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Jeff Glode WiseBy Jeff Glode Wise
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Jeff Glode WiseBy Jeff Glode Wise
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About

 

  

 

 

My name is Jeff Glode Wise and I'm going to build a rocket ship trailer with 2 of my sculptures saddled on top, towed behind a rusty dusty 1948 Buick Roadmaster on a traveling art carnival across America.  The idea is to use Art & Theatre to begin a dialogue with people holding different political views and from varied social backgrounds. I'll make presentations in schools, start a peoples choice art competition, and share peoples views on politics, and how Americans can reconnect with each other and find common goals. The art competition will encourage all ages and kinds of people to create a sculpture with donated clay, and submit photographs of their work to be voted on by everyone, with the winners having their pieces cast in bronze. Art is in everyone!

I will donate each of my large bronze sculptures to 2 different communities somewhere along the route in the interest of creating  sister cities. One may end up in a town park in Markle Indiana and kids might play on another one in an Erie Pa. schoolyard.  As Americans, we need to rebuild the bonds between our different tribes.  The actual trip will take place in late September through October, but only if we raise the dough, look at the budget below!

Now's a good time to enjoy the Moonhead Man Them Song. It's got that crazy Road Rocket Rhythm!

                    In case you missed the movie, here are pictures of the 2 sculptures that will ride on top of the trailer and then be given away somewhere on the route. Don't worry, I'll place them in their permanent locations on the way back so they'll be riding out for the whole trip. 

The Moonhead Man & Movumundo, they're seriously in love
The Moonhead Man & Movumundo, they're seriously in love

 

                                  Let's check out the Rewards

       Everybody Wants a ticket on the Interstellar Art Carnival.  Just buy a Postcard for 15 Bux and you're guaranteed a seat!

The Women's T-shirt comes in Berry & Black. My wife Susan insisted that it have an open shallow V neckline....Voila....you'll be able to choose the size when we reach our funding goal 

      Here are my good friends Jose & Armindo, los Hermanos Guapos modeling our Men's T-shirt in chocolate or black. What's up with these guys? All the time they're laughing and cracking jokes but when the camera comes out, they pose like Aztec Warriors. choose your size and color when we hit the goal.

            A few words about Movumundo & the Moonhead Man

Movumundo is an exotic nurturing vessel for her baby floating serenely within her. Her curving mysterious form captivates the viewer from all sides. I carved the original Movumundo in white marble from the same quarry as the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

Her loving consort the Moonhead Man is wizard and sage, worn smooth by time. He hums sweet low notes to the passing planets

 

                                                   Pendants

I've been fascinated with 3D printing, so I'm thrilled to offer this group of printed acrylic pendants...the technology behind it is amazing and has so much to offer. The spiraling grooves on the surface have a silky, shimmering effect, particularly in the black. I've added a little copper weight inside since plastic can be too light in feel. We use a woven nylon cord with a sterling silver spring clasp. The catch always remains in back since the pendants are fixed in place on the 22" long cord

 

          The Moonhead Pendants are 1 1/8" tall, the size of a quarter

 

 The sterling silver pendants have a lustrous watery polish, weighing 2/3 oz. they have a very nice heft 

 

 The 3D plastic MuMu's are 1 3/8" tall, available in Ivory color, robins egg blue, and black which would have an extra silky shimmer.

 

                                                    Sculptures

I've always wanted to make wonderful sculptures that regular folks could afford, since art brings such a wealth of experience into our home.  We've taken the remarkable technology of 3D printing and combined it with beautifully crafted bases.

 These 3D plastic versions are mounted on a stainless steel base with the artists signature carved into blackened oak. The Ivory color piece has a translucent glow and the black shimmers and flashes. also available in red & blue.  edition of 180. Height 7" 18 centimeters

Here's the Moonhead Man done in solid bronze and offered either in classic black patina, or green over golden chestnut. The sculptures can be lifted from the wood bases so he can be cradled in your hand. If you pet him, he'll purr.    edition of 80   Total Height 7", 18 centimeters

 

I'm thrilled with how the 3D printed Movumundo's came out. The sculptures have a dynamic interstellar surface while her deep soul floats above the low notes. Very tactile and friendly to pet. Available in Ivory color, Robins Egg blue and shimmering black. signature & edition number carved into blackened oak base.Total height 8", 20.5 centimeters   edition of 150

                                      The Big Bux Budget

 

We’re giving away tons of art and financing a traveling art circus…. funding it all through the sale of more really nice art.

Here are the expenses we anticipate to do the trip. I’ve budgeted the car at half it’s cost since I’ll be able to resell it. No money has been budgeted to pay me for the 100’s of hours I’m putting in before the trip starts so I really hope we can break out beyond our goal. Wouldn’t it be swell if I could make wages and Susan and I could go to the movies every now and then? Yeah Art!

purchase a vintage car…………….............…..$5,000

casting expense of 2 large bronze sculptures for donation to communities……..………...…$10,000

casting expense of bronze sculptures for the people’s choice award…………………$2,000

build the Rocket Ship trailer…………..............$3,000

30 days of lodging and food………………...…$3,000

our cost for making customer rewards…. all those T-shirts, sculptures & pendants…...$14,500 *customer reward cost based on selling $50,000 worth of goods

Kickstarter fees…………………………………..$4000

purchase of books & modeling clay…..............$2,000

gas & vehicle expenses………………..............$2,000

video & website production……….………..…..$2,500

song recording………………………………..…….$800

graphic design work…………………………..…$1,600

Total……$50,400

                                                                             

 

 

Risks and challenges

I know the car will break down somewhere, but then I'll get to meet mechanics and tow truck drivers and we'll have a modern pickup truck as a support vehicle. We're working with one of the best bronze foundry's in the country whose quality and production management are very good. I've worked with some really good 3D technology engineers and we've figured out all the techno glitches so far.

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    Handwritten Postcard from the Road

    I'm hoping that everyone who's fascinated by our project can spring for a card, because it makes all of you an integral part of our journey. Each one is another story

    We'll hand write postcards from the road with current info on the trip, the latest gossip, only the coolest stamps and hand canceled postmarks whenever possible. If you want more than one postcard, simply multiply the amount in your pledge.

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    This is a donation for us to purchase sculpting clay or a book to be given out somewhere along our route. The clay will be part of the peoples choice sculpture competition. We want all kinds of folks to form their clay with kitchen spoons, willow sticks and fingers and then send the photos in for everybody to vote on. the winners will have their pieces cast in bronze, and promoted on the website. If you'd like to fund more than one pound of clay, simply multiply the amount of your pledge

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    soft cotton/poly blend 90/10 T-shirts with large super cool graphics on the front & back, hand silk screened in Taos, New Mexico. We'll include a couple turbo snappy stickers as well. If you want more than one T-shirt, simply multiply the amount of your pledge and add $3 for each additional shirt for shipping. 2 shirts shipped to Canada would be $62. you'll receive an email to choose your color and size when we reach our funding goal

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    Sterling Silver "Movumundo" Pendant

    3 dimensional 1" tall heavy sterling silver miniature of my sculpture "Movumundo". Her rounded pregnant form and sleeping face is a manifestation of tranquility. Strung on black 22"nylon cord with a secure, easy to operate sterling silver clasp. Very important...if you wish to add a postcard, clay & book donation, or T-shirt, simply add the amount for those items to your pledge amount with no extra for shipping. A silver pendant and postcard shipped to the U.S. would be $158

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    Sterling Silver "Moonhead Man" Pendant

    3 dimensional 1" tall heavy sterling silver miniature of my sculpture "Moonhead Man". His smooth soulful face floats on a black nylon 22" cord with a secure, easy to operate clasp. Very important...If you wish to add a postcard, clay & book donation, or T-shirt, simply add the amount for those items to your pledge amount with no extra for shipping. A silver pendant and T-shirt shipped to the U.S. would be $171

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    3D printed plastic Moonhead Man

    3D printed plastic Moonhead Man mounted on blackened Oak base with Stainless Steel collar. Artists signature & edition number carved into base. edition of 180. choose black, red or ivory color when our campaign succeeds

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    Bronze Moonhead Man mounted on stained wood base. edition of 80. edition numbers 15 through 25 available at this special price for our Kickstarter launch. Normal retail is $900. Choose your patina of classic black or green over golden brown when our campaign succeeds. Very important...If you wish to add a postcard, clay & book donation, or T-shirt, simply add the amount for those items to your pledge amount with no extra for shipping.

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    12" Cast Bronze Movumundo

    12" tall Movumundo in cast bronze mounted on black marble base. edition of 12. Choose your patina color once our campaign succeeds. Very important...If you wish to add a postcard, clay & book donation, or T-shirt, simply add the amount for those items to your pledge amount with no extra for shipping.

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    12" tall Cast Bronze Moonhead Man mounted on a bronze rod to a black marble base. edition of 12. choose your patina color once our campaign succeeds. Very important...If you wish to add a postcard, clay & book donation, or T-shirt, simply add the amount for those items to your pledge amount with no extra for shipping.

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    32" tall Cast Bronze Movumundo

    Cast Bronze Movumundo mounted on stone base. edition of 8. Choose you patina color once we reach our campaign goal. Very important... estimated crate, insurance, and shipping cost of $500 for U.S. delivery will be arranged outside of the Kickstarter format

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    42" tall Cast Bronze Moonhead Man

    30" tall Cast Bronze Moonhead Man mounted with 3 bronze rods to a cast & stained concrete base. edition of 9. Choose your patina color once our campaign succeeds. Very important estimated crate, insurance, and shipping cost of $600 for U.S. delivery will be arranged outside of the Kickstarter format

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