Sunday, September 30, 2007

Gustav Vigeland

Want to see what it would be like if a sculptor
had the opportunity to work on one train of thought his whole life?
Gustav Vigeland concerned himself with the circle of life: Birth through
adolescence to old age, love to hate, happy to mad.
The granite sculptures are fabulous as individual works and
absolutely astounding as a complete body of work.
Go here to see more.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Weird and Unusual Sculptures

here to see more strange and unusual public sculptures.
These are so much fun.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Life Cast vs. Sculptural Form


Sculptor Don Gale
This is a good example of the difference between real life and sculptural form. Though form from real life is beautiful, Sculptural form must be purposeful and designed. Sometimes real is not enough--it needs to be carried a little further.Norman Rockwell said "You have to throw the ball twice as hard against the wall in order to make it come back half as far." This exageration gives your sculpture a greater sense of beauty and understanding. Of course, your own style and individuality dictate the shapes you make, but just remember - your shapes should be made on purpose. Always think.

Ron Mueck Pics and Video

Here's an amazing guy! Take a look at the video too. Click on the Link image of Ron Mueck on the right to see the video. Enjoy.