I am both nervous and excited to share my experience and work with you all during this conversation. Bunny and Lior will be joining me to share their work and experiences as well as a portion of this conversation will be open to guests to share. This conversation is FREE to join, all artists and humans alike are welcome! No participation is required, it is absolutely ok to simply watch and listen. Just your presence is an honor.
The conversation takes place TONIGHT at 7pm - 8pm EST
A link will be emailed beforehand so please make sure to provide your email via the form below!
In my recent post about the Art Care Packages, I felt vulnerable sharing my feelings about my mom and what I was going through. Despite these reservations, I shared my story and the response has been incredibly touching. Folks have responded with stories of their own experiences with losing a friend or parent, folks who shared with me how long they have been following my work and what it means to them, and other well wishing encouragements.
I took a trust fall into my social media audience’s arms and have been truly gifted with the response.
To everyone who shared a story with me, to everyone who commented, to everyone who made a donation. Thank you! ♥️
Before, it was an emotionally daunting task to sort through these prints . Now, I feel lighter and ready to cross this bridge. I am so grateful to you all, for wanting to be a part of this process. I am honored to send out these care packages. ♥️
Since COVID 19, I’ve had to take a home base. This means I’m going through my things that have been stored at my mom’s house while I was off being a nomad. One of the things I really appreciated about my mom was how proud she was of me. She erected a shrine like display & would invite anybody who would listen, over to see it. My mom also really enjoyed getting the packages of prints in the post. This became something we bonded over as I shared with her the story of how each print came into being.
After my mom passed going through these prints has been really tough. Even though I’m really proud of the work, I just wanna throw all of the prints away so I don’t have to deal with the emotions they bring up. I know I’d really regret it later on, so instead I thought why not create a ‘care package’? These would include a print, a hand written note, and a quote that is meaningful to me, for a donation of any amount. Yes, ANY amount because gifting the art to someone who will appreciate it even a sliver of the amount that my mom did will be healing for me. ♥️
There are only 37 care packages available in total, they range from Instax, Fuji peel-apart instant film, Polaroid, and 4X6 prints. These are more manageable sized, and unique, as only one of each print will ever exist. To give you an idea of what is available scroll through the slide above, select an image or asked to be surprised! As always I’m grateful for the support, thank you♥️
🦁Email with any questions you might have - roarieyum@gmail dot com
Be sure to include what mailing address you’d like me to post to, thank you!
Shipping will take place on the 25th of May, I want to ensure each package is bundled with care.
*Please keep in mind that these pictures of the prints were taken with a phone and do not accurately reflect the detail or quality of the print.
Images by FoxHarvard, Ron Pre, Angelcliff, Photominimal, Henry Green, Mark Velasquez, Martin Treml, David Wittig, Kelly Segre, Jim Minics, Tobias, Trey Funktionhaus, Sam Guss, Jim Minics, Doug Swinskey.
It’s been an honor to work with as many talented folks as I have. I feel truly grateful to be a part of the art, even without accolades but when someone does decide to put together a book or place their work in a galley show, that’s awesome too. I love seeing printed versions, it somehow makes the work more real by being in a tangible form. Luckily, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Frank Ockenfels, an artist I deeply respect, and am honored to be included in his latest book. You can see one of our images at 0:35
The #collabproject has brought together both folks I have worked with and some that I have not, from all over the globe. This project has reminded me of why I pursue art in the first place, collaboration. In my experience this means, each person brings something to the table and uses it as a starting point to build from. Many times the materials are the same or at the least very similar, but each session has produced different results. All the collaborators were provided with the same series of 25 images and each created something uniquely different.