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Touch the kinetic sculpture, FACE ME, Artbeing and it will interact with you. Outdoor metal sculpture to be exhibited at ArtPrize. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on September 14, 2011.

Touch the kinetic sculpture, FACE ME, Artbeing and it will interact with you. Outdoor metal sculpture to be exhibited at ArtPrize.

About this project

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.


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  • Nobody, you get it back. But you still get your name on the sculpture and FACE ME will still be exhibited in ARTPRIZE.

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  • I am making all of the rewards so you will get a signed original from a numbered limited edition. You can specify to me what size you want. I will be making all of the rewards and doing the drawings after ArtPrize starts on Sept. 21. I will email you with a form to fill out or call you to get your info.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    6 backers

    Grateful thanks!!
    1.Get the LIVE FEED broadcasting the last 2 weeks leading up to the installation for ArtPrize on Sept 20. Be the first to see the finished work and ask questions and give advise.
    2.YOUR NAME will also be listed as a supporter on facebook and twitter.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    6 backers

    Thanks, you're nice!!
    1.Get a piece of the STAINLESS STEEL supplied for the sculpture and drilled for wearing as jewelry or display.
    2.LIVE FEED from Sept 8-21
    3.YOUR NAME listed as supporter on Facebook and Twitter.
    Shipping included within USA

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    Pledge $30 or more

    10 backers

    You're an art lover!!
    1.Get your name engraved along with the artist's signature and ArtPrize 2011 on a piece of the STAINLESS STEEL supplied for the sculpture and drilled for wearing as jewelry or display.
    2.LIVE FEED
    3.YOUR NAME listed as supporter on Facebook and Twitter.
    Shipping included within USA

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    Pledge $65 or more

    0 backers

    You are a very cool art lover!!
    1.Get an ORIGINAL DRAWING of the finished sculpture on quality paper signed by Anna Donahue.
    2.LIVE FEED
    3.YOUR NAME listed as supporter on Facebook and Twitter.
    Shipping included within USA

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  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    4 backers

    You are an awesome art lover!!
    1.Get one ORIGINAL DRAWING of the finished sculpture on quality paper signed by Anna Donahue
    2.Get your name engraved along with the artist's signature and ArtPrize 2011 on a piece of the STAINLESS STEEL supplied for the sculpture and drilled for wearing as jewelry or display.
    3.LIVE FEED
    4.YOUR NAME listed as supporter on Facebook and Twitter.
    Shipping included within USA

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    Pledge $195 or more

    1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)

    WOW! You really do love art!
    1.Get one ENTIRE HAND CAST from the original, signed by Anna Donahue and entered in the limited, numbered series of 20. Can be Displayed as a table sculpture or mounted for hanging on the wall.
    2.ORIGINAL DRAWING of the finished sculpture, signed.
    3.LIVE FEED
    4.YOUR NAME listed as supporter on Facebook and Twitter.
    Shipping included within USA

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  • You selected
    Pledge $295 or more

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    You are the BOMB!
    1.Get one ENTIRE FACE CAST from the original, signed by Anna Donahue and entered in the limited, numbered series of 10. Can be displayed on a table easel or mounted for hanging on the wall.
    2.ORIGINAL DRAWING of the finished sculpture, signed.
    3.LIVE FEED
    4.YOUR NAME listed as supporter on Facebook and Twitter.
    Shipping included within USA

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    Pledge $4,995 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    You absolutely LOVE kinetic sculpture!
    This is the purchase price for the original kinetic sculpture, FACE ME, Artbeing.
    Shipping and installation not included but I will deliver free of charge within a 150 mile radius of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Funding period

- (30 days)