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About

 

As a Burning Man 2017 Honoraria Project, we have received some funding. However, it covers roughly 1/3 of our production costs. 

The design is quite complex - a 30+ ft. structure that breathes fire, has interactive LED lighting, and a hand-crank that turns a 40 ft. wide carousel of dancing dragonflies. Let’s add in the ability to withstand 70 mph winds with the weight of all climbers and spectators and !whew! – a study in engineering! Constructed of CNC routed, slotted structural pieces that can be dis/assembled easily; steel piping and guy wires for support;  an internal generator and propane tank, all surrounded by a 12’ diameter observation deck that is 15’ off the ground. 

The team assembled under Ed VanDyne is up to the task.   Designs are done and 1/2 of the structure is complete.   Please help bring this art installation to its total fruition. Come visit us on the Playa and hopefully other future shows in and around Colorado and enjoy this magical, interactive sculpture called "Dragonfly Mating Ritual"! 

For those of you coming to Black Rock City, you can pick up your rewards with us there!

 

 

T-Shirts available - S,M,L,XL, XXL
T-Shirts available - S,M,L,XL, XXL

 

Dragonfly Button - You Need 1....or 5 :)
Dragonfly Button - You Need 1....or 5 :)

 

Love Note/Plaque - See them in NV or will ship
Love Note/Plaque - See them in NV or will ship

 

Dragonfly Stickers - to be stuck on...anything!
Dragonfly Stickers - to be stuck on...anything!

 

To decorate for NV or have for yourself!
To decorate for NV or have for yourself!

 

Installed at your place...in CO only
Installed at your place...in CO only

 

Risks and challenges

Our project has years of design experience behind it with artists, creators, makers and engineers involved in all steps. Our initial funding has barely covered the costs of the structure, but due to donations in our community, major components are complete . We have many festivals interested in our project - Loveland's Arise Festival, Denver Maker Faire, Fire and Ice Festivals. However, we need to finish what we started before August 1st. And to do that, we need additional financial support beyond those already involved. Further outreach efforts are underway, but support through this Kickstarter campaign is critical to completion of Dragonfly Mating Ritual.

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    Dragonfly Mating Ritual (DMR) Sticker

    Full color sticker of two dragonflies forming their iconic heart-shape in air while mating.

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    Dragonfly Mating Ritual (DMR) Button

    3 colorful 1" buttons of two dragonflies forming their iconic heart-shape in air while mating.

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    Dragonfly Mating Ritual Patch

    2" diamond-shaped patch of two dragonflies forming their iconic heart-shape in air while mating.

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    Dragonfly Mating Ritual T-Shirt

    Glow-in-the-dark print on red T-shirt with heart-shaped mating pair of beautiful dragonflies.

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    Dragonfly Mating Ritual T-Shirt

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    Love Note Plaque

    A 4" x 6" Brass plaque etched with your love note to be affixed to the sculpture. Can be sent after the 1st event or be permanently part of the art installation.

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    1st lighting for us at Black Rock City

    Be the one to light up the entire 40 ft x 40 ft art installation on the first night at Black Rock City, 2017!

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    1st turn of our carousel at Black Rock

    Be the one to start the spinning of all 30 dragonfly mating pairs on the upper 20 ft. of our art installation on the first night at Black Rock City, 2017!

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    - 2 Sticker, 2 buttons, 2 patches, and 2 T-shirts of choice.

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    Dragonfly Sculpture Pair - Silver Level

    Sponsor an artist to create 1 of 30 dragonfly art pieces or decorate yourself at the CreatorSpace in Loveland, CO. Have your own custom design work be part of this installation!

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    Dragonfly Light Show

    A 3D dragonfly pair in either clear acrylic or wood cutout set on a base with LED strips used on the art installation. Press a button on the base and have your own dragonfly mating pair light show!

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    Dragonfly Sculpture Pair - Gold Level

    Receive a Dragonfly Pair to decorate with "Proud Sponsor - the Dragonfly Mating Ritual" engraved for you to display at your place.

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    Wedding Package

    -One large Love Note (1' x 1')
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    - Laser-cut Dragonfly pair inscribed with your names and wedding date

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    Dragonfly Sculpture - At your Site!

    Custom installation of various modules of the Dragonfly Mating Ritual Sculpture at your event for up to 1 week.
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    Dragonfly Sculpture - Total Install !!

    Custom installation of theentire Dragonfly Mating Ritual Sculpture at your event for up to 1 week.
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Funding period

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