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this is a piece I called " Mr Figment" The head is a boulder I found in a near by creek bed.The torso is from a grey block which was in my sister's driveway! The hat is made from granite wheelbarrow scraps. it went on to become a full piece, belgium black marble pants and pair of shoes,made of the same, I have to follow up with the man who bought it, to get some pictures.[ I may find the couple I had.]
Fritch, Adrian, and Roy thanks for the compliments,there gratefully taken!
Us stone guys can listen too! Let's hear it!
03-24-2004, 08:30 PM
I like it a lot! This is folksy, but at the same time sophisticated, with its found objects and multiple perspectives. Give me more!
03-24-2004, 09:36 PM
Gdog - I agree with jwebb; this is very impressive. It hardly looks like stone at all, and for such a whimsical (and sophisticated) piece, I consider that a high compliment. Keep them coming!
I appreciate the words, it means a lot to me,I really owe the photographer of these pictures anything he would ask of me! He was all beside himsef when I made these pieces. He was promotional in his entusiasm, He came to our shop and we moved a few slabs for back drops and got some really great pictures! I have one more to show you, I saved my best for last , this has been the piece which has done well for me, It's only a photo and its's all that I have left, I did sell the piece, and a picture of it in it's final resting place will wrap that one up for me, I had to remake the red base in the same material in order to accomadate an oval antique table. And Iv'e yet to see the piece on this new base. I'm think'in of this same photographer ,if you know what I mean?. It's called " Bootless Fury". I've several pieces in the rough,may be able to post 1 or 2! thanx again!
Your aesthetic is intriguing. The colors really add a lot to the style of the "Abe" figure and the black of the bull is beautiful. Both have personality. Nice.
Hi, and thank you Joyce, you gave me a nice welcome awhile back,and I botched up the reply, I did go to the other sight and was very impressed with the work you've been doing! I'm going to try send a picture of the bull in an early stage , in an attempt to show a little more facial detail. unfortunately I've taken the importance of photography lightly early on.
If this picture goes thru it should give everyone a good idea of the process I employed,[ It's called shoot from the hip,this piece started out as a single horn!, and came to pass.]
I can surely relate to the "it started out as one horn" process. I have a nine foot piece that started when a guy named Charlie gave me a brake drum (disc?) to see what I'd do with it.
I like the muscular curves of the bull...and the color. It looks like restrained power.
that's great, I would love to see that nine foot piece, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" or should we say brake drum (disc?). I've got the start'in part down pat,it's just that I become peculiarly reluctant to finish, it's still the journey, unfinished!,so to speak.
The Abe figure sat as it was on that same piece of green granite forever covered with dust. The woman who purchased the bull seen it and told me she would buy it, she didn't. however that got the gears rolling again,[ I had been discouraged because it had not been accepted in an exhibit, I gave up on it.] I couldn't decide on a base so I decided to make it a complete figure.There is more to the story etc. another gentleman purchased this piece that would probably still be sitt'in covered with dust.You just never know?
"But if he is not well mixed and averaged,then he needs to achieve something, build a railroad, make a fortune, write an Illiad, as a compensation to himself for his abnormal position." R.W.E.
"I had been discouraged because it had not been accepted in an exhibit, I gave up on it"
You can't put too much weight on one juror's opinion. Rejections can happen for some pretty random things, like maybe they already had enough stone pieces and wanted some wood or steel ones, or they had enough vertical orientation ones, or the juror prefers minimalism, or whatever. Be brave about sending things back out.
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