Several of Ian's plastic blister pack creations are now featured on the Project Vortex website. Project Vortex is a collective of artists and designers who work primarily with plastic diverted from the waste stream. A portion of all sales made through the website go to local beach clean-up efforts, and Ian has agreed to donate 50% of any sales to the Friends of Casco Bay organization. Check out Ian's plastic art on the Project Vortex site here.
Ian has been making things AND climbing on things his whole life. In 2007, while living in Salt Lake City, Ian began to take a deeper interest in both art and rock climbing. His eventual move to NYC meant he also had to trade real rock for climbing gyms; Brooklyn Boulders is where he currently sends routes and overcomes problems. When Ian approached them about the Blister Pact project and asked them to host a community collection bin, they were excited to participate and share it with the local climbing community.
As any artist with even the slightest web presence can attest, it's only a matter of time before some "online gallery/database" asks you to put images of your work up on their site. And then you just sit back and watch the sales happen, right? More likely you'll forget the name and that you even submitted images.
This couldn't be further from the truth with online art showcase Fiercely Curious, a project homegrown in Brooklyn by founders Erin Przekop and Tom Critchlow. These two are smart, energetic, professional AND they work their asses off. Needless to say, Ian is incredibly excited to be working with them.
Check out some of Ian's work here on their new artist gallery page.