The Bespoke Art Project
I had an idea - to create custom art for people based on a personal, one-on-one, 20 minute consultation. I love creating art (duh), but I also really love people. And I love creating art for people. I wanted to find a way to create art that is experimental, collaborative, and meaningful for the person receiving it.
After all, why do we buy art in the first place? Whenever I have bought a piece of art for myself, it was because I liked it. That simple. I liked looking at it, and wanted to take it home and look at it some more. Then I thought, how can art be more than just something we like looking at? I remembered strolling through an art museum in Florence once thinking, “This is just a room full of portraits of ancient dead people. I don’t know anything about the artists, or the subjects, and I don’t really care that much after the 50th painting.” But this is what art is, isn’t it? It creates value for us, now, in this moment in time. Those people were all important to their loved ones 500 years ago. Those portraits gave value and meaning to their lives. And that’s what I hope this project will be. A way to encapsulate a moment in time. A way to create a meaningful and valuable piece of art that is special to the owner.
Because of this, I have decided to remove the monetary restrictions that often accompany art, and make it 100% donation based.
STEP 1 : Select a contribution amount
~ This covers materials, time, and shipping costs.
~ Size + medium commensurate with contribution level.
STEP 2 : Schedule your consultation
~ If you do not see a time that works with your schedule, please contact me. Night and weekend consultations are available upon request.
~ If you must reschedule, please do so 24 hours in advance.
~ Due to the nature of this project, no refunds will be given.
STEP 3: The Consultation
~ I will call you at the time of your scheduled consultation.
~ I will ask you a series of questions ranging from your favorite color, to hobbies, to where you see this piece of art hanging in your home.
~ It will be fun!
STEP 4 : Get excited!
~ We’re going to create something pretty awesome together!
~ Depending on the size and medium, artwork will ship within 2 - 5 weeks.
~ Content will vary for each individual piece.