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A huge thank you to Andrew Walton for making the film and to Matt Schwab, film color artist!! 

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'QUACK-QUACK'

'Quack Quack' is a piece I've been working on for the better part of a year.

This piece represents my daughter Storey; her first words were "kack kack," spoken as she was playing with a rubber duckie in the bath. She is both fearless and feminine, rough and tumble and sweet. 

The piece is comprised of thousands of rubber ducks in the shape of an atomic bomb, cast in duckie yellow resin, emanating from the driver's seat of a vintage children's pedal car that will be cast in bronze, automotive finished and pinstriped. 

'Quack-Quack' is the central figure in a large installation. This work will be shown at Mark Wolfe Contemporary in San Francisco California in November 2013. 'Quack-Quack' deals with becoming a father and an adult, as well as examining childhood, innocence and all the fears and joys that come along with both. 

Where will the $ go?

I’ve created the original piece in wax but need funding in order to finish it. Who knew ducks could be so $$?

The money I raise will go directly to hiring a professional mold maker to create a silicone rubber mold for the ducks ($5000), to pay for the resin casting and painting of the ducks ($1500), to have the pedal car cast in bronze ($3500), and to have the car automotive painted and pinstriped ($1000), and an extra ($500), for finishing materials such as abrasives, hand tools, etc.  

Why I need your help:

Generally I fund all my own work (most artists do) and putting together a show like this can run upwards of $50000, and that’s before you know whether you’re going to sell anything. I’m looking for funding for this piece because it's central in the theme of the show I'm putting together and I can't afford to produce it myself. And also because It's AWESOME! And FUNNY! And BEAUTIFUL! and c'mon IT'S DUCKS!! Who doesn't love DUCKS?

I want to make sure that this work gets made and gets seen.

With your support I can do just that.

To see my past work, bio, CV, and more info about me please click this link: www.judbergeron.com

I created a bunch of limited edition gifts specific to this project:

DUCK T-SHIRTS!  Pink and Blue Shirts Available in Youth Small and 4T and 3T sizes, Yellow and Black Shirts Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and XL, All Shirts Have the Jud Bergeron Sculpture Tag on the Back Printed in Blue
DUCK T-SHIRTS! Pink and Blue Shirts Available in Youth Small and 4T and 3T sizes, Yellow and Black Shirts Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and XL, All Shirts Have the Jud Bergeron Sculpture Tag on the Back Printed in Blue
Screen Printing the Prints at Ape Do Good Printing in San Francisco
Screen Printing the Prints at Ape Do Good Printing in San Francisco
Holding the Original Artwork for the 'Kack-Kack' Print
Holding the Original Artwork for the 'Kack-Kack' Print
DUCK PRINTS!!! Limited Edition 3 Color Silk Screen Print, 'Kack-Kack'. Image is 6 x 6 Inches, Printed on 8 1/2 x 11 100 lb, 100% Recycled Paper. Hand Numbered and Signed, Edition od 250
DUCK PRINTS!!! Limited Edition 3 Color Silk Screen Print, 'Kack-Kack'. Image is 6 x 6 Inches, Printed on 8 1/2 x 11 100 lb, 100% Recycled Paper. Hand Numbered and Signed, Edition od 250
DUCK PRINTS!!!! Limited Edition 2 Color Silk Screen Duck Print. Image is 6 x 6 Inches, Printed on 8 1/2 x 11 100 lb, 100% Recycled Paper. Hand Numbered and Signed, Edition od 100
DUCK PRINTS!!!! Limited Edition 2 Color Silk Screen Duck Print. Image is 6 x 6 Inches, Printed on 8 1/2 x 11 100 lb, 100% Recycled Paper. Hand Numbered and Signed, Edition od 100
Getting Ready to Pour the Bronze Ducks
Getting Ready to Pour the Bronze Ducks
Pouring Bronze
Pouring Bronze
Freshly Cast Ducks
Freshly Cast Ducks
BRONZE DUCKS!!!!! Large on Left, Small on Right
BRONZE DUCKS!!!!! Large on Left, Small on Right
STERLING SILVER DUCKS!!!!!! Large on Left, Small on Right
STERLING SILVER DUCKS!!!!!! Large on Left, Small on Right

Meet 'My Pal Foot Foot'



Today I am launching part 2 of the campaign. Allow me to introduce 'My Pal Foot Foot'. If I can raise an additional $8000 for a total of $20,000 I will create a limited edition silk screen print of 'My Pal Foot Foot' that will be given to anyone who has donated $25 or more to the campaign so far.

'Foot Foot' represent the 'every baby' and is the next piece in my upcoming show at Mark Wolfe Contemporary in San Francisco in November 2013. The installation will be 25 of the same 'Foot Foot' piece at various elevations stacked in the corner of the gallery. Each one will be cast resin and automotive finished in crazy colors (see prototype below)

If I can raise the additional $8000 I will not only have the funds to create the installation for the show I will be able to have the piece scanned and 3D printed in 2 smaller sizes, the smallest of which (6 inches tall) I will make available to Kickstarter backers at a deep discount.

'My Pal Foot Foot' Prototype
'My Pal Foot Foot' Prototype
Limited Edition Silk Screen Print, Given to all Backers Who Donate $25 or More Once We Reach $20,000
Limited Edition Silk Screen Print, Given to all Backers Who Donate $25 or More Once We Reach $20,000

A huge thank you to Adam McChane for doing the video for 'Foot Foot' on a moments notice.

Risks and challenges

Of course I'm going to follow through, I've been doing this for 20 years.

When it comes to fulfillment I have every confidence that this project will go off without a hitch. I have already put a mold maker on hold for May to mold the duck bomb part of the piece, she is someone I have known and worked with for 18 years and she is the best in the business. I will be casting the duck bomb in resin at 'Pretty in Plastics' in LA, I have had a number of meetings with Julie, the owner, and she is not only confident that we can do this piece but is eager to get started. I will be casting the pedal car at 'Studio Romo' in Oakland, owner Dan Romo has been a collaborator and good friend for 20 years and we will be using the foundry that we built together (as seen in the video). And finally, I will be using 'Carlos Arroyo and Sons' (also in the video) here in San Francisco to do the paint job on the car, I have worked with them exclusively on a number of wacky projects for the past 2 years, they are the best in the business.

As for all of the 'gifts' I've created, many of them are already completed. The screen prints as well as the T-Shirts have been produced by 'Ape Do Good Printing' here in San Francisco, They are really top notch. The stickers and postcards have been produced by PsPress in Oakland, great work. And I personally cast the bronze ducks at 'Studio Romo' and the silver ones at my studio.

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    DUCK POSTCARD!
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    DUCK STICKERS! A pack of 5 duck stickers, and the above thank you postcard and thoughts and smile.



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    DUCK T-SHIRTS! This is a 2 sided shirt, with the duck image on the front and Jud Bergeron Sculpture logo on the back. Adult sizes (M, L, or XL) come in black or yellow with the reversed color duck (black on yellow or yellow on black). Kids shirts (youth small, 4T and 5T) are available in pink or blue, with the reversed color duck. Please specify size and color of shirt you would like.



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    DUCK PRINT! You will receive a limited edition print taken directly from the "Kack Kack" sculpture (pictured below). The 3 color silk screen image is 6 X 6 inches printed on 8 1/2 X 11 inch, 100 lb, 100% recycled paper. Edition of 250 prints, each one is hand numbered and signed.

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    DUCK PRINT #2! 
Limited edition print of the single duck. The 2 color silk screen image is 6 X 6 inches printed on 8 1/2 X 11 inch, 100 lb, 100% recycled paper. Edition of 100 prints, each one is hand numbered and signed. And duck stickers.

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    DUCK PRINT AND T-SHIRT!
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    T-SHIRTS: 2 sided shirt, duck image on the front and Jud Bergeron Sculpture logo on the back. Adult sizes medium, large and XL, black shirts with yellow ducks and light blue logo. Kids shirts, youth small, available in pink and blue shirts, pink shirt with a blue duck, blue shirt with a pink duck. Please specify size and style of shirt you would like.

    PRINTS: Limited edition print taken directly from the "Kack Kack" sculpture (pictured below). The 3 color silk screen image is 6 X 6 inches printed on 8 1/2 X 11 inch, 100 lb, 100% recycled paper. Edition of 250 prints, each one is hand numbered and signed.

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    DUCK PRINT AND T-SHIRT! You will get a limited edition 'Duck #2' print and your choice of 1 t-shirt. T-SHIRTS: 2 sided shirt, duck image on the front and Jud Bergeron Sculpture logo on the back. Adult sizes medium, large and XL, black shirts with yellow ducks and light blue logo. Kids shirts, youth small, available in pink and blue shirts, pink shirt with a blue duck, blue shirt with a pink duck. Please specify size and style of shirt you would like. PRINTS: Limited edition print taken directly from the "Kack Kack" sculpture (pictured below). The 3 color silk screen image is 6 X 6 inches printed on 8 1/2 X 11 inch, 100 lb, 100% recycled paper. Edition of 250 prints, each one is hand numbered and signed.

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    LITTLE BRONZE DUCK! 
High polished, 'Small' cast bronze duck (2 X 2 inches). I personally cast and finished each duck and they are signed and numbered on the bottom. Edition of 150.



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    BIG BRONZE DUCK! High polished, 'Large' cast bronze duck (3 X 3 inches). I personally cast and finished each duck and they are signed and numbered on the bottom. Edition of 150.



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    DUCK TOUR! 
An invitation for you and a friend to come visit my studio in San Francisco, California where I will cast ducks right before your eyes and I will roll out the red carpet for you: there will be food and drinks, dancing girls (not really) and you will get a full tour and detailed explanations of my process. And 2 t-shirts and more stickers than you can dream of.



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    BIG AND LITTLE BRONZE DUCKS! 2 limited edition, high polished, cast bronze ducks (one 'Large' and one 'Small'). I personally cast and finished each duck and they are signed and numbered on the bottom. Edition of 150 for each duck.



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    LITTLE STERLING SILVER DUCK! Super limited edition high polished, cast ('Small') sterling silver duck. Each duck weighs roughly 14 Troy Ounces of Sterling. Ducks are 2 X 2 inches, solid silver.

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    BIG STERLING SILVER DUCK! 
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