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Crowdsourcing Mornings: A Thriving Home For A Fountain For Survivors

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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Since its dazzling seven-week installation in Times Square last fall, artist Pamela Council’s celebrated A Fountain for Survivors – a monumental sculpture dedicated to survivors of all backgrounds that was witnessed by millions- has been in storage, awaiting its next exhibition. An 18-foot grotto (“The Carapace”) covered in over 350,000 hand-painted and individually-placed acrylic fingernails houses a 15-foot tall fountain, comprising a massive sculpture that weighs over 20,000 lbs when installed.

As of May 1st, Council, an independent artist, inherited the $5,000-per-month cost for storing this “monument to maintaining.” Without support from a broader community to store the work until it finds a long term loan or permanent home, A Fountain for Survivors will be demolished.

If you haven’t yet heard about A Fountain for Survivors, check out the great things artnetHyperallergicNPR, and The New York Times wrote about it.

Support us in ensuring the longevity of A Fountain for Survivors, so that this historic work can reach more survivors, far and wide.

As of May 26th, this project has raised $8,300 of their $26,000 goal. This project has 26 days left to raise the $26,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $11, you will get a social media shoutout.  For a pledge of $33, you will get a merch pack.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forsurvivors/a-thriving-home-for-a-fountain-for-survivors?

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