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The Academy Award for best animated short film last night went to "Mr Hublot," which is available free on YouTube. (Direct link to video)
Mr HUBLOT ArtBook (the art of Mr Hublot) from MrHublot on Vimeo.
The film is about "a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion."
Yesterday Egils and I transported my just-finished sculpture to the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine for the Invited New England Sculptors exhibit. Lindley Briggs has been curator for the show each summer for a number of years and I have been fortunate that she has the patience to include my work in the sculpture courtyard [...]Add a Comment
This is my sculpture of the 'Geneseo Bear" 9 inches high.
He is in for repairs as he jumped off a shelf. He is ok, just the street light is off kilter.
The Bronze Bear
The Bronze Bear Fountain is on Main Street, Geneseo, New York
Just off campus, in the center of Main Street in Geneseo sits the famous Bronze Bear statue. "The Bear"
also plays host to any number of spontaneous decorations and pranks throughout the academic year. A
story also circulates that one of the wealthy Wadsworth daughters saw the bear fountain in a small town in
Germany, fell in love with it, bought it, and sent it back to Geneseo in the early 19th century. This story is
unverified, but an excerpt from a history of the family that settled the valley implies that this is not true,
and that the fountain was designed and built for its current location: "[Main Street] is still dominated by a
drinking fountain for horses dedicated to Mrs. Emmeline Austin Wadsworth. For some obscure reason its
designer placed a short pole in its center on top of which sits a cunning little iron bear, who is generally
known as 'Aunt Emmeline'.
The Wadsworths of the Genesee. New York: Coward-McCann. 1959. pp. 205.
|it rolled part of the way, and "floated" the rest. Hey, that's me...|
|"geodesic sphere" made entirely of recycled newspaper and masking tape|
|all ready to go!|
|decorated with tinsel and glow sticks, filled with balloons.|
Some of them popped en route and sounded like firecrackers.
Looking for a unique Christmas gift? For only £285 you can take home one of these gorgeous felt beetles (measuring a huge 52cm across!) by Louise Evans (aka: Felt Mistress). Of course, you may need to buy a second one for yourself.Add a Comment
(Video link) This seven minute video shows the process for sculpting a hand in water-based clay by Philippe Faraut.
The general thought process is very similar to painting in opaque oils. You first establish the big forms, then carve them down to smaller planes and finally blend and refine the surface and the small details.
The artist's website, with more info on his materials and tools
Mr. Faraut's books:
Mastering Portraiture- Advanced Analyses of the Face Sculpted in Clay
Portrait Sculpting: Anatomy and Expressions in Clay
The painted owl belly cast is finished! I sculpted the flower from scratch (it's not a flower dipped in plaster) and am quite happy about how sturdy it feels, never having done sculpture before. The belly looks so beautiful, so amazing! The even more amazing part is when my doula, Suzanne Moquin (of Gentle Touch Birth Services), came for a visit today to help present it to the new mom, touched the cast and could feel how the baby had been positioned inside her body- where the bum and where the head was. So ridiculously amazing. What a way to capture your pregnancy, hey? Can hardly wait to get these casts professionally photographed!
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SWELL Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach celebrated the unity of nature and art under a shining Sun. September 18th 2010. Spread wisely along the Currumbin Beach, the contemporary visual arts exhibition of sculptures, by artist from around Australia, is rapidly gaining huge popularity among Gold Coasters and tourists from all over the world. This was my first visit and I can only thank my friend Olga for inviting me there. The frustration of being unable to find a parking place was a clear sign of the growing popularity of the SWELL Sculpture Festival that started seven years ago. The impact of each unique sculpture integrated into the natural landscape is a quite powerful experience. Nature seemed to like it too, with the Sun shining down and a friendly breeze from the blue Pacific Ocean seemingly inviting viewers to stroll along the beach from one sculpture to the next. My favourite was #02 by John Dahlsen from NSW. Photo ... Read the rest of this postAdd a Comment
The staff and pals of the Eric Carle Museum have taken it upon themselves to insure that my large sculpture, The Red Elephant, remains cozy for the rest of the New England spring by "Yarn Bombing" him: Besides being great fun, The Red Elephant's new look is in service of promoting pals Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen's new book Extra Yarn. This is the first of what I hope will be a series ofAdd a Comment
The Wagman for performing the conversion.