The inflatable scabby rat, an enduring sign of resistance and ridicule, will be repurposed to signal detestation for the Donald Trump junta. The intent is to fabricate an inflatable Trump Rat and get it out into the world, keep it circulating, and loan it out to protests. We will inflate and position it as near as we can to the front door of Trump's third-world-dictator-modern Tower. It takes just 2-3 minutes to inflate the rat to its 15’ height, so it might be possible to get it pretty close to the sociopath-in-chief’s super-vulgar-tacky rat's nest!
There is a contribution level (with cool rewards) for every budget.
Once the Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal, it will take about 12 weeks to complete fabrication and take delivery of the inflatable Trump Rat. If we’re fortunate enough to raise more than our goal, we would make as many rats as our funding will allow. July is the target date for the Trump Rat's maiden inflation. Funders will be invited to a launch picnic in NYC.
There is no financial gain for BravinLee, Jeffrey Beebe or for anyone involved in this initiative. Beyond the obvious our larger purpose is to show how artists, art and the creative community can play a meaningful role during these dark times. WE ARE THE ONES THAT NEED TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN—OR AT LEAST AS OKAY AS IT WAS LAST YEAR!
The longer-term goal is to form the Public Display of Disaffection Political Action Committee (PDDPAC). PDD-PAC will use the language and power of art to make resistance to the Trump regime more robust and visually engaging. And if we surpass our fundraising goal of $10,000. we will just make more rats.
Thank you for reading and thank you for your support. Are you ready to help undouche America? Let’s do it!
Risks and challenges
We don't foresee any risks to completing the project. The balloon/inflatable company has provided a quote and has been in business for decades. The artist Jeffrey Beebe and I are donating our services and time. BravinLee has solid experience in completing 3D art fabrication projects on time and within budget.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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