MUMBOT's FIRST ART KIT
I worked very hard creating, putting together and designing this set and all of it's parts. Also, I worked with local professional Thai craftspeople for the production, screen printing, book printing, embossing and binding, stickers as well as a local design studio (NVSC) for many things including printing, photography and more. There are only a few of this prototype version of MUMBOT's FIRST ART KIT!
•”INTO THE PORTAL” EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION SCREENPRINTED, SIGNED & NUMBERED, ART PRINT IN RED COLORWAY
PRINTED ON MOHAWK SUPERFINE EGGSHELL WHITE 270gsm (ACID-FREE) PAPER W/DECKLED EDGES (EDITION OF 40)
•FIRST EDITION OF MUMBOT’S FIRST ART KIT COLORING BOOK ON FINE ART PAPER W/CUSTOM LETTERPRESSED COVER & RED STITCHED BINDING
•FIRST ART KIT KISS CUT STICKER SHEET
•”AUGHOSTUS” PLUSHY KEYCHAIN
•ARxT PRESCRIPTION NOTE SET
•”AUGHOSTUS” ENAMEL PIN
•RED “X-FRIEND” EMBROIDERED PATCH
•”BOO BOO BAND” STICKERS
(Box packaging might differ from what you see in the photo)
The story behind the concept:
"The concept behind this prototype for my “First Art Kit” project stems from my love/collection of antique first aid kits – however, deeper than that, I wanted to connect this little kit to the subject matter prevalent in my work (i.e. and expand upon the ever present “Boo Boo Bands”) and the exploration of injury, healing, scars & illness juxtaposed with concepts of beauty and life. There are people who live their life – even when they are sick, dying, hurt or injured, scarred or traumatized and they continue to live, be active and try to enjoy themselves or even work/be productive - these people should not be made to feel lesser than someone without scars or sickness or injury… don’t make someone feel they need to stay cooped up in their house because they are sick. These people should be able to feel like they can live life to the extent that they feel fit. On that same note, scars and sickness shouldn't make you less photogenic or less beautiful. Life can be hard and imperfect and it’s OK to not always be peachy. Life is not like that. For example, a scar can tell a story and they can be much more interesting than flawless skin. The goal is to see more representation in mainstream media from people with a story and interesting aesthetic features that challenge commonly accepted concepts of "perfection." Also, I had a ton of fun researching history of healers during this project just for fun.