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2 busts, 4 characters, The Odyssey and a fairy tale. Sculpture inspired by stories looking for bronze age permanence in the real world
2 busts, 4 characters, The Odyssey and a fairy tale. Sculpture inspired by stories looking for bronze age permanence in the real world
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***JUNE 9th***

Thank You - I've exceeded my funding goal! There's still time to get in on the project and be part of the process. For just $1 you will receive Backer Only updates. Of course, you can follow along on my website, too, but Backers are in a position to receive Special Thanks :)

Take care,

-Kelley

***JUNE 9th***

Thanks so much to 2 Fantastic Backers who offered to match $50!

I'm overwhelmed by all the support my project is receiving! I have just THREE more days to reach my goal. Any donation you make will make me exceptionally happy. It tells me you like my sculptures enough to help get them finished. Please, if you like my work, spread the word to your friends and family, and donate right now if you can.

Thank you!

-Kelley

*****NEWS FLASH*****

Matching Funds!

One of my Amazing Backers has offered to match my next $50 worth of donations! 

If you are thinking of donating - now is the perfect time!

Thank you for your support,

-Kelley

Hello friends and soon-to-be friends:

I've made 2 sculptures!

"Blind" and the unnamed sculpture of a siren and a sailor based on the tale from Homer's Odyssey are currently modelled in an oil-based clay and ready to go to the foundry. It's an exhilarating moment!

I love telling stories in whatever medium I'm working. Because sculpture is static, I've chosen characters from evocative tales, giving each character one half of a single face on a bust. Pairing characters in this way allows me to imply the tension and narrative conflict that typically exists in the relationships between the characters, encouraging a state of free association to emerge within the viewer based on their memories and experiences.

The Plan:

These bronzed sculptures will be on display this year at several prominent creator conventions including The World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, NV where thousands of people excited by myths, fairy tales, legends, and storytelling will have an opportunity to enjoy them.

Where The Money Goes:

-a rubber mold of each of the clay sculptures

-wax replicas taken from the rubber molds

-the casting of the waxes in bronze

-putting a patina on each bronze to protect and bring out the depth of the metal, and to enhance the visual impact of the sculptures

-bases on which to display the finished bronze sculptures

I hope you you will join me by following along here and on my website as I bring this vision to fruition.

At www.kelleycaspari.com you can enter a competition to name the sculpture now referred to as the Siren and Sailor. The winning name receives a fantastic prize - a small sculpture made by me.

Thank you!

-Kelley

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    An illustrated chapbook containing 2 original stories inspired by the sculptures, a free digital download of an audio recording of Kelley reading the 2 stories inspired by the sculptures, a full color postcard of each finished sculpture (2 total), and a handwritten thank-you note.

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    A signed 'Blind' print of the pen and ink illustration from the story in the chapbook.

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    A signed 'Sailor and Siren' print of the pen and ink illustration from the story in the chapbook.

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    The original pen and ink illustration 'Blind' from the story used in the chapbook.

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    An afternoon tour of public sculpture in Portland, Oregon (costs covering accommodation and travel to and from Portland not included).

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    One of the completed bronze sculptures, either 'Blind' or the the sculpture currently called 'The Sailor and The Siren'.

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