About this project
An eight layered, collaborative piece by Cassady Bell & Thirty Circles. This reward will be a limited edition of 10, available for pledges of $333 or more. Once they are claimed, no more will be made!
**Not eligible for “Mandala Package” or “One of Everything” reward tiers**
Inner Space is a collection of intricate mandalas that reflect the beauty of geometry within nature. Our art may be complex but our campaign is pretty straight forward. By funding our Kickstarter you’ll help us buy a laser and in return you will get a gorgeous piece of art or jewelry as a reward.
Each mandala is made from multiple layers of laser cut 1/8th inch Baltic birch plywood which has been meticulously sanded, assembled and hand finished and will arrive ready to hang on your wall.
All the mandalas featured as rewards are only available through our Kickstarter and will be signed and numbered as a limited edition, never to be made again.
All custom commissions will be one of a kind pieces of art by collaborating with the backer to help guide the design.
If you'd like to mix and match different rewards or you'd like multiples of a single mandala please tally the total of those pieces and include a message of which rewards you are combining with your pledge!
Laser cut earrings - Choose one of the three designs
Venus - Click image for more photos
Portal - Click image for more photos
Sunflower - Click image for more photos
Sanctuary - Click image for more photos
Apollonian Flower - Click image for more photos
Power of Six - Click image for more photos
$450 - Commission Tier 1
One of a kind commissioned piece of art made by collaborating with the backer to help guide the design. Up to 24" x 16"
$500 - Mandala Package: All 6 mandalas
- Apollonian Flower
- Power of Six
$800 - Commission Tier 2
Twice the size as the Tier 1 commission. One of a kind commissioned piece of art made by collaborating with the backer to help guide the design. Two pieces measuring up to 24" x 16" each for a total size of 48" x 16" or 32" x 24"
$1000 - One of Everything
One of Every Reward:
- All 3 stud earrings
- All 6 Mandalas
- One custom commission up to 24" x 16"
We are both designers living in Portland, Oregon. Robyn went to school for Industrial Design and Keenan for Graphic Design. We have a long history of work with printmaking, ceramics, jewelry and design. We created Thirty Circles in 2014 as our first business venture together. What started as laser cut jewelry grew into a larger project of laser cut art that we named: Inner Space.
Inner Space reflects the beauty and intricacies of geometry in nature. It started with a deep fascination of patterns and forms found in the most microscopic corners of our world along with those found in the far reaches of space. This balance and congruity between micro and macro is what drives our designs. Whether it’s the beautiful pentagonal orbit of Venus/Earth or the irregular patterns within plant cells, this project brings those designs to life through intricate mandalas that aim to bring the viewer in for a closer look.
We both believe that art and design have the power to make the world a more beautiful and cohesive space. And that’s really what Inner Space is about; finding peace and tranquility despite the chaos and disorder that might surround us. It’s about making art that can offer a moment of understanding and connection for the viewer.
We decided to bring Inner Space to Kickstarter because crowdfunding is one of the only tools to bring our art to the masses and raise funds for an expensive laser cutter at the same time. It also allows us to offer our work at a discounted rate, making it easier for a wider range of people to participate and appreciate our art. Purchasing our own laser will give us an amazing amount of freedom to experiment and expand our work without the restrictions of renting time on a laser. We plan to use the success of this campaign to make large scale interactive installations and branch into new mediums of design and fabrication.
Risks and challenges
After the project is funded and the laser is shipped, we will set up our new studio as quickly as possible to ensure a timely response for our backer rewards. We will begin production as soon as our laser is calibrated and our space is set up, which we estimate will be a three to six weeks. We’ve assessed our projected material/shipping costs which are included in the total goal of the campaign. The delivery dates are estimated based on 100% funding of our project. If we are funded more than 100% our estimated delivery dates will be subject to change. We will keep everyone updated as soon as the campaign has concluded. Custom commissions will naturally take more time since it will involve a dialogue with the backers who choose that reward. If your reward is a time sensitive gift, please send us a message and we will be happy to accommodate you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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