I'm Joshua Harker, I am an artist. I figured out how to make the unmakeable. I want to share it.
AMAZING!!! At $75,691 the project became the 3rd most funded Arts project ever! There is still plenty of room so don't hesitate to jump on board (maybe 1000 backers?). It is in the final minutes now & I am absolutely bowled over by the amazing ride & support. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! For all those showing up late in the game do not think for a minute that I don't still appreciate your support. Having hit 3rd place the project now will show up in the 1st row on the most funded page! This means continued residual activity long after project end & helps solidify the amazing significance of this new platform for sharing art. COMPLETE BITCHEN AWESOMENESS! Thanks again to all who participated in this pivotal event in my career! I now drink a cold delicious beer in your honor...CHEERS!
I’m introducing my new sculpture entitled Crania Anatomica Filigre & looking to Kickstarter to help get my work seen & collected by more people. The traditional way of communicating, exhibiting, & selling art is profoundly changing & I intend to embrace it. The idea is to offer my work for a limited amount of time directly without the extraneous exhibition costs & markups...a sort of pre-release. I will make as many as are pledged for in the next 45 days...be it one or a million billion. Assuming all goes spectacularly, I intend to offer all my work this way before it goes to a gallery or exhibition. This sculpture is simultaneously powerfully delicate, a great conversation piece, & completely bitchin cool. It is a deviation from my typical tangles series but similar in aesthetic & certainly in process, read on...
My work has been primarily drawings & sculptures of what I call tangles. I started the drawings about 20 years ago & because of their complexity there was no practical way to create them sculpturally. About 5 years ago a perfect storm of software, technology, & materials engineering all came together that now allows me to create my work 3-dimensionally. See here for process insight & details.
Sweet Delicious Rewards
**NEWS** please read through my project UPDATES for info regarding the limited edition commemoration, international shipping, sharing options, etc...Thanks!
If you're not familiar with the Kickstarter model, the way it works is you receive a reward for an accompanying pledge in support of my project. The more you pledge the better the rewards & the better both you & I feel. Besides positive participation in an artist's life & the good karma vibes, rewards include:Sculptures
- SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D printed Polyamide nylon
- White in color, slightly flexible, strong & durable (relatively speaking)
- Small (2.6” x 3.5” x 3.5”): shown in the hand photo
- Medium (4.9” x 3.7” x 5.0"): is in between small & large
- Large (5.25” x 7” x 6.9”): approximately life size
- Did I mention they're white?
- Click here to view model in cool 3D viewer!
- All pledges receive the static digital wallpaper (1024x768 JPEG, 390K)
- Pledges of $5 or more get the animated digital wallpaper (640x480 GIF, 2.15 MB)
- All pledges of $15 or more receive a signed project postcard sent from me to you oldschool via the USPS
- Pledges of $30 receive a Crania Anatomica Filigre fine art print (11"x14") professionally printed on Kodak Professional Photo Paper featuring sharp details & beautifully saturated colors...tasty!
The specific 3D printing process I am using for "Crania Anatomica Filigre" is referred to as SLS (Selective Laser Sintering). 3D data of the sculpture is digitally "sliced" into hundreds or thousands of micro layers (depending on sculptures dimensions). Each micro-layer is successively sintered or fused by a laser in a specially prepared nylon based powder on top off the previous layer until the entire model is built. See here for more info on my process.
DOMESTIC: All US addresses (Alaska & Hawaii included) or eligible except for P.O. boxes. Shipping costs within the United States (Alaska & Hawaii included) are included in the pledge price.
1st Class USPS (not trackable/uninsured):
for postcards: add $1
for small sculpture: add $5
for medium sculpture or tshirt: add $10
for large sculpture: add $15
multiple item pledges of $500 or more: add $35
USPS Priority International Shipping (somewhat trackable/uninsured):
for all single item pledges: add $30
multiple item pledges of $500 or more: add $50
International Priority Shipping Insurance:
add $5 per every $100 of insurance
Pledge tier levels of $1-$5 are not subject to any shipping costs
If there are any additional international duties & taxes they are recipients responsibility. Please check into your countries regulations & fees if you have any concerns. If the shipping ends up being an issue you can simply cancel your pledge before project end, no harm done.
If you're pledging for multiple items, many can be combined into a single shipment. Please message me if you have any questions.
The pledge field is editable, so if you pledge $50, then you can edit the field to add the additional shipping costs applicable to you pledge item. If you have already submitted your pledge, you can click the "manage your pledge" button and then add the appropriate $ amount to your pledge.
After the campaign ends, you will receive an email requesting your shipping address & any details required to fulfill your reward.
For some reason it seems Kickstarter will not allow you to submit separate pledges. So...simply pledge the total amount you want for the multiple of rewards you want in the appropriate tier. Send me a quick message to let me know so I can note your pledge on my end. If you happen to want different rewards from different tiers please pledge under the "No Reward" tier & send me the message so I can make note of which rewards you do want. It seems a little wonky but it makes it easy for me to keep track this way.
There is approximately a 3 week wait after the end of the project before the crowd fund pledges are available. In addition, the sculptures take approximately 2 weeks to queue, build & ship (all other rewards are within the same general time frame). Depending on the final quantity pledged for at the end of this project it may prove to be marginally longer. I can assure you all rewards will be made & shipped expeditiously but I am expecting at least 30 days for 1st shipment from project end date. I will update frequently regarding delivery dates.
pledged of $500 goal
seconds to go
Sep 9, 2011 - Oct 24, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $1 or more
hearty "thank you" posted on my pledge list webpage, positive participation in an artist's life, sweet karma vibes that will last at least through the day & the static digital wallpaperEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $5 or more
All of the $1 pledge rewards + the animated digital wallpaperEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $15 or more
Signed project postcard sent from me to you + the $1 & $5 pledge rewardsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $25 or more
SCULPTURE COLOR OPTION: you can have your sculpture reward in the color of your choice (red, yellow, green, black, purple, orange, or blue). Simply add $25 per sculpture to your pledge & message me to verify (unfortunately, Kickstarter does not enable multiple pledge selections so I cannot enable this tier as you would not be able to select both)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $30 or more
11"x14" fine art print (unframed) + the $1, $5, & $15 pledge rewardsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $40 or more
Project T-Shirt (S, M, L, XL) + the $1, $5, & $15 pledge rewardsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
1 Sculpture (Small: 2.6” x 3.5” x 3.5”) + the $1, $5, & $15 pledge rewardsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $100 or more
1 Sculpture (Medium: 4.9” x 3.7” x 5.0") + the $1, $5, & $15 pledge rewardsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $250 or more
1 Sculpture (Large: 5.25” x 7” x 6.9”) + the $1, $5, & $15 pledge rewardsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $500 or more
You get one of everything + the 11"x14" print on metallic paper, signed, & framed!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $750 or more
PATRON: All the $1-$500 rewards + an additional small sculpture in color of your choice (white, red, yellow, green, black, purple, orange, or blue)!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $1,000 or more
BENEFACTOR: All the $1-$500 rewards + an additional medium sculpture in color of your choice (white, red, yellow, green, black, purple, orange, or blue)!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $1,500 or more
MAECENAS: All the $1-$500 rewards + an additional large sculpture in color of your choice (white, red, yellow, green, black, purple, orange, or blue)!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $2,000 or more
GRAND POOBAH: All the $1-$500 rewards + the "double" (small skull inside the large skull) sculpture in color of your choice (white, red, yellow, green, black, purple, orange, or blue)!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011