WHAT IS THE BASALOID PROJECT?
With the Basaloid Project I hope to galvanize and inspire you to live your best creative life. To seriously grab life by the balls. Right now.
Because, why wait?
I would love for people to see my exhibition and be inspired to do their own creative thing. The Basaloid Project is above all a call to creativity.
The idea for the project emerged not long after starting treatment for cancer in March 2019. Named after the type of cancer that resided temporarily in my rear unit, the Basaloid Project has three parts: A 32-page graphic novel, the exhibition at the Incubator, and an online workshop.
The Basaloid graphic novel:
Told through metaphor and symbolism, it’s a story about journeying through the storm and emerging on the other side. It’s about hope, resilience, vulnerability, fear, love, purpose, and renewal. All illustrated by hand with fine ink pens.
The Basaloid exhibition:
The Basaloid exhibition will feature 22 works, all of which make up the pages of The Basaloid graphic novel both in the form of illustration, sculpture and video. As New Zealand has gone into lockdown for the duration of the show, it will now be available to view as a virtual exhibition via social media (see links below).
Time-lapse of me hanging the show here: https://youtu.be/j4zLLs15y6s
The Basaloid workshops:
The workshop is a chance for people to explore their own story and creativity as they create their one-page autobiographical comic using a variety of art supplies in the comfort of their own homes. More info to come....
The Basaloid graphic novel will launch on the same night as the exhibition opens virtually at the Incubator, Thursday the 9th of April 2020, and will be available for purchase online on my website.
With the Basaloid Project I hope to galvanize and inspire people to live their best creative lives. To seriously grab life by the balls. Right now. Because, why wait?
The project is funded by Creative New Zealand’s Creative Communities Scheme.
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