Our project goal is to create metal wall art of each of the great lakes with engraved points-of-interest highlighting some of the natural and historical beauty that inspires us. We also plan to develop some additional metal wall art sculptures for some of the prominent feature and historical sites for each of the great lakes.
The great lakes region is full of unique scenery and diversifed ecologies from sandy beaches and dunes rivaling ocean shorelines to cliffs with breathtaking vistas to shoreline cave formations with colors that paint the imagination.
From bathymetrics to lighthouses to shipwrecks, there are many possibilities that can be explored to provide rich and varied designs to fit a number of themes.
The Great Lakes Wall Art Collection will provide a long lasting asthetically pleasing representation of the region as well as sharing some of the interesting history, beauty and culture that the region provides.
Being that this is a hybrid project floating between product design and art, we feel that collaboration and participation is easily as valuable as financial contributions and encourage our supporters to actively engage and participate in all phases of the design and development process.
The full sized set will be scaled to match Lake Superior (pictured below) as that is the largest of the lakes. This will allow a good level of detail for the etchings that will be incorporated into the product while maintaining a size for the complete set that will fit into most home decor settings.
The full sized version as pictured below is heat treated to simulate an antique copper toned finished and heavily coated with polyurethane to protect the color treatment and create a long lasting finish.
Each piece also includes our magnetic wall hangers designed with rare earth neodimium magnets for maximum holding power. These hangers are designed to provide at least 4 times the necessary holding power for the weight of each piece. These hangers eliminate the need to have unsightly mounting points showing in your display. Hangers are primed and ready for paint to match your existing wall paint.
We will be looking for feedback and suggestions throughout the design process from our supports. Insights can come from any corner and what we would like to create are products that can incorporate an array of individual ideas and themes and your input is an important part in achieving that goal.
The funding for this project will be for the additional equipment required for the metal plate-marking, supplies and other miscellaneous production and design costs.
For those of you interested in a custom wall art that doesn't fit with this project we've added some additional rewards at the $35 and $75 levels. These levels are for custom designs of our supporters choice and are only limited to the imagination and of course our design and manufacturing capabiliities.