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The Ovule
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The Ovule Installation is an exploration of the feminine self and the value found there. When I say feminine self I am speaking of a self that exists in every single one of us, regardless of gender. The Ovule is a large, warm egg anchored to the earth by glowing emerald roots. It will contain three primary elements, a self portrait, a tree that's bark is an amalgam of smaller sculptures representing the spectrum of shape, gender, and color of humanity, and a chandelier canopy of nature. A book of essays on feminine values will be chained to the egg. This book will be written by you.

About a year ago I asked myself what kind of art would I bring to Burning Man, this is the image that immediately popped in my head. I've discovered that I'm building it for me, to find my voice as a woman, and I'm building it to be an invitation for others to join me in a love affair. The love affair I seek to inspire is with Mother Nature, with the spectrum of plants, animals, and humanity that exists on this gloriously magnificent gem of a planet we call home. I'm building it to create a container for other artists that want to help us express that love affair. 

Please participate in co-creating this with myself, and The Introverts Collective. Here are the ways:

1. We need financial support for materials and transportation costs. It won't get there without you!

2. If you have ever felt that your body shape, gender, or skin color has been under represented in art this is for you. We want submissions of small body sculptures made from clay. Email TheOvuleProject@gmail.com for directions.

3. We are asking for submissions from artists that create flora and fauna. Your piece(s) will be seen at Burning Man and in a show through December 2019, then we will return it. We want anything that might be suited to building a  biosphere inside TheOvule. Email TheOvuleProject@gmail.com with images and sizes of your work. We will curate, but will do our best to include many. 

4. Submit an essay, poem, or art for our book. We want to hear from all genders. You can email submissions to TheOvuleproject@gmail.com by August 10 or bring to playa and drop in our box when you visit The Ovule. We want 200-1,000 words. Prompt: What does it mean to have your feminine values claimed by you, nurtured by you. How would (or how has) empowering feminine values change your life and identity. How would it change your industry, your work, your relationships, etc. We want to learn from you.

More on the Concept

An Ovule is the part of the ovary of seed plants that contains the female germ cell and after fertilization becomes the seed. The intention of this piece is to ask where the feminine exists, where and how can Gaia, the spirit of living earth, be honored, valued, and cared for.  I believe its possible that healing the wound of the feminine, releasing us from binary patriarchy, is the single most effective step we can take towards humanity’s metamorphosis into a creature capable of living in harmonious relationship with its environment.

 

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Perks

$50 USD
The Book
We will be collecting writings and art and printing a paper book, to be delivered October 2019
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$15 USD
The Ovule Sticker
$25 USD
Bon Voyage Party
This Ovule will be built and set up in Mill Valley, Ca. Ticket is for send off party on Saturday, August 17 6pm-10pm.
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$30 USD
Pendant
Pendant based on Ovule drawing.
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$50 USD
T-Shirt
T-Shirt with Ovule drawing. We will contact you for size via email.
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$75 USD
Hoodie
Cosy hoodie when you need that extra layer
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$100 USD
Solar power
Help us be powered by solar radiation
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$1,000 USD
Benefactor bag of perks
You get a cotton tote with Ovule drawing and all the other perks except the airplane ride
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$2,000 USD
Airplane ride at Burning Man
Ready to experience an overview of Burning Man 2019? One flight for three people averaging 175lb per person. (pilot discretion on weight)
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