We need your support!
We have been partially funded by Burning Man Honorarium to start this project, but we need your help to bring this pyramid to its full potential. We are raising funds to cover basic materials & fabrication costs.
Current designs have this as a 4 tiered pyramid:
Our budget only allowed us to fill the top 3 tiers with gummy bears, with the bottom tier being empty.
The additional funds we raise will go to: casting materials, metal, acrylic sheets, hardware, and lighting.
With your help, we can bring this Pyramid to fruition by filling the bottom tier with bears too to make this a fully encased glowing installation.
Breakdown of costs:
Material Costs add up really fast working on something this large scale and we still have a lot of work to do to bring this project to life. Total predicted breakdown of costs exceeds $20,000! We are starting with an initial goal of raising $10,000 (which helps to cover basic material costs) and stretching for $20,000 to build that bottom tier. If we reach our initial goal, then we have some exciting stretch goal (new rewards) in store for you!
- 200,000 hand casted gummy bears: $5500
- Metal & Hardware: $4800
- Acrylic frames: $3900
- Light, Electrical, & Power: $2900
- Specialty Services Fabrication: $1200
- Studio Build Rental: $3000
- Transportation: $1200
- Reward Creation: $1500+
- Fees: $1000+
Why Gummy Bears?
The original idea came about in 2012 when the lead artist, Dicapria, began to experiment with ideas for a new light installation series. The artist, who has been inspired for years by various architectural line work, tibetan buddhist sand mandalas, stained glass, crop circles, and lite-brite turned to this unlikely medium for her then 2013 Art Series: Gummy Bear Mandalas in light boxes. By collaborating with an amazing crew, we are able to extend that art series to a more all-encompassing, experiential, geometric (3d) structure of the pyramid shape.
Will they melt?
We are working very hard with SCIENCE and MAGIC to make sure that doesn't happen.
Can I lick the pyramid?
If you'd like..the bears might be dusty, but sure!
Exactly how many bears will it take?
You tell us! We are offering a special prize to the nearest guess. (Share this kickstarter campaign on facebook, tag us at Gummy Bear Pyramid, and include your guess so we can keep track.
Be a part of bringing this Gummy Bear Pyramid to life!
We offer many exciting rewards as a thank you for supporting our project.
You can also make a tax deductible donation through our fiscal sponsorship page and be issued a tax receipt. https://connect.clickandpledge.com/Organization/burningmanproject/campaign/gummybearpyramid
NEW REWARDS ADDED!!
If you cannot donate at this time, but still wish to help us reach our goal, please help us spread the word. Share this crowdfunding page with your friends on social media or through email. This really does help a lot! And we are super grateful!
Want to Volunteer? Come build with us at American Steel Studios in Oakland, California. Tell us your interest level and skill sets. We are looking for metal workers, mold making/casting people, and all around crafty people that want to join in on our fun crew build nights. firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Play in the Pyramid. We want to encourage people to play inside the pyramid. This is a pyramid dedicated to awaken the IMAGINATION. We want to give YOU the chance to share your creativity with others, whether it be the dream you had last night, your thoughts on existential dimensions, quantum physics, live music, performance art, dance, or even a game. All are welcome to play and share their minds with others inside the Gummy Bear Pyramid.
Follow our journey here!
Risks and challenges
We are excited to be building this project and it is already underway of being built. Some design decisions might have to be altered slightly depending on the funds we raise here to fit within the budget.
Rewards: We are hoping to finish some rewards pre-playa, but since we are mainly focused on building this main installation, we have planned to provide rewards by November 2017 to give us a little breathing room. Since many of the rewards are hand built by us, too many orders could cause a back-log. This may cause a short delay and would be communicated if that is the case.
If you have any suggestions or comments or want to help, feel free to reach out to us.
And once again, Thank you for your support! We are grateful to be building our passion project and couldn't do this without you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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