The final push

It’s the final push for my crowd funding appeal, as it ends tomorrow. I’ve been working hard every day since 20th October promoting the project, and I’m now tired and burnt out. There is still a fair bit of money to raise, so please help if you can, and hopefully all the hard work won’t have been in vain. Crowd funding alone is a gruelling task, and not something I’d like to do again any time soon. I’ve constantly had a bottomless list of places and people to contact, and in the end I’ve just had to prioritise because there just isn’t enough time to do everything.
However, I really am blown away at the support the project has gathered. So many people are helping to promote it, as well as donating money, and it’s great to feel that I’ve started something big. It really seems to have captured people’s imaginations and I’m looking forward to getting the project underway properly.

I sent the first lot of patterns out today to my Thread of Life mailing list today, and it seems to be getting a good response, so that’s great. I’ll be releasing it more widely in the coming weeks. We also have a date for the exhibition now: It will be at Bank Street Arts for the whole of November 2015. As yet I have no idea how much work will be in the exhibition, but with the interest gathered I’m potentially expecting hundreds.
I’ve also been working on my large scale pattern, which will be just over a square meter in size. Here’s a look at how it was looking when I last left the studio.

big pattern

The Thread of Life [working title] work in progress

Here’s a link to my crowd funding appeal. If you can help to get this exciting project underway, please do! Every donation helps, so thank you very much for your support!



About Sharon Mossbeck

Sharon Mossbeck is a conceptual artist based in Sheffield. Mossbeck's work focuses on themes of death and religion, often presented in a vibrant, hedonistic manner. While based on themes of death, her work is more easily read as a celebration of life while questioning what may happen beyond. Mossbeck works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture using found objects, photography and textiles. Available for commissions.
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