What and Why
The Fab Collab is a group of fabricating artists who join forces and collaborate on designing and fabricating sculpture projects.
Sculpture is art, but, frankly, so is the process of developing and creating sculpture. The Fab Collab maximizes on both of these qualities of art engagement.
A Fab Collab project transpires over 4 to 5 days. The entire fabrication process happens on site and in plain view of the public which makes it a 4 to 5 day performance piece. During this time viewers are encouraged to engage with the artists which gives the viewer a unique and personal experience with the work. There is a true sense of artistic community formed at Fab Collab events.
Viewers have the opportunity to watch the artists work as though they are in the artist's studio. The artists provide demonstrations on carpentry, metal fabrication, textiles, and mixed media assemblage. They are there to work as much as they are there to answer questions and explain their artistic process.
Each Fab Collab series has a climax so to speak. Whether it’s simply unveiling the finished piece or setting the finished piece ablaze in a moment of frenzied anticipation, the climax is a moment that is sure to assemble a captive audience.
Each Fab Collab project is custom designed and site-specific. Tailoring the project to suit the needs of the patron is a lot of fun for both the artist and the patron.
The completed sculptures are weatherproof and made to last for a determined amount of time, be it 1 month, 1 year or indefinitely. The completed sculptures are the property of the patron.
Fab Collab projects start at $10,000 and can be scaled to suit whatever the imagination can produce.