Maquenda is creating Illustrations, paintings, ceramics and photography
11

patrons

$94
per month

Who Am I?

My name is Maquenda.  As of summer 2017 I am a graduate of Art College and am now left staring into the (sometimes terrifying) profundity that is my future.

College was a very difficult time for me as an artist. At the same time as I began to discover the silhouette of who I am as an artist and to begin pursuing my own passions, I was reprimanded for them. I have always had a fascination with the aspects of life that are often divorced from it; death, decay, and a return to entropy.

I was told my visions and ideas were "kitsch", unoriginal, and ultimately not worth pursuing. My heart was broken time and time again. But if there is something that has always drawn me to the act of creation, it was the honesty of emotion that could be perfectly preserved in art. You could make palpable intent, love, hate, an entire thought, or the chaotic spill of emotion. I wanted to create works of art that spoke to people, from my heart to theirs. 



Ironically at the same time as I struggled with place in art school, it was during those four years that I truly found this connection to death as being definitive to who I am not only as an artist but also as a person. In my last year of school I lost my beloved dog, who grew up with me and shared 15 years of my life. This heartbreak ultimately galvanized my belief in what I wanted to create and became the center of my final class thesis, the thesis by which I would earn my diploma.

All of this is ultimately what brings me to Patreon. I am so honored to live in a time when creatives can connect directly with the communities of people who share their passion and support their ability to pursue those passions! 






What This Patreon is For

My hope is that this Patreon gives me a little extra time each month to work on my own ideas. I would love to chase these visions and more than that, to be able to share them with you all. I know so many artists who work day jobs, who say how they wish they had more time to create for themselves but just never seem to get to a place where they can. 

While I accept that I will likely have to take outside work to support myself, ultimately, like every artist, it would be a dream come true to create what I am most passionate about.

I will use this Patreon to share WIP's, process photos, tips, tricks, and hopefully much more with you and, most importantly, to thank you for your belief and support!




Tiers
The Bone Jar
$1 or more per month

Every bone adds up to something bigger! A huge thank you for supporting me. No amount of support is too small!
  • You'll receive my Telegram sticker sets!

Feathers and Fur
$5 or more per month

  • You'll receive my Telegram sticker sets!
  • EXCLUSIVE access to WIP's
  • Process/behind-the-scenes/tutorials
  • Get early access to artwork and first dibs on originals and commission slots 
  • EXCLUSIVE access to my Patreon only feed
From Here the Grass Will Grow
$10 or more per month


Your support will be the seed that grows into a tree
  • You'll receive my Telegram sticker sets!
  • EXCLUSIVE access to WIP's
  • Process/behind-the-scenes/tutorials
  • Get early access to artwork and first dibs on originals and commission slots 
  • EXCLUSIVE access to my Patreon only feed
  • Receive EXCLUSIVE HQ files of my most recent work!
  • You will receive a handwritten postcard and sketch so I can thank you personally! 
  • You'll receive a digital copy of my future art and photography books, and a discount on the physical books!
Xibalba
$50 or more per month

This is the road to awe. Your support let's me chase my dreams into the stars.
  • You'll receive my Telegram sticker sets!
  • EXCLUSIVE access to WIP's
  • Process/behind-the-scenes/tutorials
  • Get early access to artwork and first dibs on originals and commission slots
  • EXCLUSIVE access to my Patreon only feed!
  • Receive EXCLUSIVE HQ files of my most recent work!
  • You will receive a handwritten postcard and sketch so I can thank you personally  
  • You'll receive a digital copy of my future art and photography books!
  • Early HQ downloads of all releases
  • Your name in the credits of future books and videos
  • You will receive a signed digital print of your choice! (you can choose between a selection)
  • Receive an EXCLUSIVE goodie bag, filled with goodies such as prints, postcards and ceramics!
  • You'll receive  a physical copy of my book
Goals
$94 of $250 per month
$250 Would mean I'd be able to afford new art materials a lot easier and be able to pay for the kiln firing costs that I'm using for my ceramic art and traveling costs for the train to get there.

This also means I can make time for my photography and personal art a lot more. I'd love to publish books about my art and photography in the future and this would help me to produce them faster!

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Who Am I?

My name is Maquenda.  As of summer 2017 I am a graduate of Art College and am now left staring into the (sometimes terrifying) profundity that is my future.

College was a very difficult time for me as an artist. At the same time as I began to discover the silhouette of who I am as an artist and to begin pursuing my own passions, I was reprimanded for them. I have always had a fascination with the aspects of life that are often divorced from it; death, decay, and a return to entropy.

I was told my visions and ideas were "kitsch", unoriginal, and ultimately not worth pursuing. My heart was broken time and time again. But if there is something that has always drawn me to the act of creation, it was the honesty of emotion that could be perfectly preserved in art. You could make palpable intent, love, hate, an entire thought, or the chaotic spill of emotion. I wanted to create works of art that spoke to people, from my heart to theirs. 



Ironically at the same time as I struggled with place in art school, it was during those four years that I truly found this connection to death as being definitive to who I am not only as an artist but also as a person. In my last year of school I lost my beloved dog, who grew up with me and shared 15 years of my life. This heartbreak ultimately galvanized my belief in what I wanted to create and became the center of my final class thesis, the thesis by which I would earn my diploma.

All of this is ultimately what brings me to Patreon. I am so honored to live in a time when creatives can connect directly with the communities of people who share their passion and support their ability to pursue those passions! 






What This Patreon is For

My hope is that this Patreon gives me a little extra time each month to work on my own ideas. I would love to chase these visions and more than that, to be able to share them with you all. I know so many artists who work day jobs, who say how they wish they had more time to create for themselves but just never seem to get to a place where they can. 

While I accept that I will likely have to take outside work to support myself, ultimately, like every artist, it would be a dream come true to create what I am most passionate about.

I will use this Patreon to share WIP's, process photos, tips, tricks, and hopefully much more with you and, most importantly, to thank you for your belief and support!




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Tiers
The Bone Jar
$1 or more per month

Every bone adds up to something bigger! A huge thank you for supporting me. No amount of support is too small!
  • You'll receive my Telegram sticker sets!

Feathers and Fur
$5 or more per month

  • You'll receive my Telegram sticker sets!
  • EXCLUSIVE access to WIP's
  • Process/behind-the-scenes/tutorials
  • Get early access to artwork and first dibs on originals and commission slots 
  • EXCLUSIVE access to my Patreon only feed
From Here the Grass Will Grow
$10 or more per month


Your support will be the seed that grows into a tree
  • You'll receive my Telegram sticker sets!
  • EXCLUSIVE access to WIP's
  • Process/behind-the-scenes/tutorials
  • Get early access to artwork and first dibs on originals and commission slots 
  • EXCLUSIVE access to my Patreon only feed
  • Receive EXCLUSIVE HQ files of my most recent work!
  • You will receive a handwritten postcard and sketch so I can thank you personally! 
  • You'll receive a digital copy of my future art and photography books, and a discount on the physical books!
Xibalba
$50 or more per month

This is the road to awe. Your support let's me chase my dreams into the stars.
  • You'll receive my Telegram sticker sets!
  • EXCLUSIVE access to WIP's
  • Process/behind-the-scenes/tutorials
  • Get early access to artwork and first dibs on originals and commission slots
  • EXCLUSIVE access to my Patreon only feed!
  • Receive EXCLUSIVE HQ files of my most recent work!
  • You will receive a handwritten postcard and sketch so I can thank you personally  
  • You'll receive a digital copy of my future art and photography books!
  • Early HQ downloads of all releases
  • Your name in the credits of future books and videos
  • You will receive a signed digital print of your choice! (you can choose between a selection)
  • Receive an EXCLUSIVE goodie bag, filled with goodies such as prints, postcards and ceramics!
  • You'll receive  a physical copy of my book