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ABOUT ART SERIES - IN SUPPORT OF ORIGINAL CREATIONS BY ARTISTS WE LOVE
XM's Art Series is an initiative to promote and support original work by incredibly talented artists. Often, Artists create original works but are unable to fund and manage the product life cycle process; manufacturing, production, quality control, packaging, marketing and distribution. As a result, many of these amazing works never get the chance to be produced which is a great pity. XM created this Art Series line specially to help give these Artists a chance to make their original creations into reality - turning concepts into the finest quality cold cast porcelain products; the renowned XM quality. While there are no licensing fees due to originality of these concepts, these Art Pieces will only be produced in strictly limited quantity (It's Art Pieces - not collectibles) so they will not be cheap as no efforts will be spared. Only the highest quality raw materials, design and engineering, packaging and quality assurance will be used. And the final product is the heart, mind and soul of the Artists - no interference from XM or licensors, just pure unadulterated original work of art by the artists you love and support. From a sustainability perspective, there needs to be minimum order quantity, defined as goals, before the project makes it to production and surpassing the goal means more bonus for the Artists, yay! Rest assured - XM pledges that Artists are guaranteed to be fully paid on professional commercial standards even in the event the project does not commence due to insufficient orders. This is XM's investment and commitment in supporting these Artists. This is the Art Series.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Caleb Nefzen studied Visual Arts and worked as a graphic designer in Advertising industry for many years until 3D design sparked an interest in him. Backed by strong design fundamentals and a never give-up attitude, Caleb took it upon himself to learn 3D software and design principles. His natural talent soon landed him professional work for various Indie video games, 3D Animated Shorts before ultimately finding himself doing what he loves most - making collectible statues for amazing companies. His newfound passion reflects his desire to create objects of wonder, happiness and excitement to people. Friends of Caleb think of him as a simple man who enjoys watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, reading and meditation.
AN ORIGINAL ART PIECE FROM THE CREATIVE MIND OF SCULPTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE, CALEB NEFZEN
Possibly the strongest and most famous God in Norse Mythology, Thor is the hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength and the protection of mankind. This prominent god is the subject of Sculptor Caleb Nefzen's personal project and vision. Caleb designs a wisen and battle-harden God who despite having great powers, has chosen to live with humans in Midgard as a vigilant protector against creatures and foes who would threaten the peace of mankind. This elaborate piece includes armor designs influenced and inspired by the Viking Age, a period where Thor enjoyed high popularity during recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period.
Orders open date: Fri, 4th May 2018 11:00 GMT+8.
All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its 1st goal (300 orders)by Fri, July 6 2018 11:00 PM GMT+8. If total orders do not meet the goal, XM will notify all who have paid and issue a full refund and project will not be produced.
Goal 1: 300 Orders and above. Standard edition comes with;
Original Winged Helmet Portrait
1 x Mjölnir
1 x Viking War Sword
1 x Viking Shield
1 x Intricately sculpted base
Special Art Print signed by Caleb himself!
Famous high quality XM packaging
Goal 2: 500 Orders and above. Everyone gets extra goodies!
Additional Portrait (Ram Horn Helmet version)
1 x Viking Battle Axe
FINAL PRODUCT WILL BE FULLY PAINTED IN COLOR. ESTIMATED PRODUCTION TIME REQUIRED IS 4 - 6 MONTHS FROM ORDER CLOSURE DATE. SHIPPING RATES TO BE CONFIRMED CLOSE TO DATE OF SHIPPING.