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The giant mechanical metal Pegasus sculpture for Burning Man 2019
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Hi, my name is Adrian Landon, and I am so excited about my upcoming project Wings of Glory for Burning Man 2019, the giant metal mechanical Pegasus sculpture that will run and fly in slow motion, ON FIRE!!!!!

 Video Credits:  Directed by: Lana Boy,  DOP: Dada Shikako
                                  AC: Indigo Ranidae,  Music by: Matt C White 

Wings of Glory at dusk
Wings of Glory at dusk

I am very honored to have just received the Burning Man Honorarium Grant of $15,000, and I am launching my first Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $15,000, to match the grant. This will secure the funds for purchasing materials and parts to build Wings of Glory, and all other expenses such as transportation, operating, and fuel.

For more info on project and expenses, please visit: www.adrianlandon.com

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Wings of Glory will be a giant interactive kinetic mechanical metal Pegasus sculpture, elevated on a pedestal and base. With a sculpted skeleton and most of the mechanics visible, the Pegasus will run and fly in slow motion, making 6 gallop and flap cycles per minute, all running off of one electric motor. The pedestal will be covered in moving, swirling cloud shapes. The Pegasus will also have a propane flame effect system that will shoot large flames out from certain points and spread out along channels, such as down the mane of the neck, along the wings, tail and body. Inside the base of the pedestal will be a room with information on the project and a Mini Mechanical Horse encased in Plexiglas. There will be 8 buttons on small stands along the perimeter of the base, where if 8 people coordinate to push all the buttons at the same time, they can make it run for 2 minutes. 

The project is in the final design stage now and construction will begin at the Buffalo Creek Art Center near Reno, NV, in May 2019. 

REWARDS

$150 Super Hoodie - 4 options
$150 Super Hoodie - 4 options
$100 - Build your own metal Pegasus
$100 - Build your own metal Pegasus
$150 Drawing + another item Combo
$150 Drawing + another item Combo

ABOUT ME

Me and Apocalypto, 2011
Me and Apocalypto, 2011

I was born and raised in New York City and I have been a metal sculptor for the past 10 years. I studied sculpture at the Art Students League of New York in 2009. Out of all the subject matters I have sculpted, I have made many horses, small horses, life size horses, Mechanical Horses... I've also make large abstract sculptures, Human Figure, and much more. I have exhibited my work all over the States and the world, and now I'm taking it to the next level with the giant Pegasus.

For more info please visit: www.adrianlandon.com

ABOUT BURNING MAN

And if you've never heard of Burning Man, well it's one of the largest Art and music festivals in the world, and I believe one of the most unique and interesting movements/social experiments, where thousands of people (80,000 last year) come from all over the world and camp in the middle of the desert in Nevada for an entire week. It's one of the things that makes the times that we live in now so special.

For more info please visit: www.burningman.org

I extend a special thanks to:  

  • Tom West, assistant engineer and project supporter
  • Austin Buell, assistant builder and core crew member
  • Lana Boy Ferron & Dada Shikako, Kickstarter Video Director and Producer 
  • Annette, Christophe & Roman Landon, my family and life-long supporters      
  • Ewelina Bochenska, life partner and companion
  • Burning Man for giving me the grant and this life-time opportunity

Risks and challenges

Kinetic sculpture of this size and complexity are rare and I have just a few months to build it and make sure it runs smoothly. Luckily, I invented and built my first life-size mechanical horse back in 2014, and have since perfected the design and workings. The only difference here will be scale and the addition of the wings. Also, I have a team of experienced builders and engineers to help me along the way. The only other risk is that I don't manage to raise enough funds for all the materials and parts. If that will be the case, I will remove certain features like the flame effect system, and make a smaller version of the Pegasus. Either way, I will make it happen, and it's going to be MIND-BLOWING!!

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