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I'm Joshua Harker, I am an artist.  I figured out how to make the unmakeable.  I want to share it.
I'm Joshua Harker, I am an artist. I figured out how to make the unmakeable. I want to share it.
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    1. Creator Heather on August 16, 2013

      Ours has a place of honor on the mantel beneath a glass dome/bell thing. :)

    2. Creator Khaleb Sealey on January 6, 2012

      Sent 2 pics a while ago, hope I make it to the list *fingers crossed* they're coming from khaleb.sealey@gmail.com

    3. Creator Melvin Price on January 5, 2012

      Thank you Joshua. Outstanding.

    4. Creator David Jackson on January 4, 2012

      Got it. Gave it to my anthropologist wife for Christmas. You got a professional seal of approval.

    5. Creator mudgod on January 4, 2012

      the skull is gorgeous!

    6. Creator Cindy Filler on December 30, 2011

      Just got mine hand delivered today! The postal worker almost didn't want to leave it on the porch because it was so windy he was afraid it would blow away. Glad I was home. So delicate and beautiful. Thank you for this wonderful artwork. Happy New Year!

    7. Creator Jamie Harris on December 27, 2011

      Mine was delivered last week. It's just BEAUTIFUL! Thank You Josh, and best of luck with your future endeavors.

    8. Creator Craig Dunn on December 24, 2011

      Argh....stupid auto-correct.... "people" should be "profile"... :-(

    9. Creator Craig Dunn on December 24, 2011

      @Philip - I was using an off-the-shelf par can style lighting unit from Chauvet. These are intended for DJ's, clubs, architectural lighting, etc. I believe I was using the SlimPar 56... There are MANY choices out there, though. Just google "LED par can"... Some you can program the light color directly in the unit while others require connection to a DMX controller to configure the LED output.

      If you want further detail, we can certainly take this off-line if you provide me a contact email... Or contact me directly through one of the websites listed in my people (click my name to see my profile).

      Thanks for the feedback!

    10. Creator Philip Cowhig on December 22, 2011

      Craig, looks great. Where did you source the LEDS? Is that a self-contained lighting unit?

    11. Creator Craig Dunn on December 21, 2011

      Here you go, Josh.... and everyone.... taking pictures of LED lighting in a dark room is not my specialty.... and I'm using an iPhone, so not all the fancy extras for low-lux camera shots...

      I will say that these pictures do NOT do the actual effect justice. It looks freakin' gorgeous when lit up via LED....

      Here's the link (shortened) to my dropbox gallery with the Crania pictures:
      http://bit.ly/sIUbuz

      Feedback and questions welcome. I only had a few minutes to try this and get some shots, so I'm sure I could make things look even better.... but, if you have access to the lighting, definitely give this a shot and you'll be blown away.

    12. Creator Joshua Harker on December 21, 2011

      So pleased to hear everyone is getting the sculptures on time & is enjoying them...thanks for the feedback! Craig- need to see pics with the LED lighting
      Joshua

    13. Creator Craig Dunn on December 21, 2011

      Ok. I just tried the Large skull with a par 56 LED unit.... and it is STUNNING. Completely changes the look and feel. Will try and capture photos/videos tonight.

    14. Creator Bel Every on December 21, 2011

      Received just then! So they have reached Australia in time to :) OMG its sooooo beautiful. Pictures don't do it justice!

    15. Creator John F Schneider on December 21, 2011

      My Crania Anatomica Filigre just arrived. Fantastic! Such a cool piece. Thanks, Joshua, for sharing this with all of us. Congratulations on a great project, I hope you do another one very soon.

    16. Creator Craig Dunn on December 21, 2011

      uhm.... that's what I get for making up new words and trying to be "funny"....

      SKULLPTURES

    17. Creator Craig Dunn on December 21, 2011

      As others have mentioned, I received my large skull today. Very nice! I hope to try underlighting it with a small LED par can in the coming days and see how it looks. If its worthwhile, I'll snap some pics or a video and make it available here. It might inspire some others to try some similar display techniques for their skulltupres.... :-)

      Thanks Josh!

    18. Creator Yaela Kolberg on December 21, 2011

      I got my scull yesterday (in Israel) so your timing was just right. I really love it! Thank you and please keep me informed about future projects.
      Yaela K

    19. Creator M. German on December 21, 2011

      My skull arrived safe and sound yesterday! Nice job, love it!

    20. Creator RFD Jr on December 20, 2011

      Outstanding job - great work Josh!

    21. Creator Kristin Seitz on December 20, 2011

      Mine arrived here in Ohio yesterday...I've been just staring at it and turning it over in my hands. So cool! Thanks Joshua!! Happy Holidays!

    22. Creator Philip Cowhig on December 20, 2011

      Hi Josh. Mine arrived in UK today. Looks so delicate I was a bit scared to hold it at first. But I got over that. Lovely piece of work, already attracting attention. Now I want a glass dome to display it in. What's the next project? Let us all know.

    23. Creator scott on December 19, 2011

      looks amazing in person! love it!

    24. Creator Meghann Mealbach on December 19, 2011

      Thanks Again, Just got mine today, beautiful work!

    25. Creator Niko Sanchez on December 19, 2011

      I didn't expect how light it is. So mesmerizing to stare at.

    26. Creator Jeremy Davis on December 19, 2011

      Just got mine in the mail, very cool in person. Thanks again Mr. Harker..

    27. Creator jody fox on December 14, 2011

      Yes - thank you for trying to get these to us by Christmas! We appreciate all your hard work.

    28. Creator Gary Barton on December 14, 2011

      Thank you for trying to make the Christmas deadline and sorry it is so much work! Let me just say for the record, I am soooo glad I am not you at this particular moment in time! Good luck and Happy Holidays! Gnb

    29. Creator Bertier on December 13, 2011

      Hi Josh !
      thank you for the shirt !!!

      it made it to France!

    30. Creator Jeffrey on December 7, 2011

      Can't wait to hold one!

    31. Creator Craig Dunn on November 30, 2011

      @Josh Just wondering how things are going with the fabrication process. A few updates back you mentioned targeting early December. Any information would be appreciated.

      Thanks!

    32. Creator Craig Dunn on November 12, 2011

      Hi Joshua,

      As we wait for funds to be released to you and printing to begin....maybe a quick update with some of the production process details to tide us over? Thinking stuff like time it takes to print each size, how many can be produced in parallel, will the entire run be done at once or will your fab shop require you to batch things so that other jobs aren't backed up because you sucked up all their capacity, etc.

      Any of these nuggets of info would be interesting to know, further our own knowledge of various prototyping and production options for those of us who are DIY/maker types, and give us an idea of the sheer printer time required to execute sculpture rewards that far exceeded your original expectations.

      Thanks!

    33. Creator Karmen Keith on November 11, 2011

      I would love one in glass too if it can be done. Please keep me posted;) I can not wait to get mine, it will be my first art piece for my Xray theme office:) Merry Xmas to me.

    34. Creator Joshua Harker on November 5, 2011

      It's definitely doable I just didn't offer the other materials in this project because of the costs. Next offerings will likely be in bronze & stainless steel. Also looking into silver, glass, & ceramics. I'll keep you posted.

    35. Creator Craig Dunn on November 4, 2011

      @Joshua - would definitely love to see other rendering material options you are able to make available in the future. Keep this under consideration and let us know if and when this becomes doable.

    36. Creator Joshua Harker on October 28, 2011

      may be offering in many more materials in the future...stay tuned!

    37. Creator Jesse Carino on October 28, 2011

      Very excited! My bday is Nov 2 - 'Dia de los Muertos', so I have an affinity towards this type of art. This will be a great addition to my selection of original works. I read up on SLS, and see it can be done with glass. Any thoughts to a similar project in glass?

    38. Creator Joshua Harker on October 26, 2011

      Thanks for all the kind words Everyone! Anything by 3Floyds or Stone Brewing is usually what I have in the fridge...CHEERS!

    39. Creator Janet Calp on October 26, 2011

      I have to know.... what kind of cold beer are you drinking? I'm having a cold one now as well ( Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale) . I'm really excited about your work!

    40. Creator Craig on October 25, 2011

      Kia Ora from New Zealand (the land down down under - not australia!) I like everyone else cant wait till December for this special art piece. Everyone loves a bit of skull action, but Crania is freakin amazing! wish I could shake your hand so heres a virtual one.

      Mucho thanks again
      Craig

    41. Creator Teymour Sursock on October 25, 2011

      Dear Joshua,
      Congratulations for this amazing project. You must have been blown away by the response. So looking forward to seeing this beautiful sculpture. Well-worth the wait.
      Wish you all the best for your next art projects.

    42. Creator Richard Marin on October 24, 2011

      Cheers, enjoy the beer! Can not wait until December.

    43. Creator Dark Muse - Eyescream on October 23, 2011

      Looks like you did it Joshua! I shared it on my pages last night & know I got a couple of my friends to jump on board... can't wait for my little skully. ~X~

    44. Creator Joshua Harker on October 23, 2011

      the multi-color would be awesome but I have yet to experiment with that. There happens to be a "color changing" paint (called chameleon paint no less) that works something like a prism in that it reflects different colors depending on which angle you're looking at it from. I may try that in the future. Unfortunately it won't be available for this run, sorry :(

      To add for international shipping visit the project page, click "Manage My Pledge" & simply adjust your total. You don't get charged until project end so you still have some time to make the adjustment.

    45. Creator Darren Hong on October 23, 2011

      Hi Joshua, 2 things.
      1. Can you do the multi colored crania for the $25 option as pictured on your T-shirt? I would really love to ask for this option please...am willing to wait at end of queu for this :-) !
      2. I didnt add the international shipping as stated in update #2 as I saw an update #3 for international shipping updates but could only view the update *after* i pledge. But it seems like update #3 refers to #2, so how to add my shipping charges now that i have already paid?

    46. Creator Joshua Harker on October 22, 2011

      that would be cool! :)

    47. Creator james steele on October 22, 2011

      I wish glow in the dark was an option ... awesome work . cant wait to see it in person.

    48. Creator David Elliott on October 19, 2011

      Only 4 days to go - I hope you make your goal. ;-)

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