Cameron Stalheim is a sculptor from Baltimore working on his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For his thesis he is embarking on a monumental piece of work. Cameron will be sculpting a huge, 30-foot long merman, using gay porn star Colby Keller as his model.
The crux of the thesis, in Cameron's words, "questions the relationship between fantasy, reality and the objectification that happens in between." To achieve this sculpture Colby's body will be cast into plastic using skin-safe silicone. At which point will be turned into a merman, lying serpentine.
This will be a very challenging project, both technically and artistically. Casing any model, especially one the shape and size of Colby Keller, is not easy. Plus it is not cheap either. So Cameron is turning to Kickstarter to raise funds for his thesis.
He estimates he will need $5,000 to fund his thesis, and has given a deadline of Saturday December 21, 2013 at 10:15am EST. If he fails to reach that amount, he will have to come up with another idea for his thesis.
So this your chance to see Colby Keller immortalized in a sculpture! To donate go to Myth as Object and click the video below.