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Old 12-10-2006, 09:56 AM
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Well after years of traveling around and visiting varous cities,Chatanooga TN,Nashville TN,Gainsville GA,Suwanee GA,Dalton GA,and Ellijay GA,"ACE" is going to Newnan,GA on a 350 acer horse farm that trains for the olympic three day even,and fox hunts.He is the last of my early Horse series,94 to 01.He also the first horse sold to a real "horse" farm,and he proudly sits in the country where he belongs.Kind of sad to see him go,but also making one great Christmas for the kids.Photo atached not so hot,but I will go back in spring when everything is green.........IA fellow sculptors keep the faith,it only took alsmost six years to sell "ace"
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:51 PM
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Iron Ant,

Hooray!! Congrats on the sale of "ACE". I'm glad he's in an appropriate place. Good message about the value of patience as well.

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Old 12-10-2006, 07:46 PM
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Congratulations, Eric. I like your whole series of these open horses, and as G. Murdoch says, it's good that this one has found a proper, permanent home.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:28 AM
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Congradulations Iron Ant! It looks right at home there, green grass or not.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:53 AM
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WAY TO GO, ANT!!!!!!!!!!!
I like your perseverance too.
Have a great day,
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:32 PM
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Horses don't retire... they're put out to pasture.
hope this is the first of many

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Old 12-14-2006, 08:59 AM
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Graham,patients comes with experience,but it can stress the mind if you do no learn to absorb it.

Fritchie,thanks,the whole thery was lines of light in space,fluid and organic,but a horse of course in the end.I really do not fuss with true perporsions,more stylized.

Fused,Im embaresed because you aRE SO RIGHT.tHE REAL 'aCE" WAS PUT OUT TO PASTURE when I lived on are horse farm from 87 to 97,I had to take care of him.He was a retired rodeo horse,and after nine years I had to have him put down.I looked the other way,but I still hear the thud of him hitting the ground,so this horse actually ment a lot to me,and that is why I was stoked to have him placed on a working horse farm.

This got me thinking what is the longest someone has had a sculpture ,and then years later sold it?I belive it is six for me.......................IA
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:24 AM
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Terrific news, IA. Seems like he found the perfect home.
I recently sold a five year old sculpture, so you still have the record so far.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:41 AM
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[quote=JAZ]Terrific news, IA. Seems like he found the perfect home.
I recently sold a five year old sculpture, so you still have the record so far.
JAZ[/QUOT

Jazz,selling an older sculpture is a great felling,because are hard work making it is long behind us,seems easier to let go...IA
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I'm gald your piece found a good home.It looks great there. I recently sold a 600 lb steel tricyle titled "X-600" that had been languishing for 5 years. (if I could I would attach an image but I'm no good with this new-fangled typing tv machine. Its on my site evaldart.com) It now resides on an estate in the Berkshire Mountains . Not exactly fitting but good enough. I hesitated for a second because the piece grew on me over time, thematically different than anything I had done before. I have already replaced it with a human scale (4' x 8') steel rat-trap called "pest control". Maybe it too will one day pay some bills.
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Now that's the kind of news I like to hear. Congratulations! But isn't it nice when a piece sells after so long? It's like found money. Best part is it went to a good home.
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