The Sacred Trust Studio is creating Paintings, Prints, Drawings
20
patrons
$197
per month
My name is Ben, and I'm an artist.
I am seeking partners to help me fund the creation of a rich body of work.  I am in fact, building a world of it's own.  I have a vision for a very different kind of story.  My imagery may leave a lot of questions, and the mystery in this narrative is very deliberate.  But let's start with why we are here.   



The Past
Since I was very little, I have been adamantly creating.  Building stages for action figures out of cardboard boxes, banging on pots and pans, and making movies on the VHS recorder.   As I grew up I went on to study film production and theory, fine art, puppetry and experimental media.  To support myself I have worked with people special needs in group homes and public schools. I'm fascinated and driven by stories, in all forms - from the stories of individuals, to the story of humankind. In 2011 I found myself unwittingly embarking on a the mission of telling my own story. The details of this narrative and mythology are still slowly taking shape in my drawing, prints and paintings.  Today, I can say I've been prolific and committed to this process, but there's a big missing piece. 



The Present
For years I have been struggling to balance employment and creative development.  I recently left my work with Autistic kids to focus on my art.  It was a risky move, and I knew it.  I left a fair amount of stability, benefits, and a job that I loved, because I knew it was time to make a solid go of making art.  My dreams have not changed since I was a boy: scouring the world for stories, and telling them in the biggest way possible.  The reality of this is that with rising rent, bills and studio fees, my income does not sustain my creative practice.  I seldom have time to seek those opportunities to show or sell my work, or have time for marketing (it took my 3 months to get this page together), let alone create with any kind of actual focus.  As John Cleese says: "The enemies of creativity are anxiety and interruption."  



That's not to complain.  I sought the artist's life as it sought me - and it is a privilege. I don't regret my path at all, because I see the value of creativity and art as immeasurable, however abstract.  But an artist's life is HARD too, because one has to live in the abstract - dashing between the real world and maintaining clarity of a vision.  That's where you come in.  I'm asking you to partner in the development of my studio practice. I'm hoping you'll see that I am a great investment, a prolific, passionate, creative person with a deep belief in the healing power of art.  I take this very seriously.  It is my dream, my vision and my purpose. I take your money seriously and I have never asked for charity (except from my parents, god bless them!). What I'm really I'm asking you for TIME. 



The Future
I have long held future plans involving graphic novels, merchandise, animations and of course solo exhibitions. But I'm not there yet.  I'm treading water.  Your support is key in helping me reach my goals.  Your money is my time to create. And I humbly offer you, the opportunity to have your name featured prominently along with mine when these milestones are reached.  And your support gives you an inside track, as well as access to many perks and rewards outside of watching my artistic achievement and growth first hand.  

My oath in accepting your contributions is that I will keep my patrons closely informed and involved as my goals are met, and copiously credited and rewarded as I go.  As a patron, I will be accessible to you - to hear your ideas and questions, and to make you a part of this journey in as many ways as possible.



For more about me, my work and The Sacred Trust, please watch the video and check out these links:
My Website: www.benjaminbrockman.com
The Sacred Trust on YouTube
Instagram: brockchop
The Sacred Trust on Facebook

MNartists.org
Tiers
Ye Olde Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
This tier earns you access to my activity feed, and an occasional postcard featuring a recent work - plus my sincere thanks!
The High Five Club
$5 or more per month
$5.00 a month will get you my undying gratitude (seriously), as well as old fashioned snail mail reproductions of my latest work in the form of signed personalized postcards.  I will also select patrons at random to receive updated handmade merchandise packs. You'll receive exclusive e-newsletters with all the news that's fit to print, to keep you apprised of your investment.
Behind The Scenes Club
$10 or more per month
Get a patron-only perspective on my work!

You'll get everything in previous Tiers, but this level of Patronage is where you'll really be brought on board to see what my creative process is like, and get a heads up on new and exciting opportunities.  I'll post videos and images of in progress work that only contributors like you can see.

The CUSTOM MIXTAPE TIER
$15 or more per month only 5 left

I am limiting this tier to 5 people - because these things take time (at least the way I do them!) . You'll get everything at lower tiers, plus a custom mixtape or CD addressed and designed to you by me - like a very limited edition original artwork, but comprised of my favorite studio listening deep cuts.  If you know me you know I take this very seriously!  You let me know your format and genre preferences and I'll hook you up! 

The Tchotchke Club
$15 or more per month

$15.00 a month will get you everything a lower Tier donor receives, but in addition: merchandise packs shipped straight away, as well as guaranteed merch packs as they develop.  These goodie grab bags are assorted, but contain pins, magnets, patches and stickers and other stuff made with my images and brand.  You'll also get in the mix of names I'll draw at random throughout the year to receive free t-shirts bearing my designs and printed by myself.

The "Hey, Cool Shirt" Club
$20 or more per month
$20.00 gets you one of my designed and hand printed t-shirts (Alpha S-2XL) and a merch pack shipped straight away!  You'll also receive signed postcard reproductions, and get entered into the mix of randomly selected recipients for new tees, and merch packs throughout the year.  At this level I'll also start including you in the shortlist to receive smaller hand-made prints along with other assorted merchandise.
The Collector
$50 or more per month
$50.00 a month puts you in the loop for everything you see above: tee, merch pack, signed postcards - but you will also receive a signed and numbered print from an original limited edition (not a digital reproduction.)  This puts you in the mix to receive larger artwork as it develops, as well as pieces from my archived work.
You will receive big discounts on new work, including selected original paintings and drawings at your inquiry.
Goals
$197 of $200 per month
This is where the rubber hits the road. as they say. At this level of support, I have my studio costs covered and am free to focus on the variety of projects I have in the air currently, including but not limited to: drawings, paintings, videos, masks, sculptures. soft vinyl toys. graphic tees and merchandise.......


Above: Pictures from a studio visit in 2018.

.......and a coloring book!  The costs of this ambitious compilation of key images from work from that 10 years will be high, but as a retrospective project, quality is key.  That's where you come in. I simply wont get it off the ground without you!   

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My name is Ben, and I'm an artist.
I am seeking partners to help me fund the creation of a rich body of work.  I am in fact, building a world of it's own.  I have a vision for a very different kind of story.  My imagery may leave a lot of questions, and the mystery in this narrative is very deliberate.  But let's start with why we are here.   



The Past
Since I was very little, I have been adamantly creating.  Building stages for action figures out of cardboard boxes, banging on pots and pans, and making movies on the VHS recorder.   As I grew up I went on to study film production and theory, fine art, puppetry and experimental media.  To support myself I have worked with people special needs in group homes and public schools. I'm fascinated and driven by stories, in all forms - from the stories of individuals, to the story of humankind. In 2011 I found myself unwittingly embarking on a the mission of telling my own story. The details of this narrative and mythology are still slowly taking shape in my drawing, prints and paintings.  Today, I can say I've been prolific and committed to this process, but there's a big missing piece. 



The Present
For years I have been struggling to balance employment and creative development.  I recently left my work with Autistic kids to focus on my art.  It was a risky move, and I knew it.  I left a fair amount of stability, benefits, and a job that I loved, because I knew it was time to make a solid go of making art.  My dreams have not changed since I was a boy: scouring the world for stories, and telling them in the biggest way possible.  The reality of this is that with rising rent, bills and studio fees, my income does not sustain my creative practice.  I seldom have time to seek those opportunities to show or sell my work, or have time for marketing (it took my 3 months to get this page together), let alone create with any kind of actual focus.  As John Cleese says: "The enemies of creativity are anxiety and interruption."  



That's not to complain.  I sought the artist's life as it sought me - and it is a privilege. I don't regret my path at all, because I see the value of creativity and art as immeasurable, however abstract.  But an artist's life is HARD too, because one has to live in the abstract - dashing between the real world and maintaining clarity of a vision.  That's where you come in.  I'm asking you to partner in the development of my studio practice. I'm hoping you'll see that I am a great investment, a prolific, passionate, creative person with a deep belief in the healing power of art.  I take this very seriously.  It is my dream, my vision and my purpose. I take your money seriously and I have never asked for charity (except from my parents, god bless them!). What I'm really I'm asking you for TIME. 



The Future
I have long held future plans involving graphic novels, merchandise, animations and of course solo exhibitions. But I'm not there yet.  I'm treading water.  Your support is key in helping me reach my goals.  Your money is my time to create. And I humbly offer you, the opportunity to have your name featured prominently along with mine when these milestones are reached.  And your support gives you an inside track, as well as access to many perks and rewards outside of watching my artistic achievement and growth first hand.  

My oath in accepting your contributions is that I will keep my patrons closely informed and involved as my goals are met, and copiously credited and rewarded as I go.  As a patron, I will be accessible to you - to hear your ideas and questions, and to make you a part of this journey in as many ways as possible.



For more about me, my work and The Sacred Trust, please watch the video and check out these links:
My Website: www.benjaminbrockman.com
The Sacred Trust on YouTube
Instagram: brockchop
The Sacred Trust on Facebook

MNartists.org

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Tiers
Ye Olde Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
This tier earns you access to my activity feed, and an occasional postcard featuring a recent work - plus my sincere thanks!
The High Five Club
$5 or more per month
$5.00 a month will get you my undying gratitude (seriously), as well as old fashioned snail mail reproductions of my latest work in the form of signed personalized postcards.  I will also select patrons at random to receive updated handmade merchandise packs. You'll receive exclusive e-newsletters with all the news that's fit to print, to keep you apprised of your investment.
Behind The Scenes Club
$10 or more per month
Get a patron-only perspective on my work!

You'll get everything in previous Tiers, but this level of Patronage is where you'll really be brought on board to see what my creative process is like, and get a heads up on new and exciting opportunities.  I'll post videos and images of in progress work that only contributors like you can see.

The CUSTOM MIXTAPE TIER
$15 or more per month only 5 left

I am limiting this tier to 5 people - because these things take time (at least the way I do them!) . You'll get everything at lower tiers, plus a custom mixtape or CD addressed and designed to you by me - like a very limited edition original artwork, but comprised of my favorite studio listening deep cuts.  If you know me you know I take this very seriously!  You let me know your format and genre preferences and I'll hook you up! 

The Tchotchke Club
$15 or more per month

$15.00 a month will get you everything a lower Tier donor receives, but in addition: merchandise packs shipped straight away, as well as guaranteed merch packs as they develop.  These goodie grab bags are assorted, but contain pins, magnets, patches and stickers and other stuff made with my images and brand.  You'll also get in the mix of names I'll draw at random throughout the year to receive free t-shirts bearing my designs and printed by myself.

The "Hey, Cool Shirt" Club
$20 or more per month
$20.00 gets you one of my designed and hand printed t-shirts (Alpha S-2XL) and a merch pack shipped straight away!  You'll also receive signed postcard reproductions, and get entered into the mix of randomly selected recipients for new tees, and merch packs throughout the year.  At this level I'll also start including you in the shortlist to receive smaller hand-made prints along with other assorted merchandise.
The Collector
$50 or more per month
$50.00 a month puts you in the loop for everything you see above: tee, merch pack, signed postcards - but you will also receive a signed and numbered print from an original limited edition (not a digital reproduction.)  This puts you in the mix to receive larger artwork as it develops, as well as pieces from my archived work.
You will receive big discounts on new work, including selected original paintings and drawings at your inquiry.