About this project
Bill Myers is raising funds for a self-support art gallery exhibitions in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach, Florida. Contributions raised for this Project will be used for Art Gallery Showroom support and expenses, materials associated for construction of each individual CUBIE artwork and related promotional expenses for the exhibition.
While many CUBIE created in the past have been inanimate art objects other than the addition of light, I am striving to produce several new varieties that will "respond", "talk", make noise and/or move. This offers variety as well as artistic expression. And, I hope CUBIE creations will offer amusement as well as awesome special effects beyond imagination.
The overall Project anticipates creating 50 or more CUBIE artworks ranging in size from 2 inches square to about 1 feet square. A few CUBIE are about one-inch square are under construction now. I am also finding other colored materials to use other than the normal green often used in making computer circuit boards.
Most of the CUBIE artworks to be created will be approximately four to ten inches square and feature an internal battery operated "nightlights" that gives each sculpture a warm "glow" day or night.
A perfect gift or artwork any collector can be proud of, CUBIE is ideal in home or office and offers admiration whether or not "lighted".
CUBIE is easy to maintain with a few low-voltage batteries.
Small and medium sized CUBIE is closed on four sides and the top and the bottom is open for easy access to the battery operated LED light. Also, this is convenient if CUBIE is placed on a pedestal that can be lighted from within the support.
In some cases and in a Larger CUBIE, access to the lighting units is gained by simply swinging open one side of CUBIE for access. One panel is hinged with a tiny latch and you can open it up as easily as a door.
The battery operated lights are approved UL approved, LED low voltage, off the shelf utility lights similar to "flashlights" that operate on either 1, 2 or 3 AAA batteries. CUBIE comes with lights and batteries are included.
For Gallery presentations, CUBIE is designed for table top or for free-standing.
And, CUBIE's proudly rest on top of Plexiglas pedestals.
Due to the young age, CUBIE is not able to walk yet.
The Project requires collection or purchase of recycled computer circuit boards, construction, finishing and installation of low-power battery operated lights inside CUBIE for awesome inspiring effects.
Total Cost of the Project includes Artwork Construction, Literature, Advertising, Art Gallery Showroom rental, Media and Art Critic invitations to attend the Artist's reception as well as Invitations for Sponsors, Collectors and CUBIE friends.
Everyone is welcome to this unique show and you may find out the up coming dates on future Kickstarter postings as well as on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and Youtube.
Just Search "Bill Myers CUBIE" and CUBIE will find you.
PHOTOS OF MY ORIGINAL STYLES ARE INSERTED BELOW .
ALL REWARDS ARE ORIGINAL SIGNED ARTWORKS AND EACH WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE VARIOUS SUBJECTS FEATURED HERE. SPONSORS SELECT THEIR FAVORITE SERIES BY SUPPORTING MY CUBIE PROJECT.
AND, I WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO REWARD SPONSORS WITH ARTWORKS THEY TRULY WILL BE HAPPY WITH.
ONCE MY PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY CLOSES, SPONSORS MAY INDICATE A DESIRED THEME, SUBJECT AND SUGGEST FAVORITE COLORS THAT THEY LIKE. WHILE ALL ART IS A UNIQUE EXPRESSION BY THE ARTIST, I DO UNDERSTAND SUBJECT MATTER AND COLOR PREFERENCE FOR PLACEMENT OF ARTWORKS IN DECORUM.
THE STYLES AND SUBJECTS I PLAN TO OFFER AS REWARDS ARE INDICATED BELOW:
BILLS "THANK YOU" CARDS AS REWARDS - Starting at $5.00
These artworks are created with India ink and watercolors on paper. Larger versions have been painted on canvas board, stretched canvas and created as murals. Prices for these artworks normally range from $50 to $2,500 depending upon size and subject matter.
BILL'S BIRDS series - "The Bird Family with Baby Bird"
FANTASY FOREST series - As the case with many artists, we have been inspired by others. My favorites include the Impressionists, Post-impressionists, Fauve Period and Modern Masters. The Fantasy Forest Series is inspired by Matisse, Van Gogh and Wolf Kahn.
"Yellow Trees in Fantasy Forest"
FANTASY FOREST Series - "Snow in Fantasy Forest"
FANTASY FOREST Series - "Orange Trees in Fantasy Forest"
STORMY NIGHTS ARE DARK - I ALSO PAINT "STORMY DAYS" - THESE ARTWORKS ARE BOLD, POWERFUL EXPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS AND INTENSELY POWERFUL
STORMY NIGHT series "Magic Mountain"
BELOW - EARTHY ABSTRACTS Series- features heavy use of modeling paste, gel medium and acrylic paint on board, canvas board and stretched canvas. Many are total abstractions, some more "earth-like" and others are made to look like fossils. Another version of the series includes a colorful palette of undersea blue, green, teal, orange and yellow.
EARTHY ABSTRACTS Series - "Fossil Find"
EARTHY ABSTRACTS Series - "Earth Abstracted"
EARTHY ABSTRACTS Series - "Earth Minerals"
BELOW - MY LOVELY LADIES Series - was inspired by several famous artists from different eras; Kees van Dongen, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Charles Levier and another French artist Pierre Cassigneul. I believe women have inspired men - the men and women who create art - have always been influenced by women in their lives. Whether the cabaret, cafe, beach, forest or boudoir, women - and "Lovely Ladies" - have always inspired me as well.
LOVELY LADIES Series - "Ladies Walking in Fantasy Forest"
LOVELY LADIES Series - "Lady on Vacation"
BELOW - OPEN WINDOWS Series - I was inspired by Matisse, Braque, Vlaminck, Levier and Nicola Simbari who are masters at capturing the beautiful seas and winding city lanes, lush gardens or people on a strol - and, often as viewed from indoors looking out. So do I admire these scenic moody visions and paint them for others.
OPEN WINDOWS Series - "Sea the Med"
IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS are indeed NOT UFO's - and obviously less of a threat to Mankind - unless one accidentally lands on a house.
IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS Series - "Where is My Tie?"
BELOW - ABSTRACT ARTWORKS ON CANVAS - "Jet Art" Made with Wind
Abstract Image of Earth's Formation - Acrylic on Canvas
Abstract Artwork created with acrylic paint sprayed on semi-clear
BELOW WE ADD CUBIE - FIRST PROTOTYPE - DAYTIME VIEW
ABOVE - CUBIE AT NIGHT
Risks and challenges
I have been building CUBIEs and creating artworks for many years and have a variety of inventory on hand at this time. I plan to keep a reserve of items needed for rewards as people make pledges for them. And, I have plenty of artist materials in stock. Therefore, I do not believe that Rewards delivery is challenged. As to the possibility of "What if ... SOMETHING HAPPENS with respect to delivery of Rewards? I will do my very best to see that all Rewards are delivered before anything else is undertaken. If there is a problem with anything, anytime, I will inform everyone at once.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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