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Following "the Stargate", we were looking for a new project that would allow us to continue building large installations and using non-conventional disciplines, as a way to create art. The deer/stag is an animal that we resonate with and we were inspired to capture the beauty of nature's architecture in a sculpture of a stag's skull. In Beatrix the White's vision, the stag is a symbol of silent strength and the skull is a reminder of the graceful balance between life and death. When exploring the design, Ms. Oh came across the story of Actaeon and was inspired to incorporate it into the name of our sculpture.
The Skull of Actaeon is shaped like a stag's skull, as you would find it while wandering in the woods. This sculpture will be constructed from plywood and 2 x 4's to create the skull base. The antlers will be constructed from pvc pipes, and recycled rebar, anchored into the ground by steel wire. The skull base will stand approx. 4 feet tall, with antlers extending to approx. 10 ft. In each of the eye sockets, an altar space will be created. The outside of the sculpture will be skinned in thin strips of wood, resourced from pallets. The antlers will be skinned in fabric and internally lit via a programmed LED grid, which is remote controlled, and capable of syncing with audio. We also hope to create an interactive light experience using an arduino controller, allowing the participant to change and control the lights. Additionally, the skull will be internally lit, filtering soft light through the slits between the strips of pallet. The altars will create a shared experience with our community, intended to address a need for a sacred space.
We build beautiful art (Ask anyone who's seen The Stargate). The Skull of Actaeon will be an amazing sight to behold in its own right, both in the daytime & at night.
The Skull of Actaeon is interactive in that it is physically there for people to touch and see, with altars to contribute to. As well, the lighting component is capable of syncing up with the music of the event and can also be controlled by the participants. We are hoping to develop interactive visuals, that the participant can control with their hand movements. Come play with it at one of the many festivals we hope to bring it to.
Your Support Means a Lot!!!!
Your support means a lot to us, so we'd like to show our gratitude for that support with some amazing rewards (which you can see over to the right side of the page.) Every single penny we raise goes right into The Skull of Actaeon. Like all of our art projects, this is a labor of love for us. Not only are we donating our own time and money to this project, but we are donating from our business to help make this project come alive.
At the end of the day though, the reward that WE, the build team, and YOU, our supporter will share in is the amazing sense of community that you are helping to create.
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We also need help with lighting and visuals! If you are an expert in visuals and lighting, we could use your help. We have a few friends interested in helping us, but the more ideas we have the better this piece will be!