Matice Moore is creating an archive of art, inspiration, & growth
14

patrons

$260
per month
Hello! My name is Matice and I'm a Black, non-binary, queer painter, printmaker, and facilitator, learning and loving my way through a life-long liberatory art practice. The gift of your support makes my artistic practice more possible, it helps me build bridges and connections with and for other black artists, and it's great karma!

On this page you'll find:

  • Opportunities to make the art more sustainable and prolific by becoming a patron.
  • Paintings, prints, drawings, and photography by yours truly (clicking on the picture gives you a more detailed view of the work).
  • Discussion of the ideas, theories, inspirations, and creators that I look to as I'm making work.
  • New stuff as I figure it out!


I believe that inspiration and intuition are two key elements that contour liberation. By writing about creative practice, I'm trying to understand how we map an awareness of life beyond the ways we've been forced to survive under capitalism. How do we create what we want to see in the world in our present day to day lives? 

Paying to be a self-directed developing artist is difficult. More often than not, folx in the early stages of an artistic career are bankrolled by their parents, have access to other sources of monetary support, or have to sacrifice their creative freedom for the sake of gigs that will cover basic living necessities. A small percentage of folx, especially those from historically marginalized backgrounds, have the time and space they need to incubate their practice and pursue opportunities that in the short term pay nothing or very little, but are extremely beneficial to the development of their art in the long run. Thus the cycle of seeing a homogeneous art world dominated by white men continues uninterrupted, and the art we need to inspire radically inclusive, life-perpetuating, expansive shifts in our culture goes unmade, locked inside a person working a job they don't love, obstructed by the myth of pulling yourself up by your boot straps. 

This page is one place where I am exploring the avenues that run between my desires and the others who want to dream with me.

I believe my life as a self-directed Black artist is possible because my constellation of friends, family members, and acquaintances have already shown me that kindness and gratitude are the currency of the universe.

Furthermore, I know that suppressing our deepest desires stifles our divinity. Or as Carol Lloyd puts it:

“Many of us grow up being told that we have two basic choices in life: Leave behind our desires in order to survive, or risk survival in order to pursue our desire. We may discount our desires and dreams as selfish or impossible (and probably some of them are), but maybe desire is the last trace of the universe’s desire for us. Maybe desire is our only clue to navigate this labyrinth of life, and by ignoring it we have about as much chance of finding the right path as the Minotaur in the maze. If nothing else, its worth entertaining the notion that desire is not a capricious tick of immaturity but an invitation to action with an elevated consciousness.”

Currently, I make art and do group facilitation as my full-time work. I'm moving every couple of months to keep my living expenses low so that I can afford to do residencies that allow me more time and space to make art. About every six months or so, I'm taking a week-long or three-week-long course at the Anderson Ranch Art center. Your support helps me cover supplies, fees, shipping costs, and provides an invaluable amount of inspiration to think and share about the work. 

The Patreon "Tiers" feel a little weird to me and I may get rid of them if I figure out how to do that in the future. In the meantime, please know that anything is super appreciated! 
Tiers
Oh, heyyyyy
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting the work. Your love offering is felt and received with so much gratitude. 
Love in the Ethers
$7 or more per month 3 patrons

This is my mom's favorite number so it has to be lucky. In addition to all the patron only posts, I'll send you:

-a love note in the mail <3  

- what I'm burning in the studio right now (I usually start each art making session with copal or Palo Santo).

Stick to Love
$14 or more per month 2 patrons

OMG Thanks! Please enjoy every sticker I've ever designed, from me, with love <3 


Stickers include:

 - My BLM sticker

 - The No Inspiration, No Wings sticker

 - The Militant Femme sticker

Plus any new ones as they become available!


Also, please enjoy what I'm now burning in the studio.

Praise the Lorde
$21 or more per month 2 patrons
Who doesn't need a set of cards with Audre Lorde's image? Please enjoy:

- a set of 21 "Praise the Lorde" cards that you can use to send your own radical love notes. 

- stickers! 

- any new cards I make in the future <3

- a video outtake of me painting


Emerging Beauty
$35 or more per month 2 patrons

Your generosity astounds me. At this level, please enjoy:


- all the above benefits

- random video taped outtakes of me painting, sent periodically throughout the year.

- free shipping on anything in my Etsy shop.

- a small original painting from my archive or a print of a larger piece (we'll talk about which piece you want!)

Investing with Intention
$49 or more per month 0 patrons

Your radical love is awesome. At this level, please enjoy:


- all the rewards from the previous levels.

- a small original abstract pencil sketch and a quote that's currently inspiring me. 

- monthly video footage of me painting with full awareness of your love and generosity. 

- 4 creative coaching sessions per year!



Creative Teammates
$98 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons

Oh my Lorde! Please enjoy all of the items above plus:


- your choice of one original painting or print from my portfolio to add to your own personal collection. 

- Creative coaching is my jam! At this level, we will set up one-on-ones where, once a month I'll meet with you virtually to share digital tools and talk thru strategies I've learned to use to navigate major life transitions and to nurture my creative practice. 


Buying Bewilderment
$147 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

In the spirit of the famous Rumi quote, "sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment," let's meet for tea, arrange a studio visit, and talk about which works from my portfolio you'd like to acquire for your own personal collection. Folx giving at this level can have up to 2 original works per year, plus all the benefits of the previous tiers.

Goals
$260 of $350 per month
Funds to make the dream a reality. At this level I can:

- Buy art supplies (roughly $150 to $250 per month)

- Cover the cost of shipping supplies and materials (approx. $100 per month)
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Hello! My name is Matice and I'm a Black, non-binary, queer painter, printmaker, and facilitator, learning and loving my way through a life-long liberatory art practice. The gift of your support makes my artistic practice more possible, it helps me build bridges and connections with and for other black artists, and it's great karma!

On this page you'll find:

  • Opportunities to make the art more sustainable and prolific by becoming a patron.
  • Paintings, prints, drawings, and photography by yours truly (clicking on the picture gives you a more detailed view of the work).
  • Discussion of the ideas, theories, inspirations, and creators that I look to as I'm making work.
  • New stuff as I figure it out!


I believe that inspiration and intuition are two key elements that contour liberation. By writing about creative practice, I'm trying to understand how we map an awareness of life beyond the ways we've been forced to survive under capitalism. How do we create what we want to see in the world in our present day to day lives? 

Paying to be a self-directed developing artist is difficult. More often than not, folx in the early stages of an artistic career are bankrolled by their parents, have access to other sources of monetary support, or have to sacrifice their creative freedom for the sake of gigs that will cover basic living necessities. A small percentage of folx, especially those from historically marginalized backgrounds, have the time and space they need to incubate their practice and pursue opportunities that in the short term pay nothing or very little, but are extremely beneficial to the development of their art in the long run. Thus the cycle of seeing a homogeneous art world dominated by white men continues uninterrupted, and the art we need to inspire radically inclusive, life-perpetuating, expansive shifts in our culture goes unmade, locked inside a person working a job they don't love, obstructed by the myth of pulling yourself up by your boot straps. 

This page is one place where I am exploring the avenues that run between my desires and the others who want to dream with me.

I believe my life as a self-directed Black artist is possible because my constellation of friends, family members, and acquaintances have already shown me that kindness and gratitude are the currency of the universe.

Furthermore, I know that suppressing our deepest desires stifles our divinity. Or as Carol Lloyd puts it:

“Many of us grow up being told that we have two basic choices in life: Leave behind our desires in order to survive, or risk survival in order to pursue our desire. We may discount our desires and dreams as selfish or impossible (and probably some of them are), but maybe desire is the last trace of the universe’s desire for us. Maybe desire is our only clue to navigate this labyrinth of life, and by ignoring it we have about as much chance of finding the right path as the Minotaur in the maze. If nothing else, its worth entertaining the notion that desire is not a capricious tick of immaturity but an invitation to action with an elevated consciousness.”

Currently, I make art and do group facilitation as my full-time work. I'm moving every couple of months to keep my living expenses low so that I can afford to do residencies that allow me more time and space to make art. About every six months or so, I'm taking a week-long or three-week-long course at the Anderson Ranch Art center. Your support helps me cover supplies, fees, shipping costs, and provides an invaluable amount of inspiration to think and share about the work. 

The Patreon "Tiers" feel a little weird to me and I may get rid of them if I figure out how to do that in the future. In the meantime, please know that anything is super appreciated! 

Recent posts by Matice Moore

Tiers
Oh, heyyyyy
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting the work. Your love offering is felt and received with so much gratitude. 
Love in the Ethers
$7 or more per month 3 patrons

This is my mom's favorite number so it has to be lucky. In addition to all the patron only posts, I'll send you:

-a love note in the mail <3  

- what I'm burning in the studio right now (I usually start each art making session with copal or Palo Santo).

Stick to Love
$14 or more per month 2 patrons

OMG Thanks! Please enjoy every sticker I've ever designed, from me, with love <3 


Stickers include:

 - My BLM sticker

 - The No Inspiration, No Wings sticker

 - The Militant Femme sticker

Plus any new ones as they become available!


Also, please enjoy what I'm now burning in the studio.

Praise the Lorde
$21 or more per month 2 patrons
Who doesn't need a set of cards with Audre Lorde's image? Please enjoy:

- a set of 21 "Praise the Lorde" cards that you can use to send your own radical love notes. 

- stickers! 

- any new cards I make in the future <3

- a video outtake of me painting


Emerging Beauty
$35 or more per month 2 patrons

Your generosity astounds me. At this level, please enjoy:


- all the above benefits

- random video taped outtakes of me painting, sent periodically throughout the year.

- free shipping on anything in my Etsy shop.

- a small original painting from my archive or a print of a larger piece (we'll talk about which piece you want!)

Investing with Intention
$49 or more per month 0 patrons

Your radical love is awesome. At this level, please enjoy:


- all the rewards from the previous levels.

- a small original abstract pencil sketch and a quote that's currently inspiring me. 

- monthly video footage of me painting with full awareness of your love and generosity. 

- 4 creative coaching sessions per year!



Creative Teammates
$98 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons

Oh my Lorde! Please enjoy all of the items above plus:


- your choice of one original painting or print from my portfolio to add to your own personal collection. 

- Creative coaching is my jam! At this level, we will set up one-on-ones where, once a month I'll meet with you virtually to share digital tools and talk thru strategies I've learned to use to navigate major life transitions and to nurture my creative practice. 


Buying Bewilderment
$147 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

In the spirit of the famous Rumi quote, "sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment," let's meet for tea, arrange a studio visit, and talk about which works from my portfolio you'd like to acquire for your own personal collection. Folx giving at this level can have up to 2 original works per year, plus all the benefits of the previous tiers.