With your help we can make the sculptural installation of the MOTHER EARTH CIRCLE a reality at the Earthship IslaVerde near the Montserrat area of Barcelona, Spain. The original artwork Mother Earth, by the artist Guido Dettoni was created as a handheld sculpture encouraging individual participation in the artwork itself, a hallmark of works created throughout the career of Dettoni. We already financed the creation of the original work itself, the enlargement and the fiberglass moulds for casting the sculptures in concrete mixed with gravel. We are now seeking the amount to achieve our goal for the casting, transport and the execution of the Circle itself. The original artwork Mother Earth allows it to be reproduced and reduced in size for individual use, so generating our backers rewards.
With your support you will not only make reality the MOTHER EARTH CIRCLE but also:
- More collective art workshops to come at Artship Isla Verde.
- Installations of other monumental art works which can be inhabited.
- Awake ecological consciousness through art.
- Inspire other Earthships to follow this art path.
Earthship Isla Verde
Earthship is the name given to any ecological and self-sufficient habitat. It is inspired by ships for having to be self sufficient during their journeys. The Earthship Islaverde is totally this way with an integrated landscape architecture specifically designed to demonstrate responsible and sustainable behavior within an historically significant structure. Ancient buildings, some of them wholly eco-restored, 240 Acres of land, forest and paths constitute Earthship IslaVerde’s environment: making use of advanced sustainable technology combined with permaculture paradigms demonstrating that eco-responsibility can include an aesthetically exquisite landscape.
Earthship IslaVerde’s ecologically-planned platform deliberately incorporates spaces for investigation, experimentation and development of art, its practice and use as a focal point for unity following the founder’s eco-human integration-evolution principles. We believe that the presence of artworks and their installations consequently lead to an experience of beauty, knowledge, awareness and memory.
Earthship becomes an Artship
The evolution of the Earthship into an Artship began in a 2015 with a COLLECTIVE CREATIVE WORKSHOP led by the artist Guido Dettoni. From that event, we requested that he realize the outdoor installation MOTHER EARTH CIRCLE born of the expansion of his handheld artwork MOTHER EARTH.
IslaVerde is as well a living space so that you may experience first hand the inauguration of the MOTHER EARTH CIRCLE by staying overnight in our Earthship.
We are pleased to be able to offer the chance to receive exact replicas of the original handheld sculpture as well as replicas incorporated into a necklace.
The touch experience of Dettoni’s creations offers a tactile impact which makes them unique: his works evolve from hands which “envision the creation" to the experience of the eyes which "touch" the creation. Because of this principle we share with Guido Dettoni, we have chosen the Mother Earth artwork as a symbol of our commitment to using art as a tool for the integration of human beings with their environment. This explains the evolution from Earthship to Artship.
Everything is ready to start as soon as we receive Kickstarter’s approval. Thereafter we’ll send the rewards and within four months the unveiling will take place.
Thank you for your kind attention and consideration of this project, for its diffusion and for your eventual contributions in its funding.
Risks and challenges
We are fully confident about the experience and professionalism of our casting workshop. They have always been very serious and efficient; furthermore the artist will personally supervise every working process.
With regards to the pieces in Ebony they have been finished by the artist's hands.
Even so, we will keep the lines of communication open with every backer.
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