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Mijimendan vta Ziibi (Remember the River): an interactive artwork that encourages environmental awareness and cultural compassion.
Mijimendan vta Ziibi (Remember the River): an interactive artwork that encourages environmental awareness and cultural compassion.
113 backers pledged $6,034 to help bring this project to life.

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Help make a large-scale and interactive public art sculpture become a reality while also adding to your art collection with valuable works of art by artist Megan Mosholder!

HELLO KICKSTARTER! 

Artist Megan Mosholder modeling some of her rewards.
Artist Megan Mosholder modeling some of her rewards.

I’m MEGAN MOSHOLDER and I’m asking you to help fund my largest artwork yet: "Mijimendan vta Ziibi (Remember the River)" which will be installed for this year's ArtPrize!

ArtPrize Entry: Remember the River
ArtPrize Entry: Remember the River

TOGETHER we have the opportunity to create a memorable and interactive sculpture that encourages cultural compassion and environmental awareness. With your CONTINUED SUPPORT, I can afford to install hundreds upon thousands of yards of luminous, rippling and glowing ribbon onto the 5/3 Bank building located at 111 Lyon Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I will also be using the funds raised through this Kickstarter to purchase over 99 blacklight bulbs and hire the crew I need to install this dynamic, three-dimensional drawing.

Just a small example of the amount of ribbon that will be used in this project.
Just a small example of the amount of ribbon that will be used in this project.

WITH YOUR DONATIONS AND CONTINUED SUPPORT I can afford to hire the crew, heavy equipment and supplies necessary to make this amazing artwork a reality! The minimum amount that I absolutely need to raise is $6,000. However, I hope to raise closer to $10,000. Any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated and hugely rewarded.

An image of the building I will be installing on for ArtPrize!
An image of the building I will be installing on for ArtPrize!

ABOUT THE PROJECT: Illuminated with blacklight, this artwork will be seen from all sides of the 5/3 Bank Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An additional tented sculpture will radiate out from the building created from various widths of loosely weaved fabric through industrial bungee staked into the raised concrete planters alongside the building to visually invoke the meandering river waters of the Grand River. Audience members will be able to walk under and through hundreds of feet of rippling and glowing strips of fabric. The piece is entitled in Native Odawa/Ojibwe dialect: "Mijimendan vta Ziibi (Remember the River)". The title serves as a reminder of the importance of Grand Rapids’ history but also its future: respect for all races of people and care for the environment vital to our survival.

                  

THE REWARDS: I am offering a series of original prints, t-shirts, signed limited edition fine art silkscreen prints and beautifully hand-crafted paintings in exchange for YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT to help cover the costs of this sculptural installation project.

T-SHIRT: Show your support through your sense of fashion! These limited edition, hand printed t-shirts come in black (S, M, L) and are printed with silver ink. They depict the MEGAN MOSHOLDER original "Twisted Vortex" drawing on the front. 

"Twisted Vortex" T-SHIRT
"Twisted Vortex" T-SHIRT
"Twisted Vortex" T-SHIRT modeled by artist Zebadiah Keneally.
"Twisted Vortex" T-SHIRT modeled by artist Zebadiah Keneally.
19" x 19" SCREEN PRINT - "TWISTED VORTEX" seen here in tungsten, blacklight and darkness.
19" x 19" SCREEN PRINT - "TWISTED VORTEX" seen here in tungsten, blacklight and darkness.

SCREEN PRINT - TWISTED VORTEX: (Glow-in-the-Dark White and Metallic Silver Ink - Edition of 75). In appreciation of your continued support, I'm going to send you a signed, limited edition 18" x 18" MEGAN MOSHOLDER screen print. These stunning prints are only being offered for this special price on KICKSTARTER. This fine art screen print is derived from spatial studies I've conducted in the studio and emulate my three-dimensional ideas on a two‐dimensional plane.

19" x 19" SCREEN PRINT - "TWISTED VORTEX" Glow-in-the-Dark White and Metallic Silver Ink - Edition of 75.
19" x 19" SCREEN PRINT - "TWISTED VORTEX" Glow-in-the-Dark White and Metallic Silver Ink - Edition of 75.
19" x 19" SCREEN PRINT - "TWISTED VORTEX" seen here in blacklight.
19" x 19" SCREEN PRINT - "TWISTED VORTEX" seen here in blacklight.
19" x 19" SCREEN PRINT - "TWISTED VORTEX" seen here glowing in darkness.
19" x 19" SCREEN PRINT - "TWISTED VORTEX" seen here glowing in darkness.

 MEDIUM PAINTING:

"Sheer Depth" - example of 18" x 18" MEDIUM PAINTING. All paintings will vary slightly in color and geometric design.
"Sheer Depth" - example of 18" x 18" MEDIUM PAINTING. All paintings will vary slightly in color and geometric design.
"Sheer Depth" - example of 18" x 18" MEDIUM PAINTING. All paintings will vary slightly in color and geometric design.
"Sheer Depth" - example of 18" x 18" MEDIUM PAINTING. All paintings will vary slightly in color and geometric design.

SMALL PAINTING:

These small artworks have been created on 6" x 6" poplar and brushed with iridescent white acrylic. Glow-in-the-dark thread has been weaved through delicate screw eyes to create the two parabolic curves.
These small artworks have been created on 6" x 6" poplar and brushed with iridescent white acrylic. Glow-in-the-dark thread has been weaved through delicate screw eyes to create the two parabolic curves.
(SMALL PAINTING) "Parabolic Curves" shown in blacklight, daylight and darkness to demonstrate its ability to glow-in-the-dark.
(SMALL PAINTING) "Parabolic Curves" shown in blacklight, daylight and darkness to demonstrate its ability to glow-in-the-dark.

Risks and challenges

Expect to receive beautiful, eye-catching individually-produced original works of art from artist MEGAN MOSHOLDER and become a direct participant of a dynamic and interactive public artwork that encourages cultural compassion and environmental awareness.

Each painting will be a unique version of the photographic version above. They will be signed and dated.

Each print will also be signed and dated from a limited edition 75 prints total.

Please make sure I have accurate contact information for you so that I can ensure you receive your rewards promptly.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    (WAY TO PAY IT FORWARD) Thank you, thank you!!! You can feel good about your continued support to help me make this artwork a reality! I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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    (DIGITAL THANK YOU CARD) Thank you so much for helping support my artistic drive to create memorable, interactive public sculpture. And, just to show you how appreciative I am, I will send you a digital thank you card explaining all the ways in which your continued support has made my project a reality. I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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    (POSTCARD PRINT THANK YOU CARD) Wow, thanks again for helping me make this project a reality and to show you I really mean it, I'm going to send you a thank you postcard with a personal message just for you!! I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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    (SMALL PAINTING) "Parabolic Curves". These small artworks have been created from iridescent acrylic, delicate screw eyes and glow-in-the-dark thread. Sized at 6" x 6" they will fit easily into any room and will be like having a original MEGAN MOSHOLDER installation hanging on your wall! I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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    (T-SHIRT) Show your support through your sense of fashion! These limited edition, hand printed t-shirts come in black (S, M, L) and are printed with silver ink. They depict the MEGAN MOSHOLDER original "Twisted Vortex" drawing on the front. I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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    (18" x 18" SCREEN PRINT - TWISTED VORTEX) (Glow-in-the-Dark White and Metallic Silver Ink - Edition of 75). In appreciation of your continued support, I'm going to send you a signed, limited edition 18" x 18" MEGAN MOSHOLDER screen print. These stunning prints are only being offered for this special price on KICKSTARTER. This fine art screen print is derived from spatial studies I've conducted in the studio and emulate my three-dimensional ideas on a two‐dimensional plane. I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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    (T-SHIRT + 18" x 18" SCREEN PRINT COMBINATION REWARD PACKAGE) Thank you, thank you! This contribution really helps so much that in order to show my appreciation, I'm going to give you a deal! Instead of paying $110 normally for the print and (t-shirt available in black sizes S, M, L) separately, you'll save $10 and get them both! I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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    (MEDIUM PAINTING) This series of paintings are based off the work I created while at the Corte Moronati Artist Residency in Sirmione, Italy. 18" x 18" in size, these works are a continuation of my spatial exploration. These stunning paintings are only being offered for this special price on KICKSTARTER, will fit easily into any room and will be like having an original MEGAN MOSHOLDER installation hanging on your wall! I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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    (TRIPLE SCORE!! T-SHIRT + 18" x 18" SCREEN PRINT AND MEDIUM PAINTING COMBINATION REWARD PACKAGE!) A huge donation deserves a huge reward! Purchase one reward also receive two more for a rewarding price of $225 INSTEAD of paying $260! You'll be saving $35 AND you will get a t-shirt, an original MEGAN MOSHOLDER 18" x 18" print AND a medium painting PLUS a HUGE THANK YOU from me!! I will also mention your name on my website showing that you are a supporter (unless, of course, you would like to remain anonymous).

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Funding period

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