The Acrobat Project

Sculpturezoo is the crowdfunding site for public art by Dave Stevenson

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The Acrobat Project is my crowdfunding endeavor to finance a special public art exhibition in Manhattan. NYC Parks' Art in the Parks program has invited me to create a monumental bronze sculpture for Finn Park in TriBeCa. My original Acrobat will be enlarged from 21 inches to 8 feet and loaned to the city for a year. This is an exciting opportunity and I am honored to have been selected. However, the program requires that the sculpture be privately funded. I have completed and paid for the first half of the process: scanning the model and molding the full-size prototypes. But I still need to raise an additional $35,000 for fabrication and installation. To encourage your participation I have curated an exclusive collection of specially priced artwork and jewelry in the Sculpturezoo Gift Shop. My goal is to start casting by January. Your purchase or donation today will help Acrobat handspring to life by June-2016. After the exhibition? An Acrobat-Tour will commence (details later). Thank you for visiting the Zoo!

This is a digital sketch of Acrobat. Enlarged in bronze it won't be opaque as depicted, but finished in a gorgeous colorful patina instead (I haven't decided what kind of finish I will create just yet). To view my complete bronze portfolio visit my main website, Artinjection.com.  

This is a digital sketch of Acrobat. Enlarged in bronze it won't be opaque as depicted, but finished in a gorgeous colorful patina instead (I haven't decided what kind of finish I will create just yet). To view my complete bronze portfolio visit my main website, Artinjection.com.  

Applying a patina-by heating the metal and mixing/brushing a variety of chemicals on the surface-is my favorite part of the process. I love the complex colors & translucent effects one can layer with this amazing medium! Detail photo: Nautilus/2013~private collection, PA.

Applying a patina-by heating the metal and mixing/brushing a variety of chemicals on the surface-is my favorite part of the process. I love the complex colors & translucent effects one can layer with this amazing medium! Detail photo: Nautilus/2013~private collection, PA.

Halfcrobat=one-half of the full-sized foam prototype for the Acrobat mold.