Tom Petty Caricature Metal Wall Art - Make 100
I'm making a signed & numbered caricature of the late, great, Tom Petty out of steel. It will be a collectable wall-hanging art piece!
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.
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.
I will ship the rewards within 45 days of the completion of the campaign.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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