Character Mould is a urban art project: a sculpture-reference to art toys, character design and skateboarding.
It started in early July 2008 with an idea:
build a oversized mould and cast a giant character out of it …
The basic idea behind it was to create a lasting landmark for public use: an art sculpture that works as skatebowl, a statue that can be a legal graffiti wall …
So a concept was entered into the Podium 08 competition by Land Salzburg … and surprisingly got funded! A tight budget needing the DIY approach of the mentioned subcultures, but at least something to start with ;-)
In early September 2008, just 2 days after getting the good news from Land Salzburg, the first meeting with the mayor of Radstadt took place, and after a short presentation they decided to support the project.