Just yesterday the Coorain 2016 Calendar reached - and surpassed - the $2,000 funding goal, ending with a successfully-funded project with $2,213!
The calendar has already been created and sent off to the printers! And, from the preview images I've seen, my piece has to be the most surreal - and trippy! I completed this final piece for the collaborative project, edited for the landscape format of the calendar. Pretty crazy, huh?
It wasn't until two weeks into the campaign when a friend said, "Wow, and you get paid!" that I learned the artists will receive a portion of the campaign funding for their work on the project. That said, a huge thank you to Coorain for the idea, and to the 67 backers who helped complete the project!
Don't forget, you can follow Coorain on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo for more amazing work, and his web series 'Coloring Coorain'! I'll continue to work on these great Coorain images and make a project full of beautiful, surreal and eye-popping art over the next few months!
"Liar Liar (Pants On Fire) is a series that can resonate differently with every viewer. The fire can symbolize rebirth, regeneration - or perhaps a darkness, an absence of control. For the artist, this series focuses on the movement of fire to play with time and to express the ephemeral nature of many things.
"However, as video is a time-based medium, these singular moments are able to exist forever in the present. Through the use of video, the fire moves both forward and back, allowing the smoke to billow inwards at times. As so poignantly put with her description of Made In Yugoslavia - 'everything repeats - reverts - nothing truly changes.'"
This short shows plastic flowers burning, the plastic melting off the wax stems - all atop a broken chair made in Yugoslavia. The fire appears to burn in reverse, expressing the idea that everything repeats, reverts - nothing truly changes.
I created the music for this non-looping version of 'Made In Yugoslavia,' a remix of Bach's Air on G-String, a violin solo. The original, looping version of this piece was created for gallery display.