Sure, Steve Jobs was bigger than life. But that doesn’t mean the statue honoring his memory has to be, too.
Or then again, maybe it most certainly does.
The organizers behind a drive to crowdsource money to build a statue honoring the iconic co-founder of Apple are thinking big. Really big. Statue of Liberty big.
Inspired, apparently, by a statue of Jobs in Budapest (who woulda thunk it?), the organizers, who describe themselves on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo simply as “young entrepreneurs living in San Francisco,” want to raise money to create a statue in the United States that would have made Jobs proud.
They hope to raise $50,000. And they’ve launched their campaign to coincide with today’s opening of the “Jobs,” the new biopic starring Ashton Kutcher.
As of Friday noon, they’d raised only $134. But hey, it’s a start.
Here’s their pitch:
His passing is still relatively recent and the memory still fresh in our imaginations. Now is the time to capture our sentiments and express them before their potency fades through time. This statue is intended to instantiate the admiration we have before we forget.
Additionally, the launch of this campaign is timed to coincide with the Jobs (2013) movie release. We anticipate that the release of the new Steve Jobs movie will likely bring about a spike of interest in Steve Jobs, which indicates that the timing is opportune.
We identified world-class sculptors to build the statue. We coordinated with the sculptors who now understand the draft specifications and quoted us on a price. We have budgeted for the statue building, based on the quote, and a number of additional expenses, including the cost of transporting the statue to its end location and of engraving the plaque. The next step is to use this crowd funding campaign to raise the capital required to bring the statue to reality.
Following the fundraising, the contributors to the campaign, as specified in the donation tiers, will be able to provide input and feedback throughout the design process of the statue.
More Raised -> Larger Statue
The size of the statue will be directly proportional (positive correlation) to the amount raised. The project budget is based on quotes for a life-sized statue. However, if the campaign raises enough capital – more than what we could conservatively hope to raise – we’ll aim for Statue of Liberty and Colossus of Rhodes proportions .
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