Wrought in steel and flame, the howls of Fenrir, the titanic fire breathing wolf of legend will ring across the desert and beyond.
In Norse mythology, the giant fire-breathing wolf Fenrir, son of Loki, was ordered restrained by the god Odin. Bound to a great boulder by an enchanted, unbreakable chain, Fenrir waits for Ragnarok, when he will finally break free from his chains to participate in the great battle of the Gods, which will ultimately bring about the world's end and subsequent rebirth.
The story of Fenrir provides a wealth of inspiration for us as artists. The imagery of the wolf is personal and meaningful for many, and the associated death and rebirth mythology is a powerful concept. Fire allows us the opportunity to bring Fenrir to life; to create not just a flat, cold shape, but an organic being that expels fire, an essential element of life, with his every breath. It is with these things in mind that we are embarking on the construction of our own representation of Fenrir. Nine feet tall and wrought of stainless steel, Fenrir will stand upon his rock in the desert at Burning Man, looking over the crowd with his blue flame eyes, breathing fire and waiting for Ragnarok and his chance to break free.
While we are excited to create an amazing piece of public art and share the legend of Fenrir with the world, the primary goals of Project Fenrir are community and education. Nearly everyone on the Fenrir team is at the beginning of their creative journey: new to metal working, new to pyrotechnic effects, new to each other in many cases, and new to the experience of creating an elaborate and sophisticated work of art from beginning to end. This collaborative community of committed artists will bring Fenrir to life while gaining skills, experience, and relationships that they will carry forward with them on their individual creative paths throughout their lives.
Fenrir is a labor of love and a very personal project for those participating in his creation. To that end, much of the funding necessary to bring him to life has already been secured through the team. We have already constructed the basic form of Fenrir's rock and have begun construction of Fenrir himself; however, we still need help to bring Fenrir fully to life! We need additional funding in order to construct and install the fire effects that will breathe life in to the cold metal body of our wolf. Raw hardware, propane systems, fuel supplies, and transportaton to/from the Nevada desert and storage costs will need to be funded so that Fenrir may take his place among the community at Burning Man. With the appropriate level of funding, we will also be able to enhance the basic design with ancillary fire effects, and hopefully tour Fenrir to other venues such as Art Outside in Austin, Priceless, and Coachella, so that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to experience the piece.
Thank you for checking out our project! We hope that you will help us bring Fenrir to life!
Within the US, they are included in the price of the item. Outside of the US, throw us a couple of extra bucks to recoup them! I'm no pro at international shipping, so use some rad judgement, and help us out. Thanks!
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May 21, 2012 - Jun 20, 2012 (30 days)
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Kiss from Sean Cusack. Give us a buck find Sean and he will give you a kiss! Or just give us a buck.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Kiss from Sean Cusack, plus... Project Picture: A 5" x 7" glossy that shows Fenrir in all it's fiery glory! Fenrir Sticker: A 3" x 3" sticker of the Fenrir logo on a blazing background.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Kiss from Sean Cusack, Project Picture, Fenrir Sticker, plus...Fenrir Medallion: A 1.5" laser etched, medallion featuring the Fenrir logo.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Kiss from Sean Cusack, Project Picture, Fenrir Sticker, plus...Fenrir Logo Bandana: A one size fits all bandana featuring the Fenrir logo and original design by WantIt artist DJ Chai.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Kiss from Sean Cusack, Project Picture, Fenrir Sticker, plus...Fenrir Logo T-Shirt: Black T-shirt with white Fenrir Logo emblazoned on it.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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9 backers Limited (1 of 10 left)
Kiss from Sean Cusack, Project Picture, Fenrir Sticker, plus... Fenrir LogoHoodie: Black Hoodie with white Fenrir Logo emblazoned on it, sleeve printing, as well as actual stainless steel fang highlights from the project riveted to the hoodie!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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6 backers Limited (4 of 10 left)
Everything at the $75 level, plus we'll throw in a Fenrir bandana (from the $35 level) to match your sweet hoodie.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
Kiss from Sean Cusack, Project Picture, Fenrir Sticker, plus...Fenrir Copper Patch: A 3" gleaming copper-on-leather patch with the Fenrir logo etched upon it. Each will be hand crafted by Sean Cusack himself.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Accessorize yourself just like Batman - Everything at the $150 level plus a Fenrir Medallion (from the $25 level), and a Fenrir Bandana (from the $35 level)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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4 backers Limited (6 of 10 left)
Dress like you mean it. Everything from the $150 level plus a Fenrir Hoodie with stainless steel fangs made from project scrap (from the $75 level), and a Fenrir Bandana (from the $35 level)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
Kiss from Sean Cusack, Project Picture, Fenrir Sticker, plus...Portable Poofer: A portable, propane powered flame effect of your very own designed and built by the artist! The poofer comes with instruction from a fire expert, and will have required documentation on materials of construction to pass fire inspections.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Kiss from Sean Cusack, Project Picture, Fenrir Sticker, plus...Fury of Fenrir Custom Hoodie/Costume by Redd's Threads: Redd's Threads will craft a Fenrir wolf themed hoodie complete with fur, claws and more. This will be a one of a kind item that only you will ever own.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Kiss from Sean Cusack, Project Picture, Fenrir Sticker, plus...Fury of Fenrir Desktop 3D Model: A desktop model of Fenrir to remind you of your contribution and that somewhere out there a wolf is breathing fire in the night thanks to you.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012