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Larger metal creatures arise in this undergraduate exhibition of the world as humanity has shaped it. Bring home your own metal beast! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 25, 2012.

Larger metal creatures arise in this undergraduate exhibition of the world as humanity has shaped it. Bring home your own metal beast!

About this project

By exploring the connection between humanity and the environment we live in, we may better understand as a culture the impact we have on it as well as ourselves. As technology advances and we become more detached from our natural world, we lose sight of the events around us. My senior art show brings awareness of our world back to our eyes and aims to highlight the beauty and plight of our condition. 

Each sculpture represents communities of the Earth that have been affected by humanity's existence and is carefully sculpted with people's found metallic waste. The machines we build replace each of the creature's natural niches, but unlike the organic beings, who procreate and recycle themselves, machinery is a one way process that requires nonrenewable resources to build, run, and dispose of properly. 

I aim to finance the show, the accompanying illustrated children's book, reception, and the relocation of these sculptures, and I am willing to send you guys some cool items in return for the favor! It is best if I can get you to come to the show, so each backer who can come during the exhibition (installed April 30th-May 13th) gets their items first and has the shipping waved. Come on opening night, Monday, April 30th, from 5pm-7pm and get free food out of it too!

Any excess funds will be put towards my eventual goal of walking across America upon graduation.

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    A hand-done sketch and thank you card from the artist. I appreciate your kind donation!!

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    A printout from a page of the book (ON HIGH QUALITY PAPER????) signed by the artist and a thank you card!

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    The choice of a printed and signed copy of the Children's book! You can pick this up at the show or add $4 for insured shipping in the continental US, $10 international!

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    A handmade ceramic mug or bowl by Alex and a thank you card! You can pick this up at the show or add $4 for insured shipping, $10 international!

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    A copy of the book AND a handmade ceramic mug or bowl by Alex to be picked up at the show or mailed to you. International backers please add an additional $20 for shipping.

    Those who pick up WILL get theirs sooner.

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    A handmade horseshoe wine rack to be picked up at the show or mailed to your residence for an additional $10. International backers please add an additional $30 for shipping.

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    You can just add it all together, you can have it all!
    -Sketch and Thank you card
    -Signed print
    -Signed copy of the book
    -Ceramic mug or bowl by Alex
    -Handmade horseshoe wine rack
    THANK YOU for your support!

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    You have achieved the status of Most Valuable Backer(s)! In addition to all other prizes, the MVBs get to take home one of my three smaller sculptures from the show. You must be able to arrange pickup or delivery of this piece at the end of the show on May 13th, or add $40 to your pledge for shipping in the US. No international backers please. Contact for pictures of possible choices as the show grows closer.

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    The same as the $500 prize, but instead of one of my three smaller sculptures, you will be taking home one of the big boys. The Bull, the Markhor, the Man, or whatever comes to life in between now and the show. Please contact me for specific sculptures. Must be able to deliver or work with me to get it delivered after the show. First come, first reserve.

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