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A sculpture based in sacred geometry using projected graphics to create and enhance an optical illusion.
A sculpture based in sacred geometry using projected graphics to create and enhance an optical illusion.
172 backers pledged $14,475 to help bring this project to life.

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Our piece, “Houses of Worship”, is a juxtaposition of the real and virtual worlds, representing the connection and disconnection of the body and mind. A form derived from sacred geometry and inspired by the flower of life, this 8' x 8' hexagon is made of concave and convex tetrahedrons. Projected graphics manipulate the sculpture to create an optical illusion: rather than stepping into a virtual world, this installation effects the real, physical world, and enhances the viewers perception of reality.

Why we need your help:

To do a project like H.O.W. it takes a lot of stuff. Wood, metal, glue, screws, a computer, 2 projectors, and a lot of unexpected costs. We set out to take this sculpture to Burning Man strapped to the top of our Subaru, but we figured out that won't work. We will be renting a truck to haul it to Black Rock City and we also need 30 gallons of gas to power the generator 11 hours a night for the week

Most importantly, this project is an adventure with two best-friends who like to make cool stuff together. In the process of creating H.O.W., we have really found our stride as friends and as artists. Burning Man is just the first step on our journey. After, we plan to collaborate with other artists as well as take H.O.W. to festivals, shows, and galleries.  Additions will be made, like an Xbox Kinect to make it interact with movement as well as making it sound reactive.

You are helping two friends make their dream a reality. Thanks!

Totally Radical Gifts:

  • Custom designed H.O.W. sticker
  • Frame-worthy postcard with an image of H.O.W. at Burning Man
  • 3D printed polymer H.O.W. earrings (1.5 inch), with choice of color: white, black, red, or purple
  • 3D printed polymer H.O.W. pendant and necklace with choice of color: white, black, red, or purple
  • 3D polymer or stainless steel statue in 3 sizes - Small 2.5"x2.5", Medium 4"x4", or Large 6"x6".  Polymer statue has the choice of color: white, black, red, or purple.
  • A custom 3D printed, sacred geometry mobile in the likeness of H.O.W.
  • H.O.W. at your event or party in Northern California
  • Custom commercial-length motion graphics video for your family, business, or personal use
3D Render of the H.O.W. earrings (1.5 inch) in black
3D Render of the H.O.W. earrings (1.5 inch) in black
3D render of the H.O.W. pendant (2 inch)
3D render of the H.O.W. pendant (2 inch)
3D render of the polymer H.O.W. statue in Small (2 inch), Medium (4 Inch), & Large (6 inch)
3D render of the polymer H.O.W. statue in Small (2 inch), Medium (4 Inch), & Large (6 inch)

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    So what did this project you're backing look like in full form?? You will find out when you get a frame-worthy postcard mailed to your house with a picture of H.O.W. at Burning Man and a H.O.W. Sticker.

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    An awesome, small-size (2.5 inch), 3D printed, scale-model of H.O.W., designed to represent the full-size sculpture manipulated by the projected graphics. You choose your statue's color: white, black, red, or purple. Also, you get a H.O.W. postcard and sticker.

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    H.O.W. earrings! These 1.5inch, 3D printed, scale versions of H.O.W. will really make a statement. You choose your earrings' color: white, black, red, or purple. Also, you get a H.O.W. postcard and sticker.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    An even more awesome, medium-size (4 inch), 3D printed scale-model of H.O.W., designed to represent the full-size sculpture manipulated by the projected graphics. You choose your statue's color: white, black, red, or purple. Also, you get a H.O.W. postcard and sticker.

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    H.O.W. as a necklace! This two-inch pendant, 3D printed, scale-model of H.O.W. (2.5 inch) will be a great conversation piece. You choose your pendant's color: white, black, red, or purple. Also, you get a H.O.W. postcard and sticker.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    H.O.W. Necklace and Earring set! You'll be hearing "oh my god, where did you get that jewelry set?" You can say, "It's because I supported an awesome kickstarter project. They let me choose the color of my pendant and earrings: white, black, red, or purple. On top of that, they even even included a H.O.W. postcard and sticker!"

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    The most awesome, large-size (6 inch), 3D printed, scale-model of H.O.W., designed to represent the full-size sculpture manipulated by the projected graphics. You choose your statue's color: white, black, red, or purple. Also, you get a H.O.W. postcard and sticker.

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    The medium-size (4 inch), statue of H.O.W. that is doubly awesome because this is made of stainless steel. You also get the necklace, earrings, postcard and sticker!

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    A Mantel-worthy large-size (6 inch) statue of H.O.W. made of stainless steel. You also get the necklace, earrings, postcard and sticker!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Looking for an original piece of art? A custom designed sacred geometry mobile in the likeness of H.O.W. that you can hang anywhere. Plus you get the large (6inch), statue in stainless steel, the necklace and earring set, postcard, and sticker.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    H.O.W. will rock your party or event in Northern California. We will bring it to you. Plus you get the mobile, the large (6inch), statue in stainless steel, the necklace and earring set, postcard, and sticker.

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    Do you need some self or business promotion? A custom commercial-length, high-end motion graphics video for your family, business, or personal use. Plus you get the mobile, the large (6inch), statue in stainless steel, the necklace and earring set, postcard, and sticker.

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