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Plant Trees!

Trees, A Hub Of Life, Mixed Media on Paper, 2019, Stephanie Kilgast

Hello!

Today is starting a 2 weeks campaign to plant tress, permaculture style.
The idea is to donate just 1 euro each, as 1 euro equals 10 trees.
A very little donation but from a maximum of people!
You can donate here. It is hosted by @houseraccoon and they work with @treesforthefuture

To add to this, I am also auctioning an original painting I specifically did for the occasion!
“Trees, a Hub for Life” is put on Instagram for a 3 day auction until this Sunday, 8PM local time France.
If you don’t have instagram but still would like to bid on it, simply contact me, and I’ll do the bid in your name.

If you really can’t spare 1 euro for this, why not comment, like or share the post?
Thank you so much!
I believe that change comes from the people!
xx
Stéphanie

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3 day auction + tree planting campaign!!🌲🌳🌴🌍😄 @houseraccoon is hosting a campaign today to plant trees (permaculture style, I read through it, it's good stuff!) through the "forest garden solution". #onepinkyonetree I want things to change, and I believe change starts with us! 👊💪 ——— 🌍AUCTION!🌍 For the campaign I created this original watercolor and all benefits are going to that campaign. I will take care of worldwide shipping myself!… You're welcome 😎 R u l e s : ▶️bid on this post until Sunday 8:00PM (20h) (France local time UTC+2 / GMT+2) ▶️bidding starts with 40 euro (it is an original artwork after all!) ▶️if you don't have instagram, you can bid through e-mail sk(at)petitplat.fr and I'll bid in your name/initials ▶️If for some reason, the highest bidder changes his mind, the second highest bidder will win the auction. ▶️the plan is to ship the artwork out on Monday 1st. If the highest bidder is in London, I can also bring it with me to the Other Art Fair which I will be attending from the 4th to the 7th of July. Otherwise it'll ship after the 12th. Up to you! —— 🌍DONATE🌍 The goal is to spend as little as 1 euro per person, with which they can plant 10 trees. Not a lot for each of us, but together quite the forest. https://houseraccoon.com/donate/ . . . . . #climatechange #bethechange #artistofinstagram #artivism #protectwhatyoulove #climatecrisis #planttrees #artforgood #treeart #rainbowart #watercolor #botanicalart #biodiversity #insectart

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The Other Art Fair

Mushroom Party, Sculpture on Tin Can, 2019
Mushroom Party, Sculpture on Tin Can, 2019

Helloooo!

It’s been a while!
The art show in London is fast approaching and I have some cool news around it.

GREENER FUTURE – MURAL

I will be painting a mural for them! A bit challenging as I’ll have only one day, but I thought it through and sketched it out, so it should work!
It is going to be part of their “greener future” challenge and will be an interactive wall for the public.
Below the sketch.

TAKING OVER THEIR INSTAGRAM FEED

I also was lucky enough to be picked to take over their instagram feed today. I was assigned to share about my creative process and pictures of my art studio.
If you’d like to see those, head over their instagram feed.

CANVAS BLOG

They also wrote an article on the Saatchi Art Blog about my work, so pretty excited about this too!

INVITATIONS

If you would like to attend the fair, you are welcome to do so!
You can get complimentary tickets here by using the code KILGAST

The Other Art Fair, Hyacinth Macaw, Sculpture, 2019, Stephanie Kilgast
The Other Art Fair, Hyacinth Macaw, Sculpture, 2019, Stephanie Kilgast

Podcast!

Podcast Stephanie Kilgast

I did my first podcast a few weeks back!
It was fun and now you can listen to me blabbing about art and doubt and materials.
Thank you Angie for the opportunity!

http://www.angienoll.com/blog/2019/5/18/stephanie-kilgast-sculptor-and-water-colour-painter

Just below an overly cute hippo in its blue plastic bottle. It is available in the shop!

xx
Stéphanie

Nilpferd, 2019, hippo sculpture, Stephanie Kilgast
Nilpferd, 2019, hippo sculpture, Stephanie Kilgast

I Scream for Nature

I Scream for Nature, 2019, mixed media sculpture on thrifted plastic ice cup, Stephanie Kilgast
I Scream for Nature, 2019, mixed media sculpture on thrifted plastic ice cup, Stephanie Kilgast

Hello there!

A while ago, I went thrift shopping with a friend who needed a desk lamp.
For me, thrift shopping means finding the most surprising things that I could sculpt onto.
I found a lot of fun stuff, and among those an object that seemed to come straight out of a barbie house: a pink ice cream cup.
I am not going to lie… my friend and I found it super ugly… But at a second thought and at the same time, our gazes crossed and I went back to get it.

Often, the things I thrift lie around in my art studio among trash for a while, until I know what to do with them.
And while I was rummaging through some old sculptures of mine, I stumbled upon these jellyfishes I made in 2016. (yikes, times flies!)
I never did anything with them, because the colors were just too flashy for my liking. So they were just waiting patiently at the back of a drawer.
Until some of them met the pink cup!

And a few weeks later, this sculpture was born. You can see more pictures and details here.
For now, I am keeping it for the London Art Fair:

The Other Art Fair, London
4-7 July
Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross

However, it might still be available after the fair, especially if I decide not to take it with me. If you are interested, the best is to subscribe to my art collector newsletter, that way you’ll be informed when it is available.

xx
Stéphanie

The Other Art Fair

Arc, 2019, mixed media sculpture on trash, Stephanie Kilgast
Arc, 2019, mixed media sculpture on trash, Stephanie Kilgast

Hey there!

It’s been a long time I haven’t updated my blog!
Like with everything, the longer the wait, the less you know what to write about. Does it even still make sense to talk about certain experiences or travels after a while?
Are you interested in knowing how the shows went? I suppose yes.
Currently, most of my life and art career update go in my patreon newsletter

That being said, I am taking the time to write today for two perfectly good reasons.
The first is a finished sculpture, Arc, which you can see just above and below.
I used an empty paint can that I finished while doing the mural painting at Dédale in Vannes. (more on that later!)
I used mostly epoxy clay and paint and I really do like that material. It’s not as “easy” to sculpt as polymer clay, but I like the air dry capacity of it. I also bought other air dry clays with little or no plastic in them but haven’t yet tried them. I am a wimp when it comes to trying out new materials.

The second reason is a much more exciting one for me and is already in the title of this post.
My work has been accepted to “the Other Art Fair” in London! And they work with Saatchi *___*
It’s the third time I try to participate, and against all odds, I got accepted!!
The show is beginning of July, so clearly I have not too much time to get ready for the show!
I currently am still working on three other sculptures and have decided not to add any of these new ones to my shop before the art show. I might also bring some of my framed watercolors, unless they get sold until then.
I want to be sure to have enough of artworks to present there.

If you happen to be in London beginning of July here the details

The Other Art Fair, London
4-7 July
Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross

Ok! That’s about it!
Hopefully I get to update the blog a little more next week, I do have some topics I’d like to talk about, but I’m buried under sculptural work these days!

xx
Stéphanie