2020 – Untitled CWelch Project (aka: TBD)


Untitled CWelch Project (aka: TBD)


I really don’t know how to describe this beast. It is an interactive wood sculpture in the shape of an 8′ circle / drum. People will be encouraged to climb inside, either alone or with a friend, to make it rock back and forth.

Will it need power?


If it will need power, what is your power plan?

I intend to light it with battery powered LEDs. If something falls through with that plan I may need to light it from the outside using ground spots and a small generator.

Does the piece incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is it climbable?


If it does incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is climbable what is your safety plan? [(Note: if flame effects are used, your project will be subject to inspection by the Burnable Art Lead, who has final say if your project will burn during the event).]

It is climbable and meant to be interacted with. It has been designed with safety in mind, taking into account the various ways in which people can be dicks and do something stupid. It will be wide enough so it can’t fall over, and will have “stoppers” on it so that it can’t roll all the way over. That being said, it’s Flipside and people and everyone should be playing by adult rules. I will make it as dummy proof as possible, I promise.

Have you completed any other large scale art projects? (In this media? Where and when? How did the project go? Do you have pictures or recordings?)

Yes, I created 4 large rocking horses out of plywood and lumber using a similar method, and have since made many other plywood sculptures. The Four Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse was a successful, and beloved, project. They traveled to numerous events (many burns) and had lots of people climb on them, ride them, do really stupid shit on them and both riders and rocking horses survived. You can see images of them and other wood sculptures I’ve made here:

How much money do you need? (Up to $575) We are looking for a thorough itemized budget and the amount of grant money you are requesting.Please include a reasonably researched estimate of the cost of the materials you expect to need.

I am requested $575. I’ve created a project plan that includes a budget. I feel confident my budget is pretty close to the reality, based on experience and research. I understand that $575 is a large request, but I have proven that I can conceptualize and complete large projects. Plus, this piece will be super interactive and enhance the Flipside experience. Project Plan/Budget can be found here:

If you want to upload something for the budget you can do that here:

What is your timeline detailing the planning, creation, installment, and removal of your project?

Project plan timeline is here:

Optional but encouraged: detailed drawings, CAD files/SketchUp documents, sketches, or other graphic illustrations of your creative concept.


We would like the artists to give community workshops outside of Flipside. Do you think you have a workshop idea that could be provided to the community? If so, please tell us what it is.

I’m still trying to figure all this crap out myself, I can’t imagine trying to teach someone, much less many, people what I do. That being said, I am open to it if I can figure out how to make that happen.

By applying for this grant you agree that if given the funds you plan to:

Work to compete your project by Flipside, Save and provide receipts of materials greater than or equal to grant amount by 07/25/20. If you do not provide this information you be disqualified from receiving a grant in the future., Complete a follow up report so we can learn

You may upload photos/recording of past projects here *You must have a Google account to do so.


We will be having the 2021 Ignition Philter fundraiser after the fall town hall (usually held in late September/ early October.) Would you be willing to bring the piece back for that event?


Have you received funding from any other entity or regional for this piece previously? If so, who and how much?