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MesmerElda Enso

If you'd like to donate, you can help a community of people build a lasting interactive project. Make a reference to MesmerElda when donating. If you know of someone that would be interested in sponsoring or donating, send them here!

If you are an artist, submit your design for the ring panels! We will be accepting all types of designs for each panel. 

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Idaho Burners Alliance members have designed and are building a new sculpture, this time for permanent install. Take a look at the rings. Thin, right? Those are the bones. The plates will give the rings 8" of thickness, so they are thicker. That's where the designs will shine through on both sides. The rings will have powder coated metal added to them, making them thicker and the powder coating will be rainbow coloring (each rings a different color). Overlapping plates will be installed and inscribed with designs in each set of the plates on the rings, then back-lit with blue LED's to give each ring a "Stargate" like appearance. Artists will be given 3 foot sections on each ring to inscribe whatever design they wish. Help fund an artist to design a panel! Each panel funded will be completed and installed until all the rings are completed. There will be 10 panels on the largest rings, for example. And 5 on the middle rings. The smallest ring will have 3 smaller panels each. 

Later, each ring will be lined on the inside face with tens of thousands of LED's and reflected out in both side directions using a special corrugated Plexiglass. The lighting will be interactive and allow participants to play with and program incredible displays. The lighting will then be programmable to cascade down, around, or whirl around the structure. Any pattern that participants can devise. 

The observation deck will be accessible via two spiral staircases (not drawn) and will be comprised of metal supports with thick acrylic for the floor and walls. This will allow observers to see down through the sculpture and watch the lights from above. The acrylic will be treated with one-way mirrored reflective material, which will give the appearance from the outside of a large, silver pod that reflects the lighting colors. 

Donations to help this project are tax deductible (talk to your accountant), and large sponsors may choose to display the project at a place of their choosing, reaping the benefits of the media attention. 

Every penny donated to this art piece goes directly toward materials. All efforts are volunteer based and the space to build is an in-kind donation. So your donation goes a long way to help make this a reality. Please help! And spread the word to others who might want to help the Boise community thrive. 

At the end of the build phases, when the structure is complete, we will install perimeter cameras so that people from all over the world can submit programming for the lighting, allowing participation from anywhere. The best designs will be incorporated into the permanent display of the project program.

Estimated cost to complete: 

Phase 1 -- Lower rings without powder coated plating and without lighting. Costs = $14,375 (Phase 1 is nearly completed)
Phase 2 -- Powder coated plating and lighting for lower rings. Large arched central beams. Costs = $26,000
Phase 3 -- Upper rings and plating, observation platform, and spiral stairs. Costs = $19,000
Phase 4 -- Final lighting and reflective treatment, perimeter cameras, programming for LEDs. Costs = $9,700
In kind donations to the project = $63,000

Total project costs: $132,075
Total spent so far (donated and subsidized): $14,375
Total needed for fundraising and donations for all phases = $69,075