A herd of anything has much more impact than one. -Armond Lara
form & concept gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico presents a Kickstarter campaign, anchored by an open house and panel discussion event, in support of Armond Lara’s Flying Blue Buffalo Project.
The fundraiser will go towards the creation of a monumental installation of resin-cast, winged buffalo in form & concept’s atrium, based on a series of wood carvings by Lara. Inspired by the Santa Fe artist’s family history, this project tells the centuries-long story of enslaved Native American children. Lara’s studies of this little-told history lead to the conception of the Flying Blue Buffalo, a new symbol of Indigenous survival and resilience.
The Flying Blue Buffalo Project Kickstarter campaign launches on Friday, January 26 from 5-7 pm and runs through February 28. Mock-ups of the buffalo sculptures will appear at a February 17 open house event, and Lara will convene a panel of history experts to discuss the project and its themes. The installation will debut in form & concept’s atrium on August 17, 2018, and run through November 2018.
Rewards for smaller contributions include Flying Blue Buffalo stickers, postcards and a signed, limited edition print. Bigger contributors will be rewarded with 3D-printed Flying Blue Buffalo sculptures that have been hand-painted by Armond Lara. Some of the larger sculpture rewards will appear in the Flying Blue Buffalo installation while others won’t, so make sure to pay attention to the “estimated delivery” information in the Rewards details. If your piece appears in the installation, it will be available after the piece comes down in November 2018.
3D Rendering of Armond's Buffalo
Print of Armond's Flying Buffalo Painting
Mini Flying Buffalo
Kickstarter Campaign: January 26 – February 28, 2018 Open House & Panel Discussion: Wednesday, February 17, 2-5 pm | RSVP on Facebook Exhibition: August 17-November 17, 2018