What are the rewards?
By pledging toward the FACE ME project you get rewarded with original art made and signed by me, Anna Donahue. Another really cool reward that isn't listed on the right panel is something that everyone gets who supports me in any way. That reward is to have your name, business name or special name put right on the sculpture.
What is FACE ME?
FACE ME; Artbeing, a kinetic sculpture, will be about 6 feet tall and resemble a man. The body will be abstract with all kinds of salvaged metal parts intertwined to support the moving parts. The hands and face will be realistic and made of castings from a live model. The INTERACTIVE sculpture requires the human touch for the movement to begin. The message is about the loss of human interaction on a physical level because of the modern technological era.
Where will it be?
The Calder Plaza Building will be exhibiting FACE ME; Artbeing for ArtPrize 2011. ArtPrize is a huge event that brings a half million people to downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. FACE ME; Artbeing will be displayed outside on one of the busiest downtown areas directly across the street from DeVos Performance Hall.
How much does it cost?
Melching Demolition has offered to donate any of the metal parts that I can find in their huge scrap yard (see video.) There is quite a bit of stainless steel and I may paint part or all of the final sculpture. That will be a question for the live feed. (see below) Transporting the metal and delivering and installing the sculpture will cost but I may find some volunteers for some of the expenses. The most costly thing will be purchasing all the materials to make the castings for the hands and face including all of the rewards. Also there will be welding supplies and labor needed and lots of gasoline for trips to the salvage yard and the studio site. My estimate is that the entire project with all of the production costs will be about $2,500. and that does not include labor for me. I will be paid for my work if the sculpture itself sells.
What's the Live Feed?
The live feed is a video stream in real time. It will be scheduled from Sept 8-21 and I will post the times as we near the dates. You will be able to watch online as my team and I put the finishing touches on FACE ME; Artbeing. You will have an opportunity to ask me questions and give feedback. I will have questions for you too and hope you can help me make decisions like, "should we paint it?" "What color?" "Should I put this moving disk here or there?"
When will I get my reward?
The rewards will be mailed out before the end of September. Once the sculpture FACE ME; Artbeing is installed on September 20th I will begin the process of creating and mailing your awards. Postage is included in the reward cost unless you live outside the USA.
- (30 days)