Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 16, 2012.

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Create a mold to cast and preserve the form of this beautiful 8.5' clay sculpture

Please watch the video link above to meet the artist and to learn about The Girl and The Music. 

The Girl and The Music began as a sketch inspired by Beethoven's 9th Symphony and has transformed into a tangible 8.5 foot clay sculpture. It has taken years to translate the idea to form, and months of building the armature and sculpting the clay to convey the nuances of her character...but alas she stands majestic. Like that of the classical muses, her beauty is enchanting. 

Alrik embarked upon this project as a leap of faith because he believes in its intrinsic value. This is his largest project to date, and with people's incredible response, the piece may be pivotal in his career as an artist continuing to build his body of work.

Now she waits to be molded in order to preserve her form before time's toll dries her out and turns her to dust. Over $15,000 has already gone into creating this impressive work, but we need a bit more to finish it. (see below for spending details)

With your help we can raise the funding necessary to reach our goals

  • With $5,000 more we will have sufficient funding to cover the materials to make a mold with which we will be able to cast the sculpture at a later date 
  • With $10,000 more we will be able to cover the additional fees required to create a plaster casting of The Girl and The Music that can be preserved for years to come (see below for spending details)
  • With $47,000 we can fund the first casting of the piece into bronze which can be donated to a museum or a place of public enjoyment - this is what we are truly aiming for!

Thank you for your support of this project and your patronage of the arts!

Special thanks to Jeff McCoy, Ozzie Clark, Phillip Lopez, Taylor Herron and Jack Coleman for your artistic contributions, and Adam Cole for initial investments!

What we have spent money on so far:

  • wood
  • plaster
  • fabricated metal pieces
  • caster wheels
  • nuts and bolts
  • wire
  • sculpting tools
  • clay (lots!)
  • studio space
  • model fees
  • odds and ends

What we will spend the money on:

  • more plaster (lots!)
  • more wood
  • more wire 
  • more metal
  • natural fibers
  • labor team
  • blueing agent
  • silicone
  • oil based mold release
  • tools
  • studio space
  • foundry fees

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    THANK YOU!! Every dollar gets us closer to our goal!

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    THANK YOU!! For your contributions, you will receive a digital GRATITUDE package including our very own "THANKFUL" song and dance video available for you to download and share with your friends.

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    THANK YOU!! You will receive a frameable signed POSTCARD print of a The Girl and The Music drawing in the mail and our digital GRATITUDE package.

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    THANK YOU!! You will receive a frameable ORIGINAL 4" x 6" SKETCH of The Girl and The Music on a postcard and our digital GRATITUDE package.

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    THANK YOU!! You will receive a frameable ORIGINAL 8" x 10" SKETCH signed by the artists in the mail and our digital GRATITUDE package.

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    THANK YOU!! You will receive a 7.5" PLASTER STATUETTE of The Girl and The Music with a personalized plaque commemorating your patronage and our digital GRATITUDE package.

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    THANK YOU!! You will receive a 7.5" BRONZE STATUETTE of The Girl and The Music with a personalized plaque commemorating your patronage and our digital GRATITUDE package.

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    THANK YOU!! Not only is that a DOLLAR per POUND of CLAY used to build the sculpture...we are now a 25% closer to reaching our minimum goal!!! For your generous contributions, you will receive a personalized 7.5" BRONZE STATUETTE, a catered DINNER RECEPTION with the artist, and a CHARCOAL / MIXED MEDIA RENDERING OF THE STATUE sized to fit your home up to 3' x 4' and our digital GRATITUDE package (additional shipping fees may apply).

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    YAY!! THANK YOU!! With your contribution we will reach our initial funding GOAL! You will receive a PLASTER casting of THE GIRL AND THE MUSIC 24''x16''x14'' BUST in addition to a catered DINNER RECEPTION with the artist, and our digital GRATITUDE package (additional shipping fees may apply).

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    YIPPEE!! THANK YOU!! With your contribution alone we will reach our ideal funding GOAL! You will receive one of a limited edition BRONZE casting of THE GIRL AND THE MUSIC 24''x16''x14'' BUST in addition to a catered DINNER RECEPTION with the artist, and our digital GRATITUDE package (additional shipping fees may apply).

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