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.
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.
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.