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By Earthbound Moon
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About

Our Goal:
In September 2010, the collaborative project Earthbound Moon (EbM) will be installing our inaugural sculpture near the town of Bledsoe, Texas. The funding we are seeking will cover the artist's fabrication and installation costs. Once the sculpture is installed, the artwork and land will be publicly accessible.

The Sculpture:
We have chosen a Danish artist, Heidi Hove, to design and install the work. Her work will be a large solar powered Welcome sign that will light up in the mostly empty high plains of west Texas, and will be visible from a nearby highway. The sign will act as a structural representation, a declaration, of the community of Bledsoe. Despite economic and environmental challenges, it is a place where community, art and social development exist. We're very excited to have Heidi come to the United States and install the work with her. More about Heidi can be found at: www.heidihove.com

A Little About Us:
EbM is a non-contiguous sculpture garden, discrete parcels of land spaced across the face of the Earth, each parcel the home to a publicly accessible sculpture. Each artwork is site specific -- imagined, built and installed by an artist engaged with the site and the community's experience of the work. Our goals for EbM are to benefit local communities, challenge and inspire artists across mediums and create a work of contemporary art unto itself. Much much more about Earthbound Moon (like who we are, our future installation sites and artists we're going to work with) can be found on our website: www.earthboundmoon.com

We are currently being fiscally sponsored by an amazing non-profit art space in San Francisco, The Lab: www.thelab.org. Since the Lab is a 501(c)3 organization, all pledges made to this project are tax deductible. All donors to the project will be listed on an informational plaque that will be located on the property near the sign.

Please help us reach our goal of installing our first sculpture this fall. We hope to ultimately to develop sites like Bledsoe worldwide - creating a web of community and art that surrounds the earth.

Thank You
Many thanks for taking the time to read about our project. Even spreading the word helps us out! We hope that with your help we'll soon be sharing some great news, images and stories from west Texas. Certainly send along questions or comments! We love to chat!

Sincerely,
The Earthbound Moon Team

Current primary members:
Alex Clausen
Carson Murdach
Lee Pembleton
Libby Reed
Amy Sampson

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    A limited edition postcard will be sent to you from Heidi during the installation of the sign in September. Plus an Ebm Site 001 button.

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    An artifact from the sculpture site collected during the installation will be sent to you. Plus an EbM Site 001 button.

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    We'll send you a limited edition archival print of the completed sculpture signed by the artist. Size: 10" x 10". Plus an EbM Site 001 button.

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    A limited edition archival print of the completed sculpture signed by the artist. Size: 15" x 15". An artifact from the site + postcard + an EbM Site 001 button will be sent to you too.

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    A limited edition diorama of the completed sculpture. We'll also send you a postcard + an EbM Site 001 button.

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Funding period

- (39 days)