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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 1 2016 6:59 AM UTC +00:00
$7,976
pledged of $47,000pledged of $47,000 goal
54
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 1 2016 6:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

About the Project

Emoji has become a modern form of communication.  It is a brand new language that allows emotion and context to be added to text based conversations.   Matthew LaPenta saw the importance of the emoji and wanted to immortalize it to give historians a context for where human communication was around the turn of the 21st century.  

Matthew has been making Emoji based fine art sculptures since 2013.  His work was featured at the prestigious SCOPE Art Show during Art Basel Week in Miami, FL in 2015.  While at the event he began to realize that hundreds of people enjoyed his work but couldn't afford the 12 inch bronze versions from a gallery.  So Matthew developed a way to bring his emoji sculptures to more people by developing a 2.8 inch versions of his sculptures.  Matthew hopes to bring more art into more homes by making the smaller editions. 

For the first sculpture he has decided to bring the poop emoji to life.  Matthew thought it best articulated life in our modern age.  "Life can sometimes be crappy, but all we can do is smile and bring joy to one another.  I hope this project brings a sense of laughter and irony into peoples lives"

Size

Width: 3 inches     Height: 2.8 Inches

Depth: 3 inches     Weight: 3 lbs

Finishes

The sculpture will be available in several unique finishes to start, polished nickel, polished copper, and polished brass, brushed nickel, brushed copper, and brushed brass. Each finish will be limited to 100 pieces max, with 10 artists proofs. 

 

Polished Edition (100 sculptures in each finish)
Polished Edition (100 sculptures in each finish)

 

Brushed Edition (100 sculptures in each finish)
Brushed Edition (100 sculptures in each finish)

Stretch Goals/ Finishes

The Stretch Editions will be revealed as the campaign reaches it's fundraising goals. Matthew will create three new unique finishes for the emoji poop. This will unsure more people will have an opportunity to collect this fun art sculpture. 

Stretch Editions (100 sculptures in each finish)
Stretch Editions (100 sculptures in each finish)

 

Process

The mini 3 inch Poop Emoji sculpture was initiated in December 2015, after a successful showing at Scope Art Fair Miami Beach.  Many rounds of sculpting and casting took place to arrive and the final design.  Matthew has been able to fund the initial casting for the project but needs your funding to bring everything to life.  

 

Timeline

The Future

With your support Matthew will be able to continue his sculpting practice and create more emoji sculptures for the world to enjoy.  He will use the funds to pay for the casting of your reward, new sculpting materials, his studio rent, and larger sculpture creations in the near future.  Thank you so much for your support :)

 

Risks and challenges

The only challenge will be to produce the figures in a timely manner and get them shipped out to the proper addresses.

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    Large 12in Original Poop Emoji Sculpture

    12in GALLERY SIZE BRONZE EMOJI POOP SCULPTURE: As a part of the Kickstarter campaign I will be offering a few of my limited edition gallery size sculptures at a very low price (normal retail $7,500). These sculptures are made of higher end materials and are extremely limited editions or one of a kinds. Buyer gets to choose from remaining editions available. Contact me with questions before buying

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