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Limited edition, handcrafted bronze sculptures of wilderness canoeing icon, Oscar-nominated filmmaker and author, Bill Mason.
Limited edition, handcrafted bronze sculptures of wilderness canoeing icon, Oscar-nominated filmmaker and author, Bill Mason.
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    Preserving Bill Masons Legacy

    This level is to show you support the project and want to be part of the creation of the limited edition bronzes "Bill Running Little Thompson Rapids, Petawawa River" and the Life Size memorial bronze statue of Bill Mason Canoeing. You will be recognized on the" Bill Mason Wilderness Canoeing Sculptures " Facebook site.

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    Postcard of sculpture signed by artist

    The Backer will be sent a full color postcard of the finished bronze sculpture " Bill Running Little Thompson Rapids, Petawawa River" Signed by the artist thanking them for supporting the project. Funds will help fund the production of the Bronze edition of "Bill Running Little Thompson Rapids, Petawawa River" and the fund to build the memorial Life Size bronze statue of Bill Mason canoeing.

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    Limited edition rust patina sculpture

    A beautiful resin cast sculpture of "Bill Running Little Thompson Rapids, Petawawa River". This sculpture is painted with iron paint and then rusted to a rich reddish brown and clear coated. Signed and numbered by Ronald Bayens. Only available during the kickstarter campaign. Funds will be used to build the Life Size Bronze memorial statue of Bill Mason canoeing.

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    Limited edition copper patina sculpture

    A beautiful hand cast resin sculpture of "Bill Running Little Thompson Rapids, Petawawa River". It is then painted with real copper and oxidized to create a traditional green patina. A limited edition of 500 signed and numbered by sculptor Ronald Bayens. Funds will be used to build the Life Size Bronze memorial statue of Bill Mason canoeing.

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    Limited edition cold cast bronze

    This limited edition of 50 sculptures of "Bill Running Little Thompson Rapids, Petawawa River" is hand cast by the sculptor Ronald Bayens. Using bronze powder and resin the sculpture is buffed by hand and a select patina added on the water. The finish piece is waxed and sealed and comes in a presentation box with a display stand and certificate of authenticity signed by the family of Bill Mason. Also included is the biography of Bill Mason, " Fire in the Bones" by James Raffan signed by Paul and Becky Mason

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    Exclusive Foundry Cast Bronze edition

    This unique sculpture of "Bill Running Little Thompson Rapids, Petawawa River" would be cast at a foundry in molten bronze. Using the technique that has been used since ancient times, the "lost wax process”. Only 12 of these labor intensive sculptures will be made. The sculptor Ronald Bayens will assist the foundry on the finishing of the sculpture. This sculpture will come in a hand crafted "wannigan" a traditional wooden box used by wilderness canoeists. It will also come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Paul and Becky Mason and Ronald Bayens. In the box will be an out of print copy of Bill Masons book "Path of the Paddle" signed by the Mason family.

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    Bill Mason VIP Experience

    A nostalgic excursion in Bill Mason's canoes guided by Paul and Becky Mason. Visit Bill's favourite spots on Meech lake as Paul and Becky share stories from Bill's many adventures in the area when he was filming Paddle to the sea, rise and fall of the great lakes, death of a legend, cry of the wild and wolf pack.
    The backer will receive one of Bill Mason's paddles that he used during the filming of the Path Of the Paddle series and your own very rare copy of the book Path of the Paddle, autographed by Bill Mason. Enjoy lunch at one of Bill's secret spots on Meech lake.
    The backer will be presented with the artists proof of the foundry bronze sculpture displayed in a handmade "wannigan" case.
    The backers name will be forever engraved as a proud patron, on the base of the life size bronze memorial sculpture.
    Funds will be used to build the Life Size Bronze memorial statue of Bill Mason canoeing.

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