After receiving generous donations from friends and fans of the Triangulation Mural Project (Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!), I took a little time to put together a Kickstarter.com campaign to promote the project and raise the remaining funds. Check out the video (please forgive my poor video voice), featuring murals by local artists, and the additional rewards for backers of the project. When the campaign is successful (be confident!), we will send out rewards, including retroactive rewards to previous donors.
The campaign begins now and ends September 4th – on my birthday! The mural production begins in early September. Rewards go out in September (design prints) and October (personalized thank you photo signed by the artist crew, and my design for Your Space). There will be updates during and after the campaign – stay tuned!
Please support this Public Art project by sharing the project or forwarding this message to your friends and, if you haven’t already, by sponsoring the project at Kickstarter.com.
What is the Triangulation Project all about?
One of the goals of this project is to put artists to work in the public arts. Public Art projects typically require funding through cumbersome and lengthy grant-writing processes – or, a sponsor willing and able to pay artists what they are worth. This project will give artists a chance to earn a decent wage while having the satisfaction of working in and for the community.
Another goal is to show that design can be just as exciting as imagery. When this project is completed, it will bring a new type of visual art – Op Art – into the mix of murals popping up all over Omaha. Potential wall sponsors might be more inclined to have work done to improve their properties if they see that a mural does not have to tell a story, make a social statement or have fixed images – that design can be a potent eye-catcher.
These goals, in turn, can help proliferate the street art gallery and stimulate the local economy and investment.
The neighborhood along Leavenworth, in Midtown, is in need of care on various levels. By beautifying the area with flourishes of color, artists can lift spirits, provide small, locally-owned businesses with increased attention and help draw investment.
Down the line, we hope that new art galleries, artist studios, restaurants, coffee houses, etc. and the present antiques stores, small shops, eateries and bars, would coalesce into an “arts & entertainment district”, where frequent “art crawls” become popular. The stimulus to the neighborhood could help revive the area and benefit residents. You never know, maybe it will become a gem in Omaha’s list of attractions.
Mural painting is a fantastic profession! I am extremely fortunate in having opportunities to apply my artistic abilities and to work with such talented artists and people who care enough to provide and share Art. With your patronage, other artists can join me in that good fortune and you can be part of a new way to support artists and revive an urban area in need of attention!