One in a Million
What's this then aye?
I've got a fair bit to catch you up on, I see.
After 9 years of intensive practice as a mental health nurse, it has dawned on me that I need to return to doing my art to support my own creative wellbeing. Lately I have been consolidating my creative thoughts, and began painting again with a vengeance.
Over these recent years, my creative practice has been developing in power and scope, and I am now ready to embark on the most terrifying, thrilling and ambitious art project I could dream of.
I am fuelled by my passion to connect and reconcile my paintings with my work at the acute psychiatric department of Wellington Hospital "Ward 27" and a great determination to be able to make my art AND support my family. Sooooo....
I'm taking a year out of my nursing career to create 1 million works of art. That's an artwork every 8 seconds.
Ambitious? Well that's an understatement. I did a trial run last weekend. The image above is one of my backgrounds, which I am over-printing with a woodcut of one of my "structures". I'm currently running at an artwork every 20 seconds. So, like a marathon runner, I've got some training to do!
I'm going to sell them for $1 each, and the first $250,000 of the proceeds will support a mental health project which focusses on bringing the stories of people with mental illness into the light.
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