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This artwork evokes tangibly our bond with Earth and our calling for a Participatory art. This is the reason why we have chosen it.
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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.

 

REWARDS

Personal thanks donation CERTIFICATE
Personal thanks donation CERTIFICATE

 

UPPER IMAGE: NECKLACE with the ENTIRE Mother Earth. BOTTOM IMAGE: NECKLACE with the TWO HALVES of the Mother Earth.
UPPER IMAGE: NECKLACE with the ENTIRE Mother Earth. BOTTOM IMAGE: NECKLACE with the TWO HALVES of the Mother Earth.

 

Replica of the original size HANDHELD Mother Earth sculpture cast in white resin mixed with gravel.
Replica of the original size HANDHELD Mother Earth sculpture cast in white resin mixed with gravel.

 

ONLY 3 replicas of the original size HANDHELD Mother Earth sculpture carved in EBONY WOOD. It is delivered along with the authenticity certificate signed by the artist acknowledging as well the donor's name.
ONLY 3 replicas of the original size HANDHELD Mother Earth sculpture carved in EBONY WOOD. It is delivered along with the authenticity certificate signed by the artist acknowledging as well the donor's name.

Timeline

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.

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Risks and challenges

We are ​fully confident a​bout ​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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    NECKLACE ONE PIECE

    NECKLACE with the entire Mother Earth cast in white resin mixed with marble powder.
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    NECKLACE TWO HALVES

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    2 X NECKLACES ONE PIECE

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    HANDHELD SCULPTURE

    Replica of the original size HANDHELD Mother Earth sculpture cast in white resin mixed with gravel.
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    2 X NECKLACES TWO HALVES

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    2 X HANDHELD SCULPTURES MOTHER EARTH

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    EBONY HANDHELD SCULPTURE MOTHER EARTH

    Replica of the original size HANDHELD Mother Earth sculpture carved in EBONY WOOD. It is delivered along with the authenticity certificate signed by the artist acknowledging as well the donor's name.
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