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'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:
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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