Rêve.Art.Projet-Des oeuvres réalisées avec passion dans le respect de la nature!

Project. Passion. Dream. Art ........I need you to make my project a reality!

Project visual Rêve.Art.Projet-Des oeuvres réalisées avec passion dans le respect de la nature!
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07/07/2018
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€665
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Rêve.Art.Projet-Des oeuvres réalisées avec passion dans le respect de la nature!

I'm Claude, my artist name is Kayhanga, and I would like to invite you to discover my story.

 

Captivated about art and everything out of the ordinary, I decided to devote myself to this passion and now trying to make a living out of it. That turned out well, the decision was accompanied by a move to Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean two years ago.

 

I started collecting seeds to make jewelry (necklaces, earings,...), then collected calabashes that I turned into lamps. I wanted to develop my creation so I gathered various pieces of wood and driftwood that I carved with a chainsaw following the inspiration of the moment.

In the meantime, I participated to an art show "Chouval" through the Birmingh'Art Association in November 2017. The compliments and encouragements I received gave me the feeling that I belonged in the artistic world and that I need to persevere. So I contributed to another exposition themed " Contes & Légendes Créoles". It was a blast !  

 

That is the reason why I'm reaching out to everyone today.

 

Despite the joy I feel when creating my art and my family support, I have to be realistic, even more now that I live on an island where the cost of living is higher than the mainland. My finances are very limited and I need any help I can find to help fund and support this project.

 

First off, I must find a location to create my art. A workshop would not only help me create but hopefully I can also help others discover what I do and maybe even teach them my technics.

At the moment wood is my main medium, however I would like to create with other materials such as rocks, metal and glass so I need the proper space to expand and work under decent conditions. (see photo of the current location)

Even though I'm quite strong, or I'd like to think so, I need more tools!

I currently need a blowtorch and a bigger, stronger chainsaw (better than the one I currently use). These tools would be used pretty much daily so you can understand why I really need them. I even modified some of them to meet on my needs.

Lastly, I would need to find a practical car as some of my creations are rather large and the cute but small European cars are just not cutting it :)                          Keep in mind that I source a lot of my materials from Mother Nature directly so depending what I find it can be limiting to have to leave some beautiful pieces out just because my car is too small to bring them back.  

 

 

First exhibition : "Chouval"

Totem Cheval

 

Hyppocampe

 

Cheval

 

My Totem

 

 

Second exhibition : "Contes & Légendes créoles"

 

Papangue

 

Baclou

 

Flowers lamp

 

 

 

......a collaboration with Bourcart Cyril, painter : 

 

Manman dlo

 

 

Mofwasé

 

 

......others creations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My current workshop:  it's a very breathable fabric...

 

 

 

Myself and my brother in law who helps me a lot at this time.

( Sculpture in progress , I will participate in 2 incoming art shows: 

- Exhibition themed " 2048" with Birmingh'Art Association which is scheduled for end of May 2018

- Pool Art Fair in June 2018 : hptt://poolartfair.squarespace.com/

You can also see more of my créations here on Artmajeur:  hptts://www.artmajeur.com/kayhanga     )

 

 

...in the tropical forest..

 

 

And finally, my little car..

 

 

 

I would like to thank in advance all the KissBankers who are willing to help me. I am forever grateful even for the smallest help I can get.

On the right of my page you can see the different gifts that can be given for the contributions you are able to meet.

I'm also grateful for KissKissBangBang. It is thanks to this type of sites that people like me can try and reach out to more people to ask for help with hope that I can create and expose my art.

 

Allocation of funds

Recap regarding the collect:

 

Here is a breakdown of what I would do with the money:

 

- About 800 Euros for a deposit or a first rent on a location

 

- About 4,500 Euros for a truck

 

- The site would take 8 % of the total goal which is 560 Euros.

 

- The leftover of 1,140 Euros will be used to buy tools (blowtorch, chainsaw...)

 

 

If I ended up with more money than expected I would love to buy an oven (for glass art) or it will help fund the fees I have to pay to participate to some exhibitions.

 

 

Why help me ?

 

 

Because you just want to help an artist ?   Because you like my creations?  Because we need art in this crazy World but artists like me need help to make it happen!

 

Am I a dreamer?  Sure!  But I'm also very conscious of the reality of this artistic world.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read my story.

 

Kayhanga

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