A collection of wearable art by Emerald Barkley, inspired by the love of bones, flowers, and neo-noir space operas.
The bright, neon colors set against the darkness of space as a visual representation of good vs evil have always felt like intense, beautiful, fevered dreams. I love the idea of these bright colors as a nod to the vibrancy that I believe we are capable of even in the deep dark of the unknown. Bones and flowers are often the main characters in my work as a vehicle to talk about embracing joy and beauty during radical transformation.
The result of these converging inspirations is Fever Dream: Art turned into wearable form.
The purpose of this campaign is to fund the creation of the items in the Fever Dream Collection, which include:
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Fever Dream stickers feature the dual skull and peony artwork and are holographic with a matte satin finish. These still look beautifully shiny indoors, but shine like rainbow fire in direct sun.
Travel to new, dark-synth dimensions of time and space with these bitchin’ enamel pins. Pins are hard-enamel and gold finished for beautiful shine and include seven colors in the Fever Dream palette. Each pin is 1.75” long.
Our Deepest Spaces Glow Like A Hundred Thousand Stars Pin: This pin is based on a painting from several years ago, and is about how when we take up unapologetic space for radical kindness and beauty, the light from our hearts shines through our eyes.
Fever Dream Pin: created especially for this collection. Lucious flowers crown two skulls with brightly glowing eyes. This pin plays on the same themes as it’s sister pin, asking “How can we use our kindness to be an unyielding light in the dark?”
Wear the representation of radiant kindness on your person in this cozy Bella + Canvas sweatshirt. Sweatshirt includes the main Fever Dream artwork on the back and a small pink and blue poppy on the left front chest area.
This is a lighter weight sweatshirt that is perfect for staying cozy inside or cooler outside weather. Layer it with your favorite warm layers to stay warm in colder areas this winter.
This sweatshirt will be screen printed with 6 colors by a local screen printer in my area, JG Graphics. They are my go-to printer for all of my shirts and I have loved working with them for the last few years.
ETHICAL MANUFACTURING My pin manufacturer guarantees safe working conditions with livable wages and an 8 hour work day. Worker’s rights are very important to me and I strive to work with companies that that reflect these values.
I use Bella + Canvas clothing because of their commitment to sustainable garment practices.
Hi hello! My name is Emerald, and I am a non-binary watercolor artist in northern California. I love to use my work as a visual metaphor for death cycles, interconnectedness, and radical beauty and kindness. Welcome to my first crowdfunding campaign!