Matice Moore is creating an archive of art, inspiration, & growth
8
patrons
$88
per month
Hello! My name is Matice and I'm a Black, non-binary, queer painter and printmaker learning and loving my way through a life-long liberatory art practice. In January, I'll be taking a 3 week painting course that's beyond my current budget. 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 possible 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 capitalism and the exploitation of western individualism. 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. 

When I attended the Anderson Ranch Art Center last summer, I appeared to be the only Black student there that week, out of maybe 200 or so other workshop participants. When I go back to Anderson Ranch in January to study with Rubens Ghenov, a brilliant Brazilian painter, I anticipate being the only Black student on campus, the only person who will make it a point to introduce myself and my pronouns, and possibly the only person who will notice each time someone says or does something racist, or cis-centric. Maybe there will be two of us. Regardless, this is a problem that I plan to engage when I'm there and in every art space I move in beyond Anderson Ranch.

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.” 

So, I want to go to a painting class in January and be able to keep the bill collectors from calling me in February. I want to be in deeper communion with myself and with others who care about the ways art can point us toward liberation. I want to create spaces and opportunities for other artists who are working to grow and make similar connections. I want to live in the full light of a creative black universe powered by kindness and generosity. Thank you for being here with me.
Tiers
Oh, heyyyyy
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting the work. Your love offering is felt and received with so much gratitude. 
The Power of 7
$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  
Stick to Love
$14 or more per month 1 patron
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!

Praise the Lorde
$21 or more per month 1 patron
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 1 patron
Your generosity astounds me. At this level, please enjoy:


- every sticker I've ever designed

- a set of Praise the Lorde cards, plus a set of any new cards I make in the future.

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

- free shipping on anything in my Etsy shop


Lovers of Liberation
$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. 


Investing with Intention
$98 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Oh my Lorde! Please enjoy all of the items above plus an original 7 by 7" acrylic painting on cardstock with an accompanying statement about the intention and purpose of the art. 
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 engage in a co-creation journey together. At this level we can schedule up to 3 consultations where we combine our interests, issues, and inspiration to make a truly custom piece of abstract art, plus all the rewards of the previous levels. 
Goals
$88 of $750 per month
Going into deep debt in order to learn is a form of violence. Community is the remedy. If I reach this goal by the end of Jan, I'll have enough funds to cover my remaining tuition balance for the three week painting studio class I'm taking with Rubens Ghenov at Anderson Ranch in Colorado. The total cost is around $3000, with room & board, airfare, and supplies. After January, this goal amount will help cover my art supplies and travel to learning opportunities.
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Hello! My name is Matice and I'm a Black, non-binary, queer painter and printmaker learning and loving my way through a life-long liberatory art practice. In January, I'll be taking a 3 week painting course that's beyond my current budget. 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 possible 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 capitalism and the exploitation of western individualism. 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. 

When I attended the Anderson Ranch Art Center last summer, I appeared to be the only Black student there that week, out of maybe 200 or so other workshop participants. When I go back to Anderson Ranch in January to study with Rubens Ghenov, a brilliant Brazilian painter, I anticipate being the only Black student on campus, the only person who will make it a point to introduce myself and my pronouns, and possibly the only person who will notice each time someone says or does something racist, or cis-centric. Maybe there will be two of us. Regardless, this is a problem that I plan to engage when I'm there and in every art space I move in beyond Anderson Ranch.

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.” 

So, I want to go to a painting class in January and be able to keep the bill collectors from calling me in February. I want to be in deeper communion with myself and with others who care about the ways art can point us toward liberation. I want to create spaces and opportunities for other artists who are working to grow and make similar connections. I want to live in the full light of a creative black universe powered by kindness and generosity. Thank you for being here with me.

Recent posts by Matice Moore

Tiers
Oh, heyyyyy
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting the work. Your love offering is felt and received with so much gratitude. 
The Power of 7
$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  
Stick to Love
$14 or more per month 1 patron
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!

Praise the Lorde
$21 or more per month 1 patron
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 1 patron
Your generosity astounds me. At this level, please enjoy:


- every sticker I've ever designed

- a set of Praise the Lorde cards, plus a set of any new cards I make in the future.

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

- free shipping on anything in my Etsy shop


Lovers of Liberation
$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. 


Investing with Intention
$98 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Oh my Lorde! Please enjoy all of the items above plus an original 7 by 7" acrylic painting on cardstock with an accompanying statement about the intention and purpose of the art. 
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 engage in a co-creation journey together. At this level we can schedule up to 3 consultations where we combine our interests, issues, and inspiration to make a truly custom piece of abstract art, plus all the rewards of the previous levels.