Monday, June 27, 2011

Current Kickstarter!

So at this point there are 17 days remaining for my kickstarter project and so far I've got around 30 orders. My goal is to hit 80! So I need to up my efforts. I need the help of all my friends and family in order to get this project moving. This project is not specifically about each sculpture (though each piece is integral to the whole), but rather about the accumulation of all the sculptures into one giant mass of figures, humans and monsters, interacting with each other. A swirling microcosm of the madness of humanity. So please (and I must apologize for I hate agonizing over solicitation, but it is a necessary evil sometimes) every bit of help counts, even if it's only a 1 dollar backing or you just post this on your facebook wall, whatever you can do is greatly valued. Thanks again.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kickstarter update/rant.

Okay so the project is now 12 days in, with over 1600 dollars towards the goal raised. But now I need to step it up. With only 28 days left to complete the goal of 8000 I will need everyones help. At this point many people may be wondering why such a high number. Well granted the undertaking of making the 80 some odd pieces will be staggering and ridiculous. But that is really the point. I'm tired of art not being staggering and ridiculous. In fact that's what truly irks me about art in this day and age. I was flipping through Art in America today, and every other page was some sparse soulless work ( for more examples of sparse and soulless see Richard Sera's retrospective at The Met), and it's really tiring and a little upsetting (although it's not nearly as upsetting as this or this but I'll save that angst for another day). So my goal here is not to just make something vapid and simple and easy. But to sweat and toil and work my ass off and make something truly and utterly incredible. That is why I want to create 80 or more little figures, all interacting and doing crazy things. So that when you enter the space which I have created for these characters, you are truly blown away, the detail will draw you in and on top of that you, the audience, are helping me create the project itself. I will post a new video of me making one of these sculptures. Also new options are available such as pets, family packages, one person requested they be riding on a giraffe. So even if you can't buy a sculpture, just the general support and letting people know will be a great help to make this project a success. I appreciate it.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Toys Are Us. The video

The kickstarter project will be up and running by the end of the weekend.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Toys Are Us. A sneak preview.

So I was hoping to have the video done today, but I still have a few kinks to work out so I'm putting it off until tomorrow. But the first installment of the Toys Are Us project was completed today. The sculpture (which I've dubbed "GET TO THE CHOPPA!") is of my good friend Adam Soffer. He didn't care whether the sculpture was a human or a monster, so I decided to make it a little bit of both. So here's a sneak preview...