The Starlight Project

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The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:57 pm

Starlight - is a modest sculpture installation for Burning Man 2012. Seven twelve foot diameter icosahedron plywood stars will be placed on the playa mapping out the constellation Orion creating a "heaven on earth" effect. Ideally participants would own their own star. the starlights could be claimed, built and managed by multiple groups/individuals one per star or more? The stars could then be adorned, sheathed, painted, papier mache'd etc..to reflect the whim and individuality of the owner.



The basics:

My last serious offering was the Helix Spire in 2010.
I'm based in Seattle.
I am looking for help from people who are genuinely interested in producing art work. Builders, woodworkers, electricians, graffiti artists, painters etc...
The prototype light will be built in coming weeks.
The prototype light will be displayed at Critical Massivein July.
Plywood patterns will be cut by cnc router.
Materials include 1/4" marine plywood and simple plumbing pipe.
Current rough estimated cost per star is $650+/-
No I don't currently have funding but I have run the Kickstarter gauntlet before.
Shipping appears to be dealt with.
Yes I have tickets.
Yes I missed you last year Ugly Dougly, Token, and Bucky. Maybe this year?
Facebook page = Starlight

Yes I've probably left some critical piece of information out. Feel free to ask questions. I'll update this thread as need be.

Cheers - remash
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby trilobyte » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:57 pm

Looks awesome! You may also want to post your human/participant needs in the Art Projects Seeking Participants thread, be sure to specify where you're based.
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:00 pm

Thanks Trilo, will do once I get a minute.
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby fbcota » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:53 pm

This is a really cool project. I really love the concept. And I have really enjoyed your past projects. Best of luck :).
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:59 pm

fbcota wrote:This is a really cool project. I really love the concept. And I have really enjoyed your past projects. Best of luck :).


Excellent. Thanks for the note :wink:
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby wh..sh » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:13 pm

Great project!!! I am looking forward to this.
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:45 am

wh..sh wrote:Great project!!! I am looking forward to this.


Thanks, we are too :wink:
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:16 am

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pyramid pattern study
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Tue May 08, 2012 7:47 am

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another pattern study
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Sat May 12, 2012 7:28 am

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Re: The Starlight Project

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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:40 am

Well, it's getting real. Here are some of the cutouts for the test star from this past weekend. More to follow including the inevitable "kicksarter" plea :roll: . With any luck we'll have one of the stars constructed by the end of next weekend. Stay tuned or follow us on our fbook page. Cheers.

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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby wh..sh » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:51 am

WOW! Amazing stuff.
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:11 am

On other fronts we've decided to go with different but similar families of graphics for each star. Each star will also get a colorful paint-stain. Stars will be colored by type ie. red for red giant, blue for blue giant, purple for ultraviolet etc.....stars will be labeled by name as well.

Betelgeuse - red super giant
Bellatrix - blue giant
Saiph - ultraviolet
Rigel - blue super giant
Alnitak - blue super giant
Alnilam - blue super giant
Mintaka - blue giant

Here is a test model of the pattern we just cut as well as a few of the other patterns considering, more to follow.

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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:13 am

wh..sh wrote:WOW! Amazing stuff.


Thanks wh..sh :wink:
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby wh..sh » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:20 am

masho wrote:On other fronts we've decided to go with different but similar families of graphics for each star. Each star will also get a colorful paint-stain. Stars will be colored by type ie. red for red giant, blue for blue giant, purple for ultraviolet etc.....stars will be labeled by name as well.

Betelgeuse - red super giant
Bellatrix - blue giant
Saiph - ultraviolet
Rigel - blue super giant
Alnitak - blue super giant
Alnilam - blue super giant
Mintaka - blue giant


:D Maybe I will learn this -
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby some seeing eye » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:21 am

Looks like a great project!
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:40 am

wh..sh wrote: :D Maybe I will learn this -


lol, that's messed up. Good luck
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:41 am

some seeing eye wrote:Looks like a great project!


Thanks some seeing eye
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:39 pm

prototype ball complete (w/ single pyramid) no major problems, seems to work just fine. More pix on our fbook page.

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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby wh..sh » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:34 pm

Amazing! Your fb page is great too. I cant wait to see the end result.
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:46 pm

wh..sh wrote:Amazing! Your fb page is great too. I cant wait to see the end result.


Thanks wh..sh, it appears we've worked out the kinks and things are coming together smoothly. The prototype star light should be done in the next week or so. More pix to follow.
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:25 am

Now "live" on Kickstarter w/ an updated promo vid (that won't post here for some reason?)
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby wh..sh » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:36 am

This certainly is one of my favorite projects!
If I had $400 to spare, I would love to get Betelgeuse and install it in the backyard. Sigh...
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:41 am

wh..sh wrote:This certainly is one of my favorite projects!


Thanks again wh..sh. It's nice to know the mic is on......sometimes seems like you and I have our only little chat room here ~

wh..sh wrote:If I had $400 to spare, I would love to get Betelgeuse and install it in the backyard. Sigh...


Likewise.....with any luck I won't have to "spare" it :wink:
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:55 am

Excerpts from a note we received on our kickstarter page:

Ultraflashgun wrote:Hey man, UltraFlashGun.Tumblr.com @Ultraflashgun here. I had an unusual experience in Miami Beach related to your installation. I wrote a story about it called TsunaMiami, which left me with more questions than answers. All the Nazi Zombies here in New York here are full of empty. And I just tagged that asshole PeeCock Chopra as Al Franken's "Deep Thoughts" from vintage SNL. So my question to you is..................was it me, or the G?


Hey UFG, Doug, Peach Pancakes etc......
Afraid I have no idea what you're asking, it's damn entertaining though :wink:

Ultraflashgun wrote:Thanks bro. Just givin u props. I was just checking out your diagram of ur big ass fuckin star. It's cool as shit. It resembles a dude bisected along a coronal plane. It makes me wonder WTF is keeping me from experiencing events like this firsthand. I did some art direction in the past. More later, Peace out Bro
Cheers

........construction pic looks good and sturdy like our NYC bomb da bass subway cars. More later.....


Thanks so much UFG,
Looking forward to more.
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Re: The Starlight Project - Construction Photos

Postby masho » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:00 pm

Our prototype star Betelgeuse is complete. Here are a few pix, more on our website

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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby wh..sh » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:05 am

masho wrote:Thanks again wh..sh. It's nice to know the mic is on......sometimes seems like you and I have our only little chat room here ~

If you care to make some controversial statements, you could attract some crowd :)
In my world there's only legible and more legible.

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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:21 am

wh..sh wrote:
masho wrote:Thanks again wh..sh. It's nice to know the mic is on......sometimes seems like you and I have our own little chat room here ~

If you care to make some controversial statements, you could attract some crowd :)


sad....but true. :wink:
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Re: The Starlight Project

Postby masho » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:38 am

We're making progress. Contrary to popular belief the sun does appear in the PNW ~

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