I’m happy to report that Colleen Rudolph’s Kickstarter project “Encounter” is now fully funded. She needed to raise $14,000 in order to take her sculpture of a wolf and dog to a bronze-casting foundry. She made her target–and then some–thanks to 69 backers. Here’s an image of the wolf from Colleen’s Kickstarter video:
Project description from the Kickstarter project page:
“Inspired by the surrounding natural world and motivated by compassion for other creatures, I proposed a sculpture that would celebrate the related wolf and dog to the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT. The preliminary drawings were accepted and about two weeks into the making of the wolf piece, I learned that the Idaho Fish and Game Commission designated $50,000 for federal wolf killing. It is my hope that this sculpture can help transform our approach to a shared planet.
$14,000 is based upon the estimated foundry cost to cast a life sized wolf and dog sculpture in bronze. Using this material places the work in a tradition of statues designed to commemorate victories and honor humans. By casting these creatures in bronze, I engage the medium and its involvement with idolatry and use for monumental statuary. I am doing as much of the process as possible in my home studio to keep the cost down. I will work with a foundry set up in Philadelphia to pour the bronze.”
Congratulations to Colleen and good luck!