A STRETCH GOAL!
No matter what happens with this stretch goal, the project is still funded and happening. I'm adding this stretch goal not only give away another cool tie in with this project but also as a way to help lighten my load this summer. If this Kickstarter hits $15,000 it's going to allow me to cut out at least one summer arts festival I would normally need to support myself as an artist. Hitting $15,000 is basically going to let me concentrate solely on building out the best Robot Repair shop in the world (admittedly competition is not steep in this realm, but still...).
The award is a set of 54 playing cards each displaying a unique image of the new shop. The cool thing about this is some details you really can't appreciate unless you were up close to them. I'll be focusing in on those detail elements, it's going to be a really cool deck of cards. If $15,000 is reached everyone who has backed this project at the $25 level or higher gets a pack!
Fraley's Robot Repair, the Pittsburgh International Airport Branch
For 17 months Pittsburgh's Cultural District was home to the art installation 'Fraley's Robot Repair'. Maybe you were one of the hundreds of fans that sent in a selfie from outside the shop or you read about it online. (More photos and info from the project can be found here.)
You can help bring it back! I'm launching this Kickstarter campaign to give the Robot Repair a new start - this time at the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Working with the Allegheny County Airport Authority, I have an opportunity to re-imagine and rebuild the public art installation this summer in an storefront located in concourse A.
Help put the Pittsburgh International Airport on the map as the only airport in the world with a Robot Repair shop!
Imagine getting off a long flight - bleary eyed, jet lagged, and maybe a bit grumpy. You pass the standard gift shops and fast food joints only to find a little shop that seems simultaneously locked in time and of an alternate reality.
We can elicit the same double takes, catch people off guard, and spark conversations just like the downtown shop was able to. I need your help! Any amount helps bring the shop closer to reality, but time is of the essence.
-Toby Atticus Fraley
Here are the customized rewards for this Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
I have actually come to expect snags on projects. This makes them less of an issue and less of a surprise when they do happen.
I don't anticipate many obstacles with this project but if I had to think worst case scenario these are a few issues that may arise.
•Unforeseen hurdles working in a secure area of the airport. These would just need to be handled on a case by case basis if they occur.
•Possible delays in readying the space at the airport. Things always seem to take longer than previously thought. I do try to budget time into my schedule for this though.
•Possible delays may happen in locating enough of the right 'props' for this much larger Robot Repair shop. I'm very particular about the pieces I use in my installations and sometimes it just takes a little longer to find that oh-so-perfect typewriter etc.
- (29 days)