We've made our stretch goal and so here is the Starlight Nalu Muju sculpture. This figure is now available!
Muju Studio was founded by myself and my partner, and is based in St Ives, Cornwall, UK. We are both artists, and although we specialise in different mediums, we work together exploring our shared creative vision - Mujuworld.
Mujuworld is an imaginary dimension filled with organic landscapes, inhabited by guardian spirits and elemental forces. These characters come to life through drawings, prints, paintings and limited editions of resin sculptures.
Having a studio so close to the Atlantic Ocean means we spend a lot of time either watching or riding the waves. It's these many experiences with the ever changing wave forms that inspired the latest Muju sculpture.
As the ancient Hawaiians were the first wave riders, we felt their word for wave 'NALU' should be the name of this character.
We also both have a passion for film and photography, which was born out of a shared love of old film cameras. We are always happy to explore the rugged landscapes of Cornwall looking for new locations to document our Muju sculptures.
Making our Kickstarter video was a collaboration of all the creative elements we love.
You can see more of our work on our website here : www.mujuworld.co.uk
We'd like to say a special thank you to East Forest for allowing us to use their track 'Hold On' in our video.
Go and check out more awesome music on their website: www.eastforest.org
Why we need your help..
The pre-production costs involved in releasing a new sculpture are high.
Bio-resin is a non-toxic and more sustainable material than traditional resin, however it is significantly more expensive.
Each Nalu sculpture is totally handmade and handpainted by ourselves, which requires a big investment of our time.
Pre order sales will enable us to fund a production run of this handmade sculpture.
This set of 4 postcards will be available through a number of different rewards. Each postcard is 6x4" and has space on the back for messages.
This wave cushion has been handmade in the Muju Studio. The front fabric is heavy cotton twill which has been digitally printed with a Muju Wave painting. The cushion back is made from white fleece for extra comfort when hugging your wave!
Size: 40cm x 46cm
Wave Forms Print:
Limited Edition 1/50 Giclee print.
Archival Acid and lignin free 315gsm Etching paper.
Signed and numbered by Mr Muju.
Size : 20cm x 29cm
CLEAR NALU MUJU:
This bioresin sculpture is cast using clear bioresin, with translucent turquoise overspray. Standing 7 inches tall, this sculpture will come with it's own box and tag. Everyone we make will be numbered and signed on the underside of their feet.
Ocean Blue Nalu Muju:
This is the 'Ocean Blue' colourway. As they are all handpainted, there will be slight variations between each sculpture produced. Each one will be signed and numbered on their feet, and come with a matching box and tag.
Ocean Green Nalu Muju:
This is the 'Ocean Green' colourway. As they are all handpainted, there will be slight variations between each sculpture produced. Each one will be signed and numbered on their feet, and come with a matching box and tag.
This Rainbow version of the Nalu Muju will only be available through this Kickstarter campaign. This super limited edition sculpture will come in it's own box with a numbered tag. The figure will also be signed and numbered on its feet. Each one will also come with a signed set of 4 Nalu Muju postcards.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges in completing this project are very minimal. We have already reached the stage in production where the original sculpt is complete, and we have successfully made the silicone mould and begun casting production of the Nalu Muju sculptures. We have already created the first sculpture in each colourway, and we are experienced in casting and painting our own Muju figures, so do not foresee any problems arising.
If during the resin casting process a fault occurs with the silicone mould, production should only be delayed for a week. This would give us time to create a new mould before carrying on with the sculpture casting. This problem has never happened before with previous moulds, but it's good to address potential problems no matter how unlikely.
We don't anticipate any problems with the supply of bioresin. This will be sourced in the UK.
We will keep all our supporters updated with the production process so they know when to expect their rewards to arrive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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