CHF 1,028
pledged of CHF 2,500pledged of CHF 2,500 goal
20
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, January 30 2019 11:04 PM UTC +00:00.

MOBy MO
First created
MOBy MO
First created
CHF 1,028
pledged of CHF 2,500pledged of CHF 2,500 goal
20
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, January 30 2019 11:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello and thank you for visiting my campaign.

I am a South African born and bred Origami artist and I love transforming paper into art pieces that are not only beautiful to look at but also practical.

The making of the swan:

This is a 6 hour process where paper is cut into hundreds of equal squares, folded, and put together into a swan.

I Cut Paper into hundred pieces of Squares
I Cut Paper into hundred pieces of Squares
Then move on to this 4 hour process of folding the pieces of paper
Then move on to this 4 hour process of folding the pieces of paper
Weave the pieces together into a swan
Weave the pieces together into a swan

I then glaze the sculpture with glue to give it the hold and shinning finish. (The drying process is usually overnight). 

Green Salad
Green Salad

The uses of the swan:

The swan dries into a solid sculpture that can be used in the office as a stationary holder, in the kitchen as your key keeper, in the bedroom as your make up storage facility, at a lunch or dinner table as a cutlery/sweets/napkin holder, as a pot plant or even just a decorative piece around any space in your home. 

Inject much needed colour in your office space
Inject much needed colour in your office space
Lunch/Dinner table decoration ornament
Lunch/Dinner table decoration ornament
Make up and Brush holder in your bathroom or make up counter
Make up and Brush holder in your bathroom or make up counter
Keeps working space neat and motivating
Keeps working space neat and motivating
Pot Plant with an innovative touch
Pot Plant with an innovative touch

How does an African born perfect the Japanese art?

I learned this art form over a decade ago from a Japanese roommate and would make these for friends and family as gifts until recently when I was invited to showcase at an art exhibition. 

What's next? Funding for my next Project.....

I have been invited to exhibit my paper art at a New York show and I am running this campaign to raise funds towards this exhibition.

I am now planning to make a 100 of these swans in the hopes of raising enough to fund the participation of the show.

Reaching my goal will allow me to pay the participation fee, book flights and cover any Kickstarter fees. However most importantly, I will still be able to create more swan sculptures and share them with you, my backer.

Your support is highly appreciated.

Although Originally from South Africa, I currently reside in Lausanne, Switzerland where I will be producing these sculptures.

They will be shipped to you from Switzerland to wherever you are located. 

Why Back me?

I have passion for what I do.  This is not just transforming paper into an actual piece, but it is also a gift that keeps on giving. (It’s an art piece that will keep working for you and your space, whatever way you choose to utilize it). It is a product that is unique, beautiful, specially and specifically handmade for its purpose. It has brought joy and happiness to those that own it.

Happy Place
Happy Place
Multicoloured Combinations brings a smile to the face
Multicoloured Combinations brings a smile to the face

 Happy PLACE!!!

.................and can cause sadness and signs of nervousness to walk away without it 

 ....and once acquired has proven to bring joy, laughter and fulfilment

....and once acquired has proven to bring joy, laughter and fulfillment
....and once acquired has proven to bring joy, laughter and fulfillment

I would like this project to evolve and for me to take advantage of the opportunity afforded to me to share my art and talent with the world. Attending the New York Market, will enable me to start the journey of sharing my work with the world.

What is the production and delivery timeline?

End of Campaign: Jan 31st 2019

Start of Production: Between Jan, 15 - 30th 2019

Dispatching of Sculptures: From February, 21st 2019.

Please leave a comment or contact me directly, should you have any further questions in regards to this campaign and or my products.

Please note that I also do create other special products from different material and you are welcome to visit my page @mos.crib on instagram

Link to Instagram Page 

THANK You for your generosity and consideration in backing my project :)

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......."I will put all my jewerely in it" says a happy swan owner

Structural integrity
Structural integrity
❤️
❤️
Glazed to Perfection
Glazed to Perfection
Admiration
Admiration
Foundation
Foundation
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Decisions
Decisions
Combinations
Combinations
The Gift that keeps giving
The Gift that keeps giving
Ready to get GLAZED
Ready to get GLAZED
Salmon Delux
Salmon Delux
What is YOUR colour combination?
What is YOUR colour combination?
Pastal Delight
Pastal Delight
Thank you!
Thank you!

Risks and challenges

The risks and Challenges
The risks and challenges are that I am currently a one man band and having to fold all the pieces and make the a 100 swans in a space of 2 months requires a lot of patience and a lot time investment. I have of course done this for more than a decade and it has become second nature to me, I will apply and dedicate all of my time to ensure that I not only meet the expectations of my backers but that I also continue to bring a quality finished product forward.

I have made these sculptures for Markets and individuals alike. I have continued to deliver quality standard that keeps swan sculpture owners coming back for more. I have a solid reputation and will be sure to uphold the standard in making sure timely delivery of your very own sculpture.

This is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to bringing your new swan home to you.

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    A handmade Origami Sculpture

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    Personalised handmade Origami Sculpture

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    DUO Set of handmade Origami Sculptures

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    TRIO Set of handmade Origami Sculptures

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