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By Dave Stevenson
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Acrobat is preparing for its New York City debut this summer. With your help, my mighty 700 pound, 8 foot tall bronze sculpture will cartwheel into TriBeCa and beyond!   

Why Public Art? I am eager to release my work from the confines of the gallery space and connect with people as they walk their dogs, park their bikes, and enter/exit the subway. Additionally, this project will give me valuable professional exposure. After its yearlong exhibit, Acrobat will tour gardens & campuses around the country.

Why TriBeCa? The apex of Finn Park where West Broadway and Varick meet is the perfect setting to spotlight a bold work of art. Just a short bike ride from my own Chelsea studio, TriBeCa is a lively, artistic neighborhood where folks all across the eccentricity spectrum live in harmony.

Where does the money go? I am halfway to completing the project. I have finished scanning and enlarging my original 19" sculpture and have paid for molding the full-sized prototypes. Your donation will go directly towards funding bronze casting and installation, which is the most fun part.   

Nautilus MONUMENTAL, commission>2014
Nautilus MONUMENTAL, commission>2014

What about your street cred, Dave? Have you seen the custom, Bustin skateboard I blast through NYC on?? I have been creating and exhibiting abstract sculpture in bronze, stainless steel, and resin for over twenty five years. My work is in private and corporate collections both here and abroad. I've completed commissions for filmmaker James Cameron, Pfizer Inc. and even the U.S. Navy. I am represented by Les Artisans in St. Barthélemy F.W.I., Old Main Gallery in Bozeman MT, and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA.

Well what about the Swag, Dave? My "rewards" include a carefully curated selection of sculpture & jewelry created by me, right here in my Chelsea studio. 

Acrobat, The Pendant (gilt-bronze)
Acrobat, The Pendant (gilt-bronze)
Autographed PROJECT Guide
Autographed PROJECT Guide

 

Acrobat Ingot: The Gold Standard of Bronze!
Acrobat Ingot: The Gold Standard of Bronze!

 

BRONZE ingot pendant
BRONZE ingot pendant

 

      
Bunnydog, Octopus or Tango?
Bunnydog, Octopus or Tango?

 

Scribbledog, resin & steel pup by Dave Stevenson
Scribbledog, resin & steel pup by Dave Stevenson

Right on. Where can I learn more? Easy. Visit my main website: www.artinjection.com.

Thank you for your interest in The Acrobat Project, I truly appreciate your participation.

Happy Sunny Day, Dave

Risks and challenges

I don't anticipate any particular risks or challenges associated with completing The Acrobat Project. I have over twenty years of experience casting bronze, including over a decade of collaborating with Polich-Tallix Foundry in Rock Tavern, New York; widely regarded as one of the premier art-foundries in the world. Casting logistics such as engineering, transportation, mounting and installation have been carefully worked out and arranged.

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    Mischka vs. Häagen-Dazs®:
    This summer, watch my criminally photogenic cat face off against a pint of delicious, Dulce de Leche ice cream as he attempts to demolish it in record time. Indulge your cat video obsession by hitting the replay button over & over with this exclusive link to the World Premier of “27 Seconds”. (Spoiler alert: Mischka Wins!)

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    A signed, framable 8" X 12" photographic print of my completed new ACROBAT sculpture in-situ. I'll also include a link to my acclaimed Cat-astrophe Thriller, "27 Seconds" (see "Reward #1)!

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    Introducing SCULPTUREZOO Magazine:
    Packed with stunning photography & tales from behind the scenes, this 16+ page, limited run illustrated guide to The Acrobat Project will be signed by the artist. "Finally, a gorgeous, multi-media format to showcase Stevenson's dynamic sculpture, gratuitous cat photos & smart-aleck humor." says Dave.

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    BRONZE Ingot, pendant:
    Ingots are the uniform blocks of raw material from which all cast metal sculptures are made. Hand engraved, this miniature one inch long, 10 gram ingot is your own bit of real bronze, an apt symbol of your role in helping to create Acrobat (natural-leather cord included). Cat video/cat schmideo: You've Got Bronze!

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    Bunnydog, Octopus or Tango?
    What could be more Acrobat-ic than balancing a rabbit on your tail? Help Acrobat gain its footing in NYC then stabilize your own art collection with this clownish pair of pranksters eponymously titled "Bunnydog". Unless you pick "Octopus" or "Tango" instead. Choose (1) carefully! Each small bronze sculpture stands approximately 3" high. All are handmade, signed and finished by me right here in NYC.

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    ACROBAT Pendant, gilt-bronze:
    Show off your support for The Acrobat Project by wearing Acrobat The Pendant. This gilt-bronze replica (about 2.8") of my original Acrobat sculpture was 3D printed, then molded and cast in bronze. Hand signed, finished & polished by me as always, then dipped in luxurious rose gold. Mounted on a 26” length of black leather cord, it features my patented, signature sliding-clasp. Just kidding it's not actually patented, but it is really cool and easy to adjust to the perfect length! One Sculpturezoo Magazine is included with this reward level too.

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    ACROBAT Pendant, silver:
    This striking, sterling silver wearable Acrobat will turn more heads than a monkey on a tightrope. Every 2.8" high sculpture is handmade, signed, and polished by me right here in my Manhattan studio. Mounted on a 26” length of black leather cord, it includes my signature, sterling silver sliding-clasp and a copy of Sculpturezoo Magazine.

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    SCRIBBLEDOG Sculpture!
    Measuring 12" tall and 21" snout-to-tail, my mischievous resin Scribbledog comes in five different colors. It won't be easy to choose, but don't wait too long because Momma only had five puppies. The Scribbledog reward includes a private studio tour, offering a unique and entertaining behind-the-scenes experience. Does not include travel expenses to/from New York. (May include non-sequitorial anecdotes about my cat.) One copy of Sculpturezoo Magazine will be tucked under Scribbledog's paws.

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    ACROBAT Sculpture:
    Your munificence will be rewarded with full sponsorship benefits: One Acrobat, limited edition resin & steel sculpture mounted on a marble base (21", total height), as featured in above video & profile photo. Created, hand signed and painted by me (choose white, yellow or red). I will also engrave your name as an official sponsor on the sculpture base of my BIG bronze version when it is displayed in NYC. And now I'm feeling generous: I'll throw in a gilt-bronze Acrobat pendant PLUS a private studio visit w/foundry tour! (Does not include travel expenses to/from New York.) Got Ingot? Yes you do, wrapped right alongside a copy of Sculpturezoo Magazine!

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