The sculptor Joshua Harker had a dream of getting his ”powerfully delicate, completely bitchin cool”, 3D printed, skull seen and collected by more people.
He used Kickstarter, a crowdfunding site for creative projects to achieve this. Kickstarter allows the artist to get the capital they need without sacrificing ownership or control. The project must reach it’s goal before any money changes hands, to protect investors and allow creators to test concepts without the risk.
Amazingly the Crania Anatomica Filigre project got 100% of the funding withing the first 8 hours and has since raised over $77,271.
Once I had read the story and saw how beautiful it was, I ‘needed’ one for the cabinet of curiosities I would like to have in my studio, I think he will will fit right in. The filigree structure has a paper like quality and is so delicate and intricate. The sculpture is available in three sizes, mine is the smallest and fits into the palm of my hand. I would love to see the largest, lifesize one!
Apparently he’s fairly durable, but I don’t want to test that, so I’ve bought a little domed display case to keep him safe.
I think the cloche makes him look a little creepier, but I quite like that, what do you think?