Have you ever fallen in love with a place? I have, and that place was New York, since visiting 3 years ago, I& 39;ve dreamed of returning and attempting, in my own way, to achieve the impossible task of capturing part of the spirit of New York through my art. This year I& 39;ve finally decided to try and achieve my dream, and with your help, I just might be able to.
New York I Love You is an ambitious drawing project about one of the most famous and unique cities in the world. I aim to travel to New York and over the course of my summer there, draw the portraits of 400 of the people who make that city really special, New Yorkers. The project will be logged on a blog as it progresses, and upon my return to Scotland, I will be exhibiting them covering the walls of a space in one massive installation. Funding is to pay for the cost of materials, the exhibition, and to make sure I don& 39;t starve while I& 39;m there.
As an extra special super reward, anyone based in New York who offers me couch space for any period while I& 39;m there will get a custom drawing while I& 39;m living with them.