Sculpture Park for visually impaired people

«Légende d’Automne» is a park of bronze sculptures to look at and to touch. It is unique in Switzerland and in Europe.

What’s it about?

In 18 scenes, «Légende d’Automne» tells the story why trees lose their leaves in autumn. The City of Lausanne has donated a park where we hope to install the project in a very near future.

«We» that means the association created for realization of the project.

The park will be dedicated to blind and partially sighted people, allowing them to easily access the arts.  However, the park will be open to everybody and we are convinced that you too would take pleasure in walking the enchanted place.

Meet the artist

I am Sara.H, sculptor. Among the various materials that I use, bronze is the one I definitely prefer. It has such a soft and sensual touch; it is simply beautiful. Hence, this project will be made in bronze. It has been in my mind for years, slowly taking shape. Three years ago I’ve finally embarked on the creative adventure. It is such a huge enterprise, with regard to working hours as well as financial needs. It takes a lot of willpower and imagination to pull it through.

Why do we need your help ?

It is my wish to offer “Légende d’Automne” to the population of the city, of the canton and beyond. It will be a fantastic approach to the arts, a place to meet people, feel tranquillity and magic, or simply take a stroll through the world of fairy tales. This is why I’d like to involve everybody in achieving our goal. Actually, quite a lot of financial support has already been offered by individuals.

Your contribution will be entirely invested in the project, not one cent will be lost in administrative cost.

Also remember that the sculpture park is a long term project that will brighten up the Lausanne city for many years.

Our Rewards

What is the total budget?

The total budget is CHF 600’000, CHF 370’000 of which are at present assured. Our goal is to finance a half scene out of 18 in total (CHF 15’000)

Who are our main donators?

Our main donators include foundations and institutions involved in the sector of blindness. Also several companies, banks and associations.

Thank you very much for joining us in the adventure !

Project Status

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51
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16’430
of CHF 15’000
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109 %
percent reached
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This project ended successfully on 2013-12-30 12:00!

Rewards

CHF
15.-
5 taken
45 / 50 available
You will receive a CD of the Légende d’Automne story (read in French)
CHF
30.-
3 taken
37 / 40 available
You will receive an illustration of the book Légende d’Automne with passe-partout (4 different illustrations are available)
CHF
50.-
4 taken
26 / 30 available
You will receive a set of two illustrations of the book Légende d’Atomne with passe-partout (4 different illustrations are available)
CHF
80.-
1 taken
9 / 10 available
You will receive as automn fashion accessory a fancy and unique silk scarf, different colours available
CHF
80.-
4 taken
6 / 10 available
You will receive as automn fashion accessory a trendy woolen shawl, different colours are available
CHF
80.-
2 taken
8 / 10 available
You will receive as automn fashion accessory a stylish hat, each piece is unique
CHF
90.-
1 taken
19 / 20 available
You will receive a complete set of four illustrations of the book Légende d’Automne with passe-partout
CHF
100.-
14 taken
6 / 20 available
You will receive the illustrated book Légende d’Automne (text in French), signed by the authof, Sara.H
CHF
150.-
1 taken
4 / 5 available
You will receive an invitation for the vernissage of the first installation in spring 2014 (for two persons)
CHF
200.-
1 taken
3 / 4 available
You will receive an invitation for lunch or dinner at the president’s house in Lausanne (for two persons)
CHF
300.-
2 taken
0 / 2 available
You will receive an invitation to spend a day with Sara.H in her workshop in Mathod (for two persons)
CHF
600.-
1 taken
2 / 3 available
You will receive a necklace with a bronze leaf pendant, emblem of Légende d’Automne, exclusive creation by Sara.H
CHF
1’000.-
1 taken
1 / 2 available
You will receive a terra-cotta sculpture of one character of the legend, exclusive creation by Sara.H
CHF
3’000.-
0 taken
1 / 1 available
You will receive a terra-cotte sculpture set of two characters of the legend, exclusive creation by Sara.H
Pledged without rewards:
CHF 11’465.-

About the Initiators

Sara.H, a self-taught sculptor, is passionate about adding magic to anything she creates. She resumes her art as follows: « Sculpture is music, which one listens to with the eyes and plays with one’s finger tips.»
For the huge project «Légende d’Automne» she has founded a non-profit association, staffed by volunteers only.