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1st step to a sister monument for the Statue of Liberty will be this life scale enlargement of original art work- Providence Lifts All. Read more

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1st step to a sister monument for the Statue of Liberty will be this life scale enlargement of original art work- Providence Lifts All.

About this project

This really is a kick start in every essence of the word.  This project is to produce a life size reproduction from a smaller sculpture.  This “life size proof of concept model” will be the kick start to the construction of a colossal size monument; a 180 foot tall sister statue to the Statue of Liberty to be built on the West Coast.  From the original artist’s work called Providence Lifts All, this female figure will be cast in life scale to obtain scanning data, refine the model, produce engineering studies, and help in development of the manufacturing system for the final monument.  (See http://www.statueofprovidence.org for a complete description of the monument and what it represents.)

I’m Jay Jarvie, the sculptor and project director.  I have gathered a group of professionals together to help me in taking on this, can we say, “giant project,” but without you, loyal Kickstarter.com funding partners, we might not have near as good a chance to put this project together in a timely manner.

Today we look at the Statue of Liberty as an iconic symbol, known around the world.  It wasn’t always so. In fact, the gift from France nearly got rejected by the people of New York who struggled to raise money for the pedestal that she stands on; they just didn’t have the vision.  Wouldn’t they have been surprised if they could have seen into the future, our day, and know the impact of her symbolism.  Although we can’t guarantee that “Providence Lifts All” will find her herself in as great a place in the annals of history; we sure would like to think so. We invite you to be a part of this exciting project.

Your contribution to this project will not only give you the extreme pride in knowing that you helped in setting us on our way to build a wonderful destination park and monument, but can gain you some handsome rewards in the way of.  . . you guessed it, “Providence Monument commemorative art.”

Thank you for your contribution.

Rewards 

Commemorative Pin (3/4 inch)
Commemorative Pin (3/4 inch)
Inspirational Photo print (18 x 24) signed by the artist
Inspirational Photo print (18 x 24) signed by the artist
16 x 14 canvas print of the Artists original rendering
16 x 14 canvas print of the Artists original rendering
Matted and framed copy of original rendering print
Matted and framed copy of original rendering print

What will the contributions go toward?

Funding from this Kickstarter.com offering will go toward:
- Enlargement of the original sculpture (armature and clay)
-Taking of a mold from that model
-Casting of a copy for touring and further fundraising
- Laser scanning for engineering and manufacturing studies
- Engineering and design fees

If we receive funding above our goal, those proceeds will go directly toward the development of the colossal sized monument.

 

Risks and challenges

The basic premise of this project is to reduce the risks associated with the larger project to come, however this and that larger project hinge on acceptability of the ideology of the Monument by the general public –You. We feel the inspiration behind the project is sound and will be well received by many, but it will be up to you, loyal kickstarter.com fans, to spread the word. It can only succeed when millions have heard the story. Please connect with the project website http://www.statueofprovidence.org and share the story with your friends and on your favorite social media site.

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    PRINT CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.
    Backers will receive an artistic certificate showing that you are appreciated! Without you this project and the monument could never be built.

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    About $25 USD

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    COMMEMORATIVE PIN.
    This antiqued brass pin shows that you are a proud supporter of the monument project.

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    PACK OF 10 MONUMENT GREETING CARDS.
    Package of ten cards w/envelopes. Includes three different images from the monument project.

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    SIGNED INSPIRATIONAL PHOTO PRINT
    18 X 24 Print of “Providence” with an inspirational quote by the artist, signed by the artist.

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    COMMEMORATIVE COIN
    This antiqued brass coin depicts a fanciful version of “Providence” on one side and the “truth” shield on the reverse. 1.5 inches in diameter.

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    3 INCH BRONZE MEDALLION
    Limited edition (x/2500) Lost wax cast deep relief version of the commemorative coin.

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    About $500 USD

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    PRINT OF THE ARTIST’S ORIGINAL RENDERING.
    16 x 14 Limited edition (x/2000) original rendering by the artist showing the monument in a park setting, printed on canvas. Signed by the artist.

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    About $1,500 USD

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    MATTED AND FRAMED COPY OF THE ORIGINAL RENDERING.
    Receive a ready to hang copy of the original artist rendering. 16 x 14 Limited edition (x/2000). Signed by the artist.

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    About $2,000 USD

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    MATTED AND FRAMED COPY OF THE ORIGINAL RENDERING WITH A BRONZE MEDALLION AS A RIGHT CORNER REMARQUE.
    Truly a collector’s prize. This limited edition (x2000) print, plus the remarque, makes this an all in one commemorative wall hanging.

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    BRONZE CASTING OF THE ORIGINAL ARTIST STUDY FOR THE MONUMENT.
    56 inch tall limited edition (x/200) casting of the artist original study of “Providence Lifts All.”

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Funding period

- (30 days)