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:
- fabricated metal pieces
- caster wheels
- nuts and bolts
- 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
- oil based mold release
- studio space
- foundry fees
- (17 days)