This art project has been approved for Burning Man 2012 and I am super excited!
Burning Man Sledgehammer Bowling Ball Croquet
My Burning Man Art Project has been approved! This is a super dangerous game of croquet using bowling balls and sledgehammers. I've collected 19 bowling balls, although I'm only using 6, because that's the normal number in a croquet set, and who wants to haul 19 bowling balls out to Burning Man? The hoops and posts are made from rebar. The hoops are lit with EL wire and the Posts are lit with fiber optics, so we can play at night. I'm filling up the holes with real bowling ball polyurethane in a hopeless attempt to keep the bowling balls from cracking. The sledgehammer faces will be laminated with 1/2 inch hard neoprene rubber in yet another fruitless attempt to keep the bowling balls from cracking.
The Sledgehammer Bowling Ball Croquet set is designed to be towed by a bicycle. As you can see it has 9 rebar wickets, 6 sledgehammers, and 6 bowling balls. The set will be able to be carted around like a wheelbarrow, in fact it is based partially on a repurposed wheelbarrow.
At the $5 level, you get a custom designed postcard from the Black Rock City Post Office, if it exists. Otherwise, it's coming from Gerlach. No, you can't see it yet, it's a surprise!
At the $12 level, you get a shotglass that is the same as the one that we use at our camp, Soul Vacation.
At the $25 funding level, you will get this custom silkscreened t-shirt with the following design. I'm thinking that it will be orange on a black cotton T. Please let me know you t-shirt size!
At the $150 level, I will custom design a stencil that will be used on the colored painted stripe on the bowling ball. We'll have to come to some sort of agreement on what that is. You also get the T-shirt, the shot glass, and the post card.
I'm hoping that one of you does not hate the Minnesota Vikings and Miller Lite because one of the balls is an awesome purple Minnesota Vikings / Miller Lite bowling ball. On the other hand, if all of you really hate the Minnesota Vikings, I have an alternative ball that is really just a gorgeous shade of light purple.
Thanks for considering my project, and if you are lucky enough to go to Burning Man 2012, come out and play! This will be only a one time deal as the Art Coordinator didn't want a bunch of bowling balls, sledgehammers, and rebar lying around the playa!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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I'll send you a custom designed postcard from the Black Rock City Post Office. This will actually be on photo stock because it costs a lot more to actually have postcards printed on card stock. If unfortunately, the Black Rock City Post Office does not get funded this year, I'll send them from Gerlach. I know this would kind of suck, but what can you do? Please add a dollar ($6) if you want it sent internationally.Estimated delivery:
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I will send you a shot glass from my camp, Soul Vacation. As you can see, this year's shot is orange on black glass. This way, no one can tell what kind of awful booze you are giving them. This will just be sent by first class mail in a padded envelope,so hopefully it won't break. Sorry, USA only!Estimated delivery:
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A silk screened one color t-shirt orange on black with shipping to the USA only. These will be 100% cotton. Please let me know your t-shirt size and whether you want a mens or womens t-shirt.Estimated delivery:
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All the lower rewards (t-shirt, shotglass and postcard) and a custom stencil on one of the bowling balls that we can mutually agree on. Please let me know your t-shirt size and whether you want a mens or womens t-shirt.Estimated delivery:
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