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Have you ever had a weird vision that haunts you? Do you like to participate in dangerous things that are done safely? Both of these things are true for me and it's why I'm creating Deep Sea Angling, a scrap metal sculpture with an interactive flame effect metal that will be showcased at Burning SEED 2015 happening September 30th to October 5th.

I will be creating the anglerfish sculpture out of scrap metal that I have been sourcing for months from Thomastown to Geelong. The finished sculpture will be 2m wide and sit on a pedestal that is 2m high. The 3m long dongle (or illicium) will have an LPG (propane) flame effect or poofer at the end of it that will shoot 2-3m flames. The fish will have some beautiful and crazy lights on it making it even more fun to watch and interact with.

I received partial funding from Burning SEED but it's not enough to cover my costs. I've already started fabrication on this piece and the build is going really well. I've got work weekends set up from now until Burning SEED including a group build day to create the flame effects from scratch. This project builds on skills I've developed working on the projects below and will also give me a chance to challenge myself and to learn more especially around flame effects. As always any skills I learn I will share with the greater burner community, teaching more people to weld and build things even if they have no background in working with tools or in creating art.

Your support means more art, not just from me but from others that I teach. It also helps build community and inspire others to do and create more. If you're going to Burning SEED this year it means you'll get to play with a pretty cool piece that will likely become part of a larger collaborative piece in the future!

Thanks!

A big thank you to Katie Westcott and Max Miller for shooting the video, to Kirstine Wallis, Dana Chasofloski, Russell Charters
and Holger Soderstrom for images, to Erin Pimm, Onur Ka and Brenn Ainger for donating future images.  I'd also like to thank my partner Nick for all his support and thank all of you awesome, crazy, burner types who have answered questions, provided advice and supported this project already.


Woot! we hit our first target, now help us make more POOFS!

We have reached our original goal however we're still raising funds as there have been further metal costs along with some snags in the pilot lighting system, plus it would be great to buy even more propane and have more POOFS! As a bonus offer, all supporters will not have an opportunity to purchase t-shirts at cost (message about t-shirt orders will be sent once your donation is made)

How The Funds Will Be Used

The funds will be used to purchase 
$300 scrap metal
$425 for parts to build the flame effects
$695 for LPG to make the poofs happen!
$380 for transport Melbourne to Burning SEED
$300 lighting
$700 generator
$100 Pozible fees (approximate)
and a couple hundred dollars on various miscellaneous items like drill bits, screws, welding gas etc.
Costs of the reward items have been built into the campaign and will depend on what is selected.

Any money beyond my goal that is raised with this campaign will go towards I will purchasing a couple more propane tanks. I will also share them with another flame effect art project that is coming to SEED that was built during the Flame Effects for the Artist course and is currently getting a make over. So more money = more propane = more poofs!!

The Challenges

There are always unexpected challenges but I'm pretty good at dealing with the chaos of a project and figuring out how to solve issues. I have already started fabrication working off a scale model that I built myself, so far things are going really well with the structural support. I've ordered or purchased 90% of the parts for the flame effect and we're having a build weekend Sept 5-6th to complete this section. I have an incredible community of builders, makers and creators and plan to ask for help when I need it and am quite confident that with their help I will be able to manage any issues that come up!
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A$5 +Small PoofYou'll get a thank you on our website. Poof!
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$10 +Sticker Poof!You'll get one sticker sent to you, or better yet pick it up at SEED! (size 180mm x 60mm and good for outdoor application). Australian delivery in October, elsewhere in November.
11 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$25 +More Sticker Poof!You'll get three stickers sent to you, or better yet pick it up at SEED! (size 100mm x 100mm and good for outdoor application). Delivery to Australia only in October, elsewhere in November.
9 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$50 +V.I.P. Poof!You're a V.I.P. which means you get a cheeky V.I.P. pass, plus three stickers. Pick up your pass at Burning SEED or have it mailed to you in October if you're in Australia or November for anywhere else.
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$75 +Photo Poof!You will receive an unframed 8x10 print of the piece at Burning SEED. You'll get to choose which print you like from shots taken by Erin Pimm, Onur Ka or Brenn Ainger. Photo can be chosen in October and shipped in November. You also get 3 stickers and the cheeky V.I.P. pass.
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$100 +Big Poofs T-Shirt (Women)We've got you covered if you like big poofs! T-shirts in 'Women's' style sizes 8-14. Two designs to choose from. Plus 3 stickers and the cheeky V.I.P. pass. Pick up at Burning SEED or shipping in Australia Sept/Oct, elsewhere in November.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$101 +Big Poofs T-Shirt (Men)We've got you covered if you like big poofs! T-shirts in 'Men's' style sizes SM-3XL. Two designs to choose from. Plus 3 stickers and the cheeky V.I.P. pass. Pick up at Burning SEED or shipping in Australia Sept/Oct, elsewhere in November.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$150 +Poof T-shirt & PrintThe best of both worlds you get a t-shirt AND an 8x10 print of the piece at Burning SEED. You'll get to choose which print you like from shots taken by Erin Pimm, Onur Ka or Brenn Ainger. T-shirts can be picked up at Burning SEED or they will be shipped with the print in October (Australia) or November (everywhere else). You also get 3 stickers and the cheeky V.I.P. pass.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$200 +Poof & Weld!Want to learn to weld? This package is for you. You will get 3 hours of private instruction in MIG welding from Stephanie in Melbourne. You'll also get to choose a print or t-shirt, receive 3 stickers and the cheeky V.I.P. pass. T-shirt available for pick up at Burning SEED, welding lesson and print available in Oct/Nov.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015