Be A VSS Community Hero
The Visual Snow Initiative is seeking that one special donor that is willing to donate $300,000 or more and enjoy something incredible in return. Receive a life-size marble sculpture along with a once-in-a-lifetime experience to travel to Italy with the artist and pick out your sculpture’s Carrara marble, the finest in the world. 100% of the proceeds will fund Visual Snow research.
The Visual Snow Initiative presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire the ultimate gift and experience. Imagine having a life-size sculpture of you or a loved one to be immortalized in Carrara marble by a highly acclaimed and sought-after sculptor, Mr. Márton Váró, whose masterpieces can be seen around the globe.
Like his predecessors, Mr. Váró hand-selects his marble from Carrara, Italy and has it shipped to his studio. No other quarry on earth produces marble as spectacular as Carrara. Rarer still, is to have a customized work of art sculpted exclusively for you by a modern-day master.
“The idea that the figure actually lives already within the stone, and that a sculptor’s task is to free it rather than create it is once again something which originated, not with the Greeks but with Michelangelo.”
— Márton Váró
Márton Váró lives and works in California, spending summers working in Carrara, Italy.
- Travel to magnificent Tuscany for an Italian getaway to remember, complete with first-class roundtrip airfare for two to Florence and luxury roundtrip ground transportation.
- Enjoy a four-night stay at the exclusive Principe Forte dei Marmi, situated in the seaside town of Versilia on the Tuscan Riviera. Principe Forte dei Marmi offers luxurious and modern accommodations, impeccable service, a world-class spa, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and an exclusive, sophisticated beach club which boasts its own private yacht service.
- Mr. Váró will be your personal guide through the breathtaking Tuscan region. At the Carrara quarry, he will walk you through his selection process as you personally take part in choosing the marble that will soon be hand-sculpted into your life-sized creation.
- After an amazing day at the quarry, enjoy a sumptuous wine-paired dinner for two with Mr. Váró at Ristorante Ciccio Marina.
- A relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment for two at the Egoista Spa at Principe Forte dei Marmi will be part of this experience.
- Watch your sculpture take shape as a film crew captures the creation of your statue at every stage, from start to finish. You will receive your video documentary upon the completion of your sculpture, estimated to be 8 months from date of donation.
- As unique and exceptional as this experience is, owning your own custom Márton Váró sculpture is priceless. The generous donor will have one year from date of purchase to fulfill this experience.
The Visual Snow Initiative is a public charity under the fiscal sponsorship of the Edward Charles Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible under the extent allowed by law.