so unique and so exquisite and I aim to showcase this with a distinctive flare. When asked what I called this style of art, I couldn't come up with anything more creative on the spot and unceremoniously christened it 'Colour Bloc.' It is rather fitting however, because each piece is comprised of simple shapes of solid colour, coming together to create a stylized yet realistic picture. All of the animals are based on a real photograph and then digitally altered into the Colour Bloc style. I have had overwhelming support from complete strangers, and organizations allowing me to use their original content in this way.

For the collection I aim to have 20 pieces, and as it stands I am working on the 11th. It may take another year to finish, because I am trying to pay for the materials as I go, on part-time retail wages, and I occasionally find canvas deals on Craigslist.

I have never done something like this before, and I have the feeling if I pursue it with as much gusto as I plan to that it will get bigger than me, and I may be at a loss for what to do. You can help me; I need attention for this exhibition, I need it in national galleries, and I need them to sell big so that the donations will have an impact. The charities I have in mind are the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, and the World Wildlife fund (possibly others as well).

I was trying to think of a way that helping me would also bring value to you, but honestly your support would be much more helpful to me; perhaps you may find some value in endorsing an important cause.

-Meg Lee

http://meg-lee.wix.com/meg-lee#!colour-bloc/c164h

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