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A weathered steel head standing over 1.7 m high, built out of +90 ribs and weighing +300 kilos is (literally) opening up to you.
A weathered steel head standing over 1.7 m high, built out of +90 ribs and weighing +300 kilos is (literally) opening up to you.
35 backers pledged €1,826 to help bring this project to life.

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A weathered steel head standing 1,70 meters high, built out of +90 ribs and weighing +300 kilos that (literally) opens up to you. She’s called Rose and she celebrates the beauty of the mind and the passing of thoughts.

Rose arose from the many beautiful encounters I have had during my life so far. She symbolizes how peoples handle thoughts, how quickly they pass and how they sometimes return at the most unexpected and surprising moments. Rose is a sanctuary for any thoughts you cherish, a shrine for every mind you want to admire or an opening to every head you wish to explore as Rose's ribs open up and you literally enter her head.

Her appearance changes every day. Because of the ribbed construction Rose is easily assembled or altered. The ribs defining her face are hinged and can open up granting you access to the inside of Rose’s head where you can sit and reflect. 

Yes, Rose is an interactive piece of art in which you can let your thoughts pass by putting them on a piece of cloth, to be set on fire during burn rituals. Rose is for everybody. Rose is the spot for people to write down their passing thoughts and burn them. People who want to philosophize, explore the spiritual, escape stressful work life or overcome tragedy. It is intended to play a role in ceremonies but she is also a still life sculpture celebrating the mind in all its facets.

To create Rose we like to raise at least 1800 euro's. The actual cost will be around 2500 euro's so your support is still more then welcome after we achieve the 1800 euro target. Cost are split up as follows:  

  • 2400 euro's of laser cut weathered steel  
  • 100 euro's in fasteners and welding materials  

As Rose is created for you, I also want to give you the opportunity to let Rose be created by you. The rewards are set up so that you're co-creating and interacting with this piece of art.

Any additional funding on top of the expected cost will be spent on unforeseen costs, maintenance or materials for any ceremonies. During these 35 days I will update the build progress and add content online.

Risks and challenges

This project is executed by my friends and me who are experienced engineers, artists, and creatives. Rose is easy to assemble, constructed out of sturdy steel and safe for builders and enjoyers of the art piece. There are no unmitigated risks in play here.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    Be included in the first ceremonial burn

    Rose offers you a chance to let your thoughts pass, this is one way of doing just that.

    Rose's ribs will be filled with wood and set on fire during a ceremonial burn. Your name, a special thank you and, if desired, a personal thought will be written on a cloth and added to the ceremony.

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    Pledge €120 or more About $138

    Rose is cheeky, own a part of her

    Rose is meant to be created and experienced by all.

    Grab the opportunity to be a part of the artwork by owning a personalized rib out of Rose's cheek.

    The rib is approximately 1 meter in length and your name, a thought you want to eternalize, a description of Rose and the date will be laser cut into the weathered steel rib.

    Combine this reward with reward three, “Rose loves to visit your event” and we will install your piece of Rose’s cheek in Rose for your event.

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    Pledge €250 or more About $288

    Rose loves to visit your event

    Rose will be made available to you for your event for a maximum of one week. I will personally oversee the build.

    Any additional costs such as logistics for Rose and me, a roof over my head (or a bed at your place) and a (homemade) meal are at your expense.

    Combine this reward with reward two, “Rose is cheeky, receive a rib out of her cheek” and we will install your piece of Rose’s cheek in Rose for your event.

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Funding period

- (35 days)