Paper: Canon Photo Paper Pro Luster; 13x19" Image: centered with white border on all sides for ease in trimming & framing Signature: bottom right Open Editions in this size The entirety of my new series ARNO, conceptualized and created fully during my time at home. With the inability to shoot my usual client work, and with no access to models for my fine art work, I've been creating pieces that do not require the presence of another human being. I always enjoy immersing myself in nature; I have always been in absolute awe of its lines and patterns, its grace and power. Summer is when I am usually busy shooting Water Portraits, so it was perhaps inevitable that I would find some way to continue shooting subjects in the water.
Absolutely, I am hopeful that money made from this series will help us pay some bills, but it is just as important to me to be able to help other artists in need. The fact that in doing so, we will get to bring new art into our home is a welcome blessing.
Below, you can read a bit more about the Artist Support Pledge.
-from the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE website:
APS is a culture and economy in support of artists and makers established and led by artist Matthew Burrows on 16th March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now a global movement of connected communities committed to an equitable and sustainable economy for artist and makers of all countries, media and ethnicities.
Artists and makers can post their images using #artistsupportpledge giving details of their works and price (no more than £200 or equivelent).
Every time an artist reaches £1,000 of sales, they pledge to buy £200 of work from other artist(s).
ASP works by example, showing how a generous culture behaves and exploring the values that maintain its ethos. At the core of this is a commitment to equality of opportunity FOR ALL and an accessible platform to participate.
ASP believes that an equitable and sustainable future economically and environmentally must begin by examining the cultural values we live by; that artists are central to this debate; and that ALL artists are important in maintaining the permaculture that is our global artistic ecosystem. If one part suffers we all do.