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 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!
Video shot by John Behrens, edited by Jon Greber, and the song "818 in 415" is by Dogs of Distortion. Thanks guys!
Why yes, absolutely. You can donate as little as $1. We appreciate all donations.
Why yes, that can be arranged. The only thing is, we can only take one passenger on each, so only 2 people can ride on the Serpents and they can't sit together. I'm sure we can figure out a nice arrangement.
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