About this project
is an honorarium art project for Burning Man 2012, Fertility 2.0. Based on the ever-popular desktop pin board toy, Pins will bring it home Playa Style... life-size! Now you will be able to reproduce your whole self! or a favorite body part, or your best friend... or just about anything else your imagination can come up with... you are going to have over 7,000 pins set in a full 4' x 8' pin board to play with... so let'er rip!
I am looking for your support to help pay for an increase in the number of pins from my original plan for 4,000 pins to now over 7,000,
I have already begun the process of drilling the holes and have ordered the first 534, 6' acrylic rods which will need to be cut into approximately 3,200 12" pins. I am going to need a lot more pins, so I will be doing other fundraising projects and order more rods as the money comes in. These Kickstarter funds will help to purchase an additional 3,600 pins which will bring me very close to my goal. Additional funds form the Burning Man Honorarium grant will be coming in later and help to cover the rest of the pins and support the other expenses of builidng the frame and getting the piece to the Playa.
Once the holes are drilled and the pin panel is assembled, each of the 12" pins will have a cabochon cap glued onto one end and then fed through the holes and have another cap glued on so that they will not be able to be pushed all the way through the frame by participants. The frame for the pin board panel will have three strips of LED lights place inside of it to shine into the pins and illuminate them at night. This light will cause the ends of the pins to glow like optic fibers.
When the pin board panel is finished, I will begin work on the plywood frame which will rise 14' above the Playa floor and extend to 12' wide. Once the basic shapes are cut out, they will be painted and assembled with LED lighting strategically placed to help illuminate it at night. There will also be an 18" acrylic globe in the center above the panel that will contain strobe lights. All of the lighting will be powered by a 12 volt deep cycle battery.
here's a fun example of what can be done... these guys "nailed' it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDsqpeiTqg8
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