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Two 50' metal serpents.  Mobile art sculptures, one light and one dark, amaze and light up the night in very different ways.
Two 50' metal serpents. Mobile art sculptures, one light and one dark, amaze and light up the night in very different ways.
161 backers pledged $11,126 to help bring this project to life.

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The Serpent Twins

These twin sculptures are the embodiment of the Serpent mythology that exists in numerous cultures throughout the world.  The first is Jormungand, a dark harbinger of doom that Thor fights to save the human race in Nordic myths.  His body comprised of blackened steel, he shoots fire from his mouth to prove his dominance over mortals.  His twin, the bright Julunggul, shines in the sun and lights the night from within its 50' body.  She serves man by swallowing boys and spitting them out as men.  They should both be fantastical in the old fashioned sense of the word!

What are we asking for?

Specifically, here are where all the donations will be going.  We received an honorarium from Burning Man, which is wondrous, but we now need to raise the balance of the funds needed to complete the project.  In addition, we have expanded the scope of our original sculptures to include many fantastic features that require expensive technology.  The most expensive of these are 6 times the amount of LEDs along with all the programming moduals to control them and batteries to power them.  Wonderfully, Benny of Cool Neon (coolneon.com) is working with us, but the materials costs alone are staggering.  Additionally, there were a number of items that were excluded from the original bid including generators, transportation costs, propane for the fire breathing Jormungand, etc.  Truly, whatever money we raise will be put towards not only the completion, but the artistic expansion of the project.

Our hope

Our hope is a sincere one, that we bring to the desert the high level of workmanship we have been known for with our past projects.  Please consider donating to bring these 2 fabulous kinetic sculptures out to the desert and beyond.  The smallest amount you can donate is $1 and we really appreciate every donation!

A direct link to the build updates are here.  If you are interested in donating materials or volunteering skills, please do so by contacting Jon through the website serpenttwins.com

Video shot by John Behrens, edited by Jon Greber, and the song "818 in 415" is by Dogs of Distortion.  Thanks guys!

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    There will be made "The Great Scroll of Thanking", from which we will read your name at Burning Man and "poof" a fireball in your honor. Also a mention of great thanks on our website.

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    A mention on our website, reading your name from "The Great Scroll of Thanking" while poofing a fireball, and 2 boxes of either or both (your choice) Jon Sarriugarte's patented (really!) Borderless Frames or Bud Vases. You can view them here at http://www.formandreform.com/06/bycat/ttop2.html. These will need to be picked up at the shop in Oakland, although we will be there almost constantly!

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    A mention on our website, reading your name from "The Great Scroll of Thanking" while poofing a fireball, and an invite to our private celebratory party in our Oakland Boiler Bar space. Party with other donors and the crew! Famous for speakeasy atmosphere, heritage cocktails, vintage videos, wonderful music, and surprising surprises.

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    A mention on our website, reading your name from "The Great Scroll of Thanking" while poofing a fireball, and a beautiful Jon Sarriugarte forged Cattail Candleholder. This can be viewed here http://www.formandreform.com/06/bycat/ttop1.html. This item will be mailed throughout the United States.

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    A mention on our website, reading your name from "The Great Scroll of Thanking" while poofing a fireball, and a beautiful Jon Sarriugarte forged Modular Side Table. This can be viewed here at http://www.formandreform.com/06/bycoll/modular1.html (although the height is actually 20", not 34"). This item will also be mailed throughout the United States.

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    Imagine a night on the town in the East Bay being chauffeured around in a famous art car such as The Golden mean! Maybe you want to go to dinner in style, then arrive at a party as a rock star. You've never had as much attention as you will with your own fire poofing snail. Yes! You could use this for a wedding too! All this and a mention on our website plus reading your name from "The Great Scroll of Thanking" while poofing a fireball.

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    A fabulous night on the town in the famous giant iron snail, The Golden Mean, at Burning Man. A party night for you and up to 3 of your friends as we roll with the Serpents! We'll chill some nice Proseco and take you on a chauffeured art tour and beyond -- truly an unforgettable Burning Man experience. All this and a mention on our website plus reading your name from "The Great Scroll of Thanking" while poofing a fireball.

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