Welcome to the Velvet Pelican Projects blog.
What is Velvet Pelican Projects?
This is a printed matter project, mostly silk screened, of work that is intended to go out to the general populace and be consumed by them for free.
Over the course of my time making art I have come to the conclusion that I want to address the world at large in the most effective and productive manner possible. I highly appreciate the work in museums and galleries and have worked with them, but I find for the kind of work produced through Velvet Pelican Projects for this to be the best avenue.
Why the alias?
This is simple. My ego is already big enough. The importance of Velvet Pelican Projects is the intent of the work. Also, as in the past with Velvet Pelican Projects I do like to collaborate with other people.
What has heppened over the last few years?
Again simple. I had a job, which I loved dearly, that was very time and brain consuming. After five years of it I have chosen to work elsewise and focus more effort on Velvet Pelican Projects.
What kind of work was done in the past?
For the most part Velvet Pelican mass produced small books that were given out to the general populace though different means. galleries, stuffed in newspapers, mailed and any other way I could get them out regularly. Largely speaking they addressed contemporary world issues and daily life. About 50 editions were silkscreened and sent out. This was usually in a print run of two to three hundred. Over the course of the next month I will post some of these as I pull them out of the flat files.
So what now?
I will pick up where I/ we left off a few years back. Politics has fallen by the way side though. In our times we need reminders that the world is a pretty good place with many good people and places in it. I/we will move forward with this as the guide line. Produce printed art and matter for the general populace to consume and take at their leisure.