Erin Pollock

is creating stopmotion animations, paintings, drawings, sculpture, a mess...

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TIER 1: A Peek Behind-the-Scenes

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$6
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  • Exclusive studio sale previews.
  • Access to all of the patron-only posts. This includes: videos and photos of new experiments and projects in the studio, time-lapse footage of select pieces as they develop, “behind the scenes” videos, and more personal posts that I’m too shy to share publicly on social media.
  • Curated list of things that are inspiring me right now (music, books, art, shows, etc)

TIER 2: Postcards and Discounts

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$12
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**Includes everything previous tier, PLUS:
  • 10% off original art purchased during studio sale previews.
  • Postcards in the mail with a taste of what’s cookin’ in the studio. (You’ll get at least 6 per year. Some will be handmade)

TIER 3: Demos & Videochats

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$24
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**Includes everything from previous tiers, PLUS:
  • Access to demos and step-by-step videos of various processes. Your input would influence what I cover in these videos and your experience would dictate our starting point. I welcome first time dabblers in need of the very basics and experienced artists looking to learn a new medium or technique. Lessons could vary from traditional painting/drawing techniques, sculpture, life-casting, incorporating unusual materials into your practice, tips for drawing from life, digital painting on an ipad, the basics of animating and photo/video editing in software like Premiere, Dragonframe, Procreate, Photoshop and Lightroom)
  • Option to have an exclusive monthly, one-on-one video chat/critique/studio visit/hang sesh about a piece or process you need help trouble-shooting (15 minutes)

About Erin Pollock

Hello to you, my lovely friends and supporters!

What a strange moment we’re living in.
If your last name isn’t Bezos you’ve probably been hurt by this epidemic in all kinds of ways. I feel very lucky that my friends and family are safe and that I have my health and a kind landlord. Right now I’m living in my art studio in Brooklyn, NY where I’m bathing in an inflatable bathtub because the gym, where I normally shower, has closed. (I’ll be sure to share photos of that hilarious set up in future posts). I’ve grown fond of this new arrangement and after spending the last month feverishly sewing face masks for hospital workers, my focus now turns to life after a conquered virus. Our society will not be the same. The art world, in which I live, will not be the same either.

After a few long breaths, I feel obstinately hopeful about the ways we will emerge from this dark moment with renewed priorities and perspective - Particularly in how we choose to interact with one another.

To that end, I have been exploring the use of a new tool to share my art and my creative process directly with you, my patrons and friends.

This tool is called Patreon. If you’ve never heard of it:  https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/204606315-What-is-Patreon-.

A low monthly subscription gives access to all kinds of fun things (see my tier descriptions above for details). Basically:

IF you are curious about what goes on behind the scenes in my studio, which creators are currently inspiring me, or want early access/discounts on studio sales, I got you covered!

AND, if you want to lean into your inner artist, perhaps for the first time, I want to help you! I will share demos, design inspiring assignments, and meet with you in video chats to talk about your artwork, your anxiety, your process.

OR, If you just want to get cool things in the mail and watch my full animations that, until now, have only been visible in formal exhibitions and film festivals, I’m eager to share those things with you as well!

FINALLY, if you’ve been considering commissioning an original piece of art from me check out the 5th tier for a plan to make that possible.

Patreon gives artists a way to share their work directly with the people who respond to it, with no middleman, in a mutually beneficial and co-generative way.

I know art isn’t going to find a cure for the virus or save the life of a dying person. I have no delusions about its immediate importance on that scale. Still, I do believe that creative expression is a foundational human need, particularly necessary in times like these. When I find a piece of art that resonates with me in that core, inexplicable way - it makes me feel less alone. It renews my faith in the fact that we are more similar than different and that we are here to do more than survive and amass.

Perhaps this will just be a temporary way for me to weather these next few months with your help while offering you a distraction, some kind of entertainment, or maybe some solace while you’re stuck at home, flipping from one existential crisis to the next (can’t wait to compare notes on that front). Though, possibly, when we emerge from this strange moment, Patreon will turn out to be a better way than I’ve had in the past to share my work and ideas with you. I’d love it if you’d join me for the journey to find out.

Your support will empower me to make art on my own terms, and to offer it to you, to anyone, who resonates with what I make, regardless of financial means. I’m much more interested in offering my work to many people who can chip in a small amount than to a small handful who can afford to pay top dollar. My work is about people and I want to share it with as many of them as possible. This platform makes that feasible. I especially love its immediacy. I can stay up until 7 in the morning (like I do most days right now) making something new and share it with you the very next day instead of waiting for an exhibition or film festival months down the road.

There are so many things I’d like to tell you here but I’ve been advised to keep this brief. I wrote a 10+ page impassioned manifesto about art-making, art-markets, the state of the world right now, and the hope I feel in the face of it, but I’ll spare you the unabridged version. This gist is:
-Yes, the world is scary.
-It is also beautiful and full of potential.
-We need a new model for the art world that prioritizes experimentation, evolution, and the faithful pursuit of curiosity over safe, predictable, market-driven concerns.
-I can’t wait to share with you in this new way! I look forward to an open dialogue about ideas and processes with the people of my karass.

Join me!

**Please bear with me as I learn the best ways to organize this page. More videos and images to come soon. In the meantime, here's a trailer for some of my animations from the past couple years. Stream the FULL animations (past and future) & receive art in the mail by joining Tier 4

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 7 exclusive posts
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Writing
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Videos

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