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$134
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 4 2018 10:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

I am making the first of what I hope to be a series of metal wall hanging caricatures of rock stars and celebrities available to the public. 

BACK STORY:

This is not the first time I am using this method to create caricatures out of steel. I have been making metal artwork for over twenty years and have made a wide variety of work. I got into making metal caricatures by request of one of my customers, (a coffee bean importer and owner of Serengeti Trading, serengetitrading.com), who saw my booth set up at the Pecan Street Arts Festival in Austin, Texas. He wanted to give his customers a Christmas gift in the form of a "Bean Head" which consisted of a caricature with a large coffee bean head. The first year he wanted to do Betty Boop, and she was a big hit with his customers - he has come back every year afterward for a new Bean Head! 

We immediately moved on to celebrities in the news as the subject matter for the caricatures. Over the years I have made caricatures of Paris Hilton, Babe Ruth, Oprah, Lance Armstrong, Robin Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Armstrong, James Gandolfini (as Tony Soprano), Roger Moore (as James Bond) and several more. 

When I saw that Kickstarter was asking people to submit projects for the "Make 100" challenge, I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to offer these creations to the general public. 

WHAT IS IT?

I start by researching the subject and studying the shape of their head, the lines of their face, and their clothes that help to create their unique look. I create the artwork by cutting individual pieces of steel, painting them and assembling them in layers so that when complete it comes to life as the person who I am honoring with the caricature. There is a built-in hanger on the back for mounting to the wall.

TIMELINE:

I will ship the rewards within 45 days of the completion of the campaign. 

REWARDS:

Keychain Reward
Keychain Reward

 

Tom Petty Metal Wall Hanging Art Reward
Tom Petty Metal Wall Hanging Art Reward

PAST EXAMPLES:

Roger Moore as James Bond
Roger Moore as James Bond

 

Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton

 

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey

 

Neil Armstrong on the Moon
Neil Armstrong on the Moon

 

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano

 

Robin Williams from Good Morning Vietnam
Robin Williams from Good Morning Vietnam

 

Risks and challenges

I have designed, created and shipped over a dozen of this style of caricatures over the years and am confident that I can deliver the rewards within the timeframe I have established. If anything were to come up, I will keep all backers informed!

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    Jason, I just want to give you my money

    If you really want to help me attain my goal, but just don't want a really cool Tom Petty art piece to hang on your wall, you can donate any amount you like and will have my eternal gratitude for helping me bring the project to fruition!

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    Tom Petty Caricature Art T-shirt

    Maybe you have no wall space... Maybe you just want to have this amazing caricature with you at all times! Maybe you just want a shirt. Either way, I've got you covered.

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    EARLY BIRD - Tom Petty Metal Wall Art

    The first ten people to commit funds to the project will be rewarded with a $10 savings! This reward level is for one of the numbered and signed Tom Petty metal caricatures! Artwork is 11.75" tall by 7.5" wide

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    Tom Petty Metal Wall Art

    This reward level is for one of the numbered and signed Tom Petty metal caricatures! You will be able to proudly display your new art piece soon! Artwork is 11.75" Tall by 7.5" wide

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