Let’s Make Herstory Happen – Support Modern Athena
To honor and celebrate women in art and the world at large, I am fundraising to carve a sculpture that captures the strength, wisdom, and beauty of the female figure at the same scale of Michelangelo’s David – Modern Athena
In 2022, I finished carving a 2,000 lb block into a 48 inch version of the Modern Athena and exhibited it for the Dante Alighieri Society in Charleston. I am a proud recipient of 2021 grants from the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation $2,000 and the Illinois Arts Council Agency $3,225, support from the Chomicz Family Foundation and the Dante Alighieri Society of Charleston in addition to over $20,000 in private donations. Watch the short documentaries “Lifted” by Motion Filmworks and “Herstory” to learn about the beginnings of Modern Athena. In 2023, I published a book Hammer & Stone that uses original photography and poetry to demonstrate techniques for carving marble by hand that is beautifully illustrated with photos of marble quarries in Italy, my wing sculptures and the chiseling of the small scale Modern Athena. It’s available as a Trendsetter Perk with a $45 donation.
My fundraising goal is $400,000 Your tax-deductible contribution will help me obtain the marble for the 17 foot version, execute the carving over a 2/3 year period, afford exhibitions, and develop a documentary film to increase awareness of this important art form. Donate Now
Monthly and One-Time Donations are available
Modern Athena Monument is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions made payable to Fractured Atlas for the purposes of Modern Athena Monument are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you receive a reward in exchange for your donation, the fair market value of that reward will reduce the tax-deductible portion of your donation. The value of the reward you receive will be included in your donation receipt.
Art Lover | $10 Donation
Receive a Personal Email from the Artist. Full of heartfelt thanks and containing her favorite 5 digital images selected from sculpting Modern Athena, Chicago, Athens, Pietrasanta and Carrara that can be used as screen savers or small prints. Donate
Art Trendsetter | $45 Donation
Hit the Books. You will receive my book Hammer & Stone that uses original photography and poetry to demonstrate techniques for carving marble by hand. Beautifully illustrated with photos of marble quarries in Italy, my wing sculptures and the chiseling of Modern Athena. Donate
Art Supporter | $100 Donation
Support the Artist. You will receive a limited edition 8×10 inch print of the 48 inch tall hand carved marble sculpture of the Modern Athena taken by photographer Joseph Kayne and a hand written thank you note. Donate
Art Sponsor | $500 Donation
Sponsor the Artist. You will receive an original 11×14 inch unframed charcoal drawing of your choice for your collection (wings – figurative – landscape), a personal studio visit, and a piece of Italian marble. Plus mentioned as a Sponsor in media. Donate
Art Benefactor | $1,500 Donation
Be a Benefactor. You will receive an original 22×30 inch Chinese ink painting on Fabriano paper of a wing of your choice, a personal studio visit, and a piece of Italian marble. Plus mentioned as a Benefactor in media. Donate
Art Influencer | $10,000
Be Bold. You will receive a limited edition cast version of the 30 inch Modern Athena created by hand using polished cast marble and with colors lapis lazuli, amethyst, and ruby available, personal studio visits, plus mentioned as an Influencer in media. Donate
This program is partially supported by grants from the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Additional support has been provided by the Dante Alighieri Society of Charleston and the Chomicz Family Foundation.