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Lady Artisan has a location to build a sculpture garden. Help fill the garden with bronze waterfountains, bells, and sculpture.

Build A Sculpture Garden!

Life size bronze water fountain, "Lady of the Leaves."

The sculpture garden I am creating is designed to be a place where those who love art can relax among the sound of water fountains, have fun ringing bells, and browse sculptures large and small.

I purchased a location for the garden at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie Texas. The building currently on the future sculpture garden location is falling down.

Foundation has rotted. Walls are decomposing. Plants are turning wood to soil.

I have a deadline to build the sculpture garden. The building must come down and a new space that is beautiful and safe built in its place.
 
That is where you come in. Your donations will transform a decrepit building into a sculptural place of wonder.
 
Your donations will fund the following:
  • Removal of old building.
  • Foundation of the garden. Several sculptures will need a base that will hold a lot of weight!
  • Casting of masterpiece level bronze sculptures and water fountains.

Bronze casting is expensive, but the results entirely worth the work and expense.

I am dedicated to working hard on a large seven to eight foot tall Phoenix water fountain, a life size swan water fountain, as well as a number of other complimentary bells and sculptures for this garden.

Imagine walking through a doorway, water trickling through bronze feathers beside you, phoenix wings arching above.

This small pewter Phoenix is just 1.5 inches tall. The Bronze water fountain Phoenix will be eight feet tall!

This is a rough sketch of the grand entry to the sculpture garden.

The building must come down at the end of May. It is not safe to leave it up. I have a talented builder ready to help lay the foundation for a new space that celebrates art.

Life size bronze "Green Leaf Man" and other nature themed bronze sculpture will fill the garden.

The garden will include a demonstration area where those who stop by can see a work in progress. Part of the artistic beauty of sculpture is watching the process of transformation as materials take form under the guidance of an artist.

Donations of $10.00 or more choose from the charms above. I sculpt the originals in wax, then create a mold to cast into metal.

I am excited to create a space that allows for display of art, public viewing of the creativel process, and bronze masterpieces for patron pleasure.

Sculptural pieces I create will become part of the building structure. Others will reside among flowers and water. Some will hang. Others are interactive.

Imagine sitting next to a bronze swan, water trickling through branches arched gracefully above it.

Donations of $50.00 or more choose from the sculptures shown; owl, snowman, phoenix, wolf, baby dragon, or frog prince. All reward levels receive the items from the levels before it.

Building Schedule:

  • The old building will be removed June of 2012.
  • The garden foundation will be completed by the end of 2012.
  • The phoenix water fountain and other large sculpture for the garden will be completed by March of 2013.

My foundry is ready to pour the metal as soon as the foundations of the sculpture garden are in place and financing complete.

Pledges of $200.00 or more choose between this pewter Bat in the Belfry Bell or the Bronze Maple in the Trees Bell. No two bells look exactly alike. They are individually cast and patina coloration will vary bell to bell.  

I will keep you updated on the project's progress with photographs of works in progress and improvements to the location.

Visit my website for updates, or sign up for my YouTube channel to see the  garden in progress. You will be able to see how your donations are transforming the space I have obtained for the garden into a place of beauty and artistic wonder.

Stop by and rest in the sculpture garden when you visit the festival. The garden is located next to the shop.

You can browse the shop to find a work of art to take home with you, or simply enjoy the tranquility of the garden. All funds raised through kickstarter will go to creation of the sculpture garden.

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    A screensaver slide show of Lady Artisan Bronze works of art. You will be able to download the screensaver from the Lady Artisan website.

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    The screensaver described and a Thank You card telling you how much I appreciate your help! The card will have a picture of a Lady Artisan bronze sculpture on it, and is signed by me, the artist.

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    All rewards above plus a Lady Artisan original pewter charm. Choose the acorns, Celtic knot, dragonfly, fairy, heart, leaf, mermaid, owl, skull & crossbones, or turtle charm.

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    All rewards described above plus a pewter charm pendant with the charm of your choice from the list above. All pendants come on black cotton cord with sliding knots for a good fit and accenting seed beads.

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    All rewards described above plus an original Lady Artisan pewter sculpture. Choose from the owl, phoenix, wolf, snowman, baby dragon, or frog prince. Sculptures average 1.5 inches in height.

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    All rewards described above plus a second pewter sculpture. Keep both or give one as a gift so someone you care about can enjoy a Lady Artisan original work of art!

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    All rewards described above plus a Lady Artisan hanging bell! Choose between the pewter "Bat in the Belfry" bell and the bronze "Maple in the Trees" bell. The bronze bell is cast in the lost wax method and will take until October to deliver. The pewter bell can be delivered by August of 2012. You may hang my bells indoors or outside.

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    All rewards described above plus I will create a new sculpture. Choose between a dragon, eagle, fairy, wolf, bat, mermaid, knight fighting dragon, or a chess set. You will receive the first casting of the new sculpture. The sculpture will be either pewter or bonze, your choice. If you like, you may have your picture taken with the sculpture and placed on my website as a Lady Artisan patron. Sculpture will be no more than 10x10x10".

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    All rewards described above plus your name as a Lady Artisan patron incorporated in the sculpture garden. Your name may be on a brick, a stone, or even a bronze water fountain! All rewards above will be delivered by October. Your name in brick, stone or bronze may take until March 2013. I will keep you updated on your name's progress and send you a framed photograph of your name in the sculpture garden.

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    All rewards described above plus I will create a one of a kind bronze (or pewter if you prefer) bell or sculpture for you. The bronze bell or sculpture will be cast in the lost wax method, with a patina finish. We can discuss the theme of the bell or sculpture to come to an agreement on what you would like, and what I can make for you. The bell or sculpture can be up to 12 inches long/wide/high.

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    All rewards above plus a second one of a kind sculpture (same dimensions and description as above). You have the option of one larger sculpture up to two feet high instead of two smaller works of art. If you or a family member would like to be the model for this sculpture I can work from pictures, or preferably from life if you can meet me at my studio to pose for the sculpture.

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