SF based sculptor Jud Bergeron started a KickStarter campaign to ask for help in completing his ambitious sculpture QUACK-QUACK, a piece comprised of thousands of rubber ducks in the shape of an atomic bomb, cast in duckie yellow resin, emanating from the driver's seat of a vintage children's pedal car that will be cast in bronze, automotive finished and pinstriped. See below
As with most KickStarter campaigns, there are plenty of goodies you can receive. For $35 you can pick up a print - $25 gets you a duck tshirt - or $50 gets you both the shirt and print - $175 gets you an awesome bronze duck sculpture, and on and on... Check the video, and see for yourself.
'Quack Quack' is a piece I've been working on for the better part of a year.
This piece represents my daughter Storey; her first words were "kack kack," spoken as she was playing with a rubber duckie in the bath. She is both fearless and feminine, rough and tumble and sweet.
The piece is comprised of thousands of rubber ducks in the shape of an atomic bomb, cast in duckie yellow resin, emanating from the driver's seat of a vintage children's pedal car that will be cast in bronze, automotive finished and pinstriped.
'Quack-Quack' is the central figure in a large installation. This work will be shown at Mark Wolfe Contemporary in San Francisco California in November 2013. 'Quack-Quack' deals with becoming a father and an adult, as well as examining childhood, innocence and all the fears and joys that come along with both.
Where will the $ go?
I’ve created the original piece in wax but need funding in order to finish it. Who knew ducks could be so $$?
The money I raise will go directly to hiring a professional mold maker to create a silicone rubber mold for the ducks ($5000), to pay for the resin casting and painting of the ducks ($1500), to have the pedal car cast in bronze ($3500), and to have the car automotive painted and pinstriped ($1000), and an extra ($500), for finishing materials such as abrasives, hand tools, etc.
Why I need your help:
Generally I fund all my own work (most artists do) and putting together a show like this can run upwards of $50000, and that’s before you know whether you’re going to sell anything. I’m looking for funding for this piece because it's central in the theme of the show I'm putting together and I can't afford to produce it myself. And also because It's AWESOME! And FUNNY! And BEAUTIFUL! and c'mon IT'S DUCKS!! Who doesn't love DUCKS?