The Trojan Crane "monty python was only the half of it." Support the building of this large scale sculpture! A paradox of peace and violence.
The Trojan Crane
"monty python was only the half of it."
I am going to build a large-scale (10+feet) sculpture. It is going to be like the Trojan Horse... but an origami crane - an even more peaceful symbol than a horse. The crane structure will be made out of wood.. for the geometric outlines and the flat planes will be fabric.
For the fabric planes, I am going to sew white sails with white symbols and quotes embroidered on them- subtly into the fabric. These sails will make the planes/sides of the wings, neck, head, and such and contain messages/symbols of misinformation lies all in a peaceful facade. and be beautiful.
The Trojan Crane will be wired internally with a sound and projection system with lights. (hooked up to a battery) When night time falls, the "trojan" part of the crane will activate and the projection system will project images onto the inside of the fabric. (contradictory or enlightening the hidden violence of the exterior) Attached inside the hollow belly of the wooden crane will be the Trojan oil barrel full of corn syrup that slowly drips out at that time.
It will be on wheels and have the ability to be de-assembled for transport.
(credit: thank you Andrew Thompson for the CAD drawing of the Crane)
Donations will go toward the following:
trailer for wheels
car battery for power
wiring / conduit
2-3 Pico Pocket Projectors (~ $260 each)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 1, 2010.
Aug 29, 2010 - Oct 1, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
2 backers Limited (28 of 30 left)
Help us buy a wooden 2x4 to build the sculpture with. A peaceful saying of your choice will be written on the wood you helped us purchase!
Pledge $10 or more
A Postcard of the Trojan Crane poster mailed in an envelope to you!
Pledge $50 or more
A Tabloid-size poster of the Trojan Crane, hand-signed.
Pledge $200 or more
A peaceful saying of your choice to be embroidered on the crane panel itself!
Pledge $260 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
This pledge amount will purchase a Pico Pocket Projector for the interior of the crane. For this you will receive all of the above plus donor recognition on the Trojan Crane website.
Pledge $300 or more
A peaceful saying of your choice to be embroidered on the crane panel itself, and donor recognition on the Trojan Crane website, all of the above, and an Invitation to preview the Sculpture