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Old 03-11-2010, 11:39 AM
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Okay, I'm gonna document the making of this larger piece from start to finish. Heres the beginning...scribbles on the chalkboard as I siz-up whats available in the boneyard. It likely wont look too much like this raw sketch...but its how things get moving. I imagine it will be ready to show this summer if anyone will have it.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:12 AM
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cant wait to see the process matt. get your son to take some pics of you in action like you did in your portal wip. that would be cool. like the chulk board idea. i have just started drawing a bit before i carve. after the longest time resisting doing it. but i can now say that it can be a good idea.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:28 AM
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Progress has slowed as I have indecision about the use of some scrap that was painted red (that heavy-duty skin of a playground coating). It is great stock for the sculpture but the color might provide for undesirable visual distraction. Been considering either burning it off or hoping I can ignore it and just move forward (or perhaps wait til I salvage some appropriate lengths of unpainted steel...which brings the element of luck into the mix). So sessions of "go-time" have yet to begin. The chalk drawing has been washed away, further yet predicting that the piece will move in a different direction.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:49 AM
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considering either burning it off or hoping I can ignore it
5 minute paint remover. Its worth the $7-8.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:58 AM
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Or sandblasting? Might come up with an interesting surface with it partially or mostly blasted. Won't help the composition though. More is needed there.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:34 AM
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Won't help the composition though. More is needed there.
Are you saying the chalk drawing doesn't spark for you?
I'm liking it. It's a conversation starter at the very least. You know, if it came to life right now, what sound effect would it make?
It has strength & the self absorbed energy of a 9 year old or an artist. Good stuff.
Now go make it. Use the red stuff & don't worry about the paint. Would the 9 year old care, or would it just become part of the source of energy?
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:23 AM
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"Just make it" sounds like good advice. Thanks G.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:25 AM
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I'm happy your doing this and I wish more of you would take us through your process from beginning to end. I think the process is a art form in itself.

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What I would like to know is what initiated this piece. A dream, vision ? beer ? How was it you decided on this and what influenced you. How about a picture of the bone yard.

For those of you interested I am also doing this on my Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denis-...791293?created

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Old 03-30-2010, 12:51 PM
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As with every sculpture I make, even my figurative ones, this piece came about by a physical need to act upon an impulse caused by something the compositional sensibility identified amongst the piles of matter that I have at my disposal. The size of red poles determined the scale, and the additional elements, the "filling out" of it will occur quite spontaneously as the challenge of the process attempts to define boundaries (which I will attempt NOT to surrender-to). In the end, this event will hopefully have defied expectations and improved my relationship with the haze-like matter as well as my relationship with the matter-like haze. More intersting thoughts/feelings all round.

Updated pic of the boneyard, comin up.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:55 PM
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You've started something here that is interesting and could be enlightening. I'm with Giotto; we want more. The sketch---did it come before the boneyard thoughts, or were you really trying to find places for rusty pieces? Maybe you can't put a priority. Tell us. I'm also with Grommet; why have you destroyed the sketch? It's too late now to say "just do it". Once you start disrobing, the customers will begin stomping on the floor if you stop.
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