1 YEAR, 10,000 PIECES, 1 ARTIST
- Crafts & Traditional Arts
- Visual Arts
On November 8th, 2008, I started on a path of creativity, with no initial idea of the outcome. As far as I knew, I was only commemorating my beloved cat, named after Jackson Pollock, that had just passed away on that day. I created four new paintings on 11"x14" paper that were completely different from any work I had done before. I kept going. Jump to November 7th, 2009: I finished piece # 10,202. I had only one rule that year: no matter how bad my migraines, seizures, backaches, and exhaustion, I had to create at least one piece every day. With this in mind, I evolved from the type of creative artist I knew I could be into the one I wanted to be.
What happened that year is nothing short of a creative miracle that I alone have memories of. I had discovered things about myself as an artist (and as someone with a brain injury disability) that became so profound, insightful, inspirational, and empowering that I have felt compelled to share this with others. For my new project, I will paint 10,000 pieces in one year again but this time with LIVE STREAMING VIDEO 24/7, showing all the intimate details that an artist can go through in the creative process.
This project is not just for me but a great deal of it is FOR YOU, THE VIEWER!! Think of this as a way to bridging the gap between the artist and the viewer. This has been an awakening into unlimited possibilities that I feel the need to share with you as a way to inspire creatives and non, students, business men/women, athletes, stay at home moms etc. into understanding what is possible to achieve.
I am raising $ 11,750 for video and photography equipment, paint, paper and building an interactive website to enable you, the viewer, to observe my studio and other work spaces 24/7 and interact with me. The site will have archival footage and images to show you changes in the work as it progresses. You can also get exclusive early access to purchasing the new works there! I am fortunate to have Todd Meisler of ZD Designs build the website. If I raise more than my minimum goal of $11,750, the money will go toward purchasing higher quality photography and lighting equipment and hiring a technical assistant.
My deepest thanks to all who support this project. Since my brain injury, I am isolated and confined to my home environment as much as possible. I cannot filter out stimuli like someone with an un-injured brain. Live streaming video allows me to connect with people all over the world and travel in a new and different way while I remain in the calm and safety of my own home and studio. In a sense, you are providing me with a most innovative form of disability access so that I can continue to pursue my artistic and professional goals while maintaining a connection with my community.
Many rewards are available, from digital download files of images and access to the live streaming video and its archival section, to original art. Check out the rewards for different levels of donation on the right side of this page!
1 YEAR/November 8th, 2013 - November 7th, 2014
1 ARTIST/Kris Haas.............. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN!