Help me bring my prints into 3D, Pledge for original artwork and support my small business through the covid-crisis.
by Kethi Copeland in London, England, United Kingdom
I am an artist printmaker and have run a creative business from my studio in London for the last 10 years. I create original screen-prints for the home or office and I work with individuals to realise commissions of places that have particular significance to them.
Over the last 10 years I have captured some iconic views of London in my ‘A Walk By the River’ print Series, taking part in numerous exhibitions and art fairs including The Affordable Art fair, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair and London Design Festival at the Old Royal Naval College. The Old Royal Naval College is the inspiration for my new print.
Since the start of 2020 I have been working on a new project, 'Layers of London' and I’m excited to launch this new work on Crowdfunder.
For this exciting new phase of my artwork I have built on my existing print techniques, detailed drawings and paper craft skills to create a brand new kind of three-dimensional screen-print.
This Artwork features one of my favourite London views; the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich as viewed from the riverside with the Queens House and Greenwich Park beyond. This amazing view has a natural depth I wanted to capture and bring to life in three dimensions.
Each piece in this limited edition is constructed from three separate prints, with 11 layers of screen-printed colour printed separately by hand and carefully registered to match. I then cut carefully around the prints before assembling them into a layered scene, casing it in an acid-free mount box which is professionally framed.
One of the reasons I have chosen to crowd fund this project is in response to the Covid Crisis, which has had a drastic effect on my business. Having had all my exhibitions and selling opportunities cancelled this year because of the pandemic I am determined to use my creativity to survive this crisis and evolve with new ways of connecting with customers.
Securing pre-orders for this edition via crowd-funding will provide invaluable support for my business and the ability to invest in all the materials, tools and time necessary to create these exciting new artworks.
As an artist I am in a great position to offer some fantastic rewards and exclusive offers to supporters of this project. The intricate nature of these artworks means that I will be creating a small edition of just 40. The first contributors to purchase the print through the crowd-fund will not only guarantee themselves one of this limited edition but will also receive a generous early bird discount. All the artwork and rewards will be ready for Christmas with every contributor over £5 receiving a 10% discount code for my web shop.
I have included free UK postage with all the rewards, The framed 'Layers of London: Greenwich' artwork will be sent by courier, please pledge the following additional amounts based on your region:
For Europe please add £30
For USA please add £55
For Australia please add £ 65
For Asia please add £55
If you would like to arrange your own courier or get a quote for a specific country please contact me.