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Monumental Kitty will rest at the north foot of the Corktown Pedestrian Overpass, which once served as a pathway to Detroit's old Tiger Stadium.
Monumental Kitty will rest at the north foot of the Corktown Pedestrian Overpass, which once served as a pathway to Detroit's old Tiger Stadium.
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Funding of Monumental Kitty is complete! Please check out and donate to the next micro grant: Rehab Spaulding Court In Detroit. Thank you so much, everybody! The kitty says MEOWZA! /high five. Updates to follow.

Monumental Kitty is a sculpture designed by Jerome Ferretti, an artist who has lived and worked in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan for 30 years.

When constructed, Monumental Kitty will rest at the north foot of the Corktown Pedestrian Overpass. This overpass once served as a direct pathway to Detroit's old Tiger Stadium, for those attending baseball games. Old Tiger Stadium has been demolished, but the pedestrian overpass still serves as a gateway, connecting the two very active neighborhoods of North and South Corktown.

This sculpture is a Corktown Residents' Council project and part of the first of a three phase project to beautify the overpass, serving as an icon for the neighborhood that will both welcome and say farewell to Corktown's residents and visitors.

100% of your donation here goes to the creation of Monumental Kitty. Team LOVELAND has adopted part of the funding of this sculpture and as a reward is offering inches in the Hello World microhood to everyone who backs this project. So, in addition to funding the sculpture, for every dollar you donate you'll get a square inch of land in Detroit via the LOVELAND project and a special Monumental Kitty badge on the site!

For more information on Jerome and his work, visit his website here: http://www.jeromium.com

For more information on LOVELAND and our work, visit our website here: http://makeloveland.com

Or our collected blogs here: http://makeloveland.com/blog

Or join the Facebook group: http://facebook.com/makeloveland and follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/makeloveland for updates.

If you have any questions, contact me, Mary Lorene Carter, at 734-552-2438 or mary[at]makeloveland[dot]com, or LOVELAND founder and creative director, Jerry Paffendorf, at 908-343-1981 or jerry[at]makeloveland[dot]com.

So, get in there! Fund art, get land, make cool stuff happen, and join the inchventure!

Thanks you,

Team LOVELAND

P.S. Disclaimer on rewards: Your inches of land are not legally binding with the city of Detroit so you won't have to worry about things like paying taxes or other legal implications (and you can choose not to accept them after donating to the sculpture, if you don't want to participate). The way this works is LOVELAND legally owns property and is extending social ownership to its inchvestors. We take this very seriously at the same time as we have a lot of fun with it, and seek to create new models for "entertainment fundraising" and community creativity on- and offline. You will be able to visit the property and create on your space shortly, and you can follow and interact with it and your new neighbors via the Hello World map on the website. You can also gift or sell inches to other people.

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    One square inch of land in Detroit via the LOVELAND project for each dollar you inchvest, access to the online community, *PLUS* a limited edition Monumental Kitty Badge for your LOVELAND account!

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    12 square inches of land in Detroit, access to the online community, the Monumental Kitty Badge, plus a one square inch deed with a magnifying glass will be mailed to you.

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    Inches in Detroit, the community, the badge, the inch deed package, plus a mailed "I've Got Inches In Detroit!" shirt, Detroit Ice Potato shirt, or a limited edition Monumental Kitty shirt!

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