Following an auto accident in which she suffered a life-altering traumatic brain injury, savannah g became disconnected from community. In an effort to jump-start her mind, she began making art. Twenty years later, her astonishing body of work is something akin to a secret.
This exhibition is running concurrently with a fundraiser on the popular crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. By going online to the Kickstarter website, you have the opportunity to make a financial contribution to help us reach our goal: build a new community with which to share savannah's prolific collection by sponsoring the printing of savannah g's first monograph, Earth Matters.
It's been called, "The most democratic way art has ever been made."
"Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects."
From the site: "Thousands of creative projects are funding on Kickstarter at any given moment. Each project is independently created and crafted by the person behind it. The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control and responsibility over their projects. They spend weeks building their project pages, shooting their videos, and brainstorming what rewards to offer backers. When they're ready, creators launch their project and share it with their community."
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform in which a project is proposed with a set funding goal. The funding goal must be met by a deadline for the project to use any of the pledged funds.
Different pledge amounts garner rewards: for savannah g's project, your contribution allows us to share savannah's work with you in a quality form, whether that is as an editioned print, art monograph, folio, or poem. While these are among the rewards you will receive as you help us share savannah's work, the ultimate goal of the project is to fund the creation, printing, and distribution of savannah g's first monograph, Earth Matters.
Kickstarter isn't only a good way to fund interesting projects, it's also an exciting platform with which to engage community. After having a traumatic brain injury, savannah g experienced the loss of community. Her art is part of a wider natural discourse resonating well beyond her own experience and touching other experiences as its kin. We look to Kickstarter with the thought that people will connect with what savannah makes and want to have the presence of her art in their own lives.
“Since [Kickstarter's] launch in 2009, more than 4.1 million people have pledged over $627 million, funding more than 41,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now."