One Week to Go
We're on the way to Tampa next week for the first of the ice melts.
You'all have been great! We have almost reached our goal, but...
But, we still need to go a little further...
This Kickstarter campaign only partially covers expenses for this project. So please tell your friends about it.
We will be unveiling the ice sculpture on Monday, August 27th at 3 PM at Lykes Gaslight Park
We'll be there early in the morning for the setup of the ice sculpture and stay there until the words disappear.
We'll be streaming video of the sculpture on a special site called http:'//meltedaway.com.
It's not exactly the SuperBowl, but it'll be close! Join us on the day of the event, we'll start streaming at 3 PM on August 27th.
We're finishing up some initial entries, adding image galleries. We've begun testing the streaming and it works. We're using a 4G mobile hotspot.
This is a screen shot of the website home page. This morning I talked with Steve Powell, who's shooting the timelapse and street interviews.
He phoned me from Tampa and was streaming the video of himself while talking with me to show me how the camera we'll be using looked.
We've sent the print files to the printer for the brochure. It will be hot off the press on Monday.
People are volunteering to help.
It's really coming together.
Sculpture Magazine (September 2012) just published a review of our show ICED featuring the Middle Class ice sculptures at Jim Kempner Fine Art last fall.
pledged of $4,500 goal
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Aug 5, 2012 - Sep 15, 2012
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Join the team and be a Supporter: Back Morning in America at any level you'll get behind-the-scenes updates on the project as it develops. Share it with the world by tweeting, blogging about, emailing your friends about it. In exchange for helping us to make this project happen we will list your name as a supporter on our website and as an extra thanks, send you an MP3 of our amazing cat Myrna purring. Myrna will be 22 years old this year and she's fit as a fiddle, doesn't look a day over 16!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Your name in the Thank You page of a special website we're launching that features commentary, images and videos of the ice sculptures in the convention cities. We'll also include you in on the MP3 of Myrna purring AND a Middle Class post card.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Signed, Morning In America postcard. Published by Fotofolio/Artpost, one of the leading publishers of art postcards. (Open edition.) We'll also include a hi-res digital image you can use for your computer desktop.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Line Up postcard book. Get a copy of our self-published artists' book featuring mug shots of the Bush Administration. All the favorites are here: President Bush, Vice-President Cheney, Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld along with the date and statement they said betraying the public trust.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Signed, broadside designed and printed especially for the event at the conventions. 8 page, four-color offset, measuring 33 x 22.75 inches, with essays by the artists, Nick Mirzoeff, Bill DiFazio, excerpts from the Harper's Index (2008-2012). Publication folds out into a poster of the ice sculpture.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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13 backers Limited (5 of 18 left)
Extremely limited Free Speech Zone t-shirt. All cotton t-shirt, silk screened with portrait of censored reader from the aritsts installations at the Grand Army Plaza Branch Brooklyn Library and Donnell Library Center in Manhattan. Back of shirt lists titles of censored books. These sizes available: 3 Small 6 Medium 10 Xtra largeEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Contract with America underwear - signed and numbered - cotton briefs, silkscreened with Newt Gingrich on the crotch and the Contract with America on the seat. In Mens and Womens. Available in one size only.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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13 backers Limited (37 of 50 left)
F**K Snow Globe - One of our greatest hits.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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John Ashcroft signed, handcast resin bust from the John Ashcroft snow globe - snow globe not included.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
Blu-ray DVD of timelapse videos of Democracy, Economy and Middle Class ice sculptures. Featured in the exhibition ICED at Jim Kempner Fine Art in NYC.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Combo incentive includes the best from Pure Products USA - Blue-ray DVD, Line Up, F**K snow globe and John Ashcroft bust.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Hot off the press! Our latest limited edition piece, You Only Live Twice, the Happiness Mirror. Featured at the New Museum store and Artware Editions. Signed and numbered in an edition of 50. Etched glass and gold leafed letters. Ready to hang!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012