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Old 12-13-2010, 01:11 PM
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The Big Rush

This is my latest, growing in size. It's 21" tall.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:26 PM
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Re: The Big Rush

All good. I cant find a thing to complain about. Imagine that.

The new size has let you get even better....imagine now what 41 inches will do.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:53 PM
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This is my latest, growing in size. It's 21" tall.
Love the second view (no pun intended) , the "rush" sensation appears more obvious at that angle where boots are literaly flying ... there`s a skating swing to it somehow. Great Rika.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:59 PM
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Its ALIVE!
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:12 PM
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Re: The Big Rush

For color balance, she might need one of shorsvan's red neckties.

The figure and face are well rendered, and you did well to go with the dynamic pose versus the one considered earlier.

I don't understand why one of the two wheels under the cart is skewed.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:11 PM
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Re: The Big Rush

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I don't understand why one of the two wheels under the cart is skewed.
Because she's long legged,wearing red boots, is nakid, and running real fast. That skewed wheel is one of my favorite parts--brilliant!
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:15 PM
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I, too, can't wait to see what you do with 41 inches.
Fabulous.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:49 AM
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Re: The Big Rush

Fantastic, I love it . The boots make it all work. im wondering wotz in the barrow or wot is she racing to collect in such a hurry that she would be dressed for such hot weather? I am thinking she might be food waiter at Calligula's Roman court?
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:43 AM
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Re: The Big Rush

Good balance and dynamic in all views. That's not easy. I'm for a larger size also, but if you go over about even 30 inches, you're no longer "table size", so rethinking exhibit is a must.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:17 AM
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Re: The Big Rush

Thank you all.

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All good. I cant find a thing to complain about. Imagine that.
There's always something...maybe you just don't want to.

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Love the second view (no pun intended) , the "rush" sensation appears more obvious at that angle where boots are literaly flying ... there`s a skating swing to it somehow.
I'm liking the skating reference. Bringing inward the raised leg made a huge difference in terms of the "rush" sensation and presence.

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Its ALIVE!
Now if I could make it MOVE!

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For color balance, she might need one of shorsvan's red neckties.

The figure and face are well rendered, and you did well to go with the dynamic pose versus the one considered earlier.

I don't understand why one of the two wheels under the cart is skewed.
I think more colour would have been too much.
About the wheel: An unexpected glitch caused it, I liked it very much, it adds to the narrative.

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I, too, can't wait to see what you do with 41 inches.
As soon as I work out a new way of construction...

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Fantastic, I love it . The boots make it all work. im wondering wotz in the barrow or wot is she racing to collect in such a hurry that she would be dressed for such hot weather? I am thinking she might be food waiter at Calligula's Roman court?
Scrap, that's exactly what I was hoping the viewer would respond to the work. I have my own version of what it is about of course, but others almost always beat me with better stories.

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if you go over about even 30 inches, you're no longer "table size", so rethinking exhibit is a must.
Fritchie, can you elaborate on what do you mean?
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:27 AM
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Re: The Big Rush

Nice piece Rika!:
Regarding the size reference: when you get up over a certain size (I'd say 36" to 42" ) you have to consider how and on what the piece will be shown. Small work like the 21" isn't a problem since pedestals normally run 30" to 36" high with a 12" square top or less. And custom pedestals can be made of course but they're expensive. I have a couple of 40" inch bronzes that show well on a gallery's 30" pedestal but larger than that gets precarious and a custom base needs to be made for a taller piece to show properly... rather than stick it on the floor. (Unless it's life-size or larger.) None of this is a problem if you're supplying your own pedestals or if you're working with a gallery that will custom make a base that satisfies you as to what height the work will be shown. Also the collector will have their own ideas as to how and on what they will show it in their house or wherever but until that happens you want it to look as good as possible in a gallery setting.
I think that 36" to 40" high is a great height for figurative sculptures.

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Old 12-14-2010, 03:07 PM
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Thanks Mack for the insight. According to what you say, the piece already requires a custom pedestal, since the lenght of the base is 20".

Is the 30-40" scale most in demand with buyers?
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:33 PM
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Of course it depends on who's doing the buying...but I've been told that by my foundry and some of the galleries. A lot of these collectors have big houses and they can find places for the larger work.
Regarding your piece, it will probably need a custom pedestal to show it best but barring that, a gallery table should work just fine.
I've done a lot of woodwork and have built a number of pedestals..they're not that complicated but you do have to have a few tools to make the mitered joints fit well.
What are your plans for this piece?
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:13 AM
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Re: The Big Rush

Really enjoy revisiting this piece, Rika...

I can't take my eyes away from that wayward, mid-stride right leg: There's a nearly flippant, even defiant air to the gesture/positioning--
Akin to perfectly-positioned hand nestled upon an expertly-cocked hip.

Such great work!
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:02 AM
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What are your plans for this piece?
A possible show.

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I can't take my eyes away from that wayward, mid-stride right leg: There's a nearly flippant, even defiant air to the gesture/positioning--
Akin to perfectly-positioned hand nestled upon an expertly-cocked hip.

Such great work!
Thanks, Obseq. I must say the photos exaggerate the gesture somewhat from some angles.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:05 AM
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Is the 30-40" scale most in demand with buyers?
That maybe true for average buyers. However for recognition, I bet a few BIG pieces will go much further--have the smaller pieces for buyers who can't afford a piece of the real action. The work has to go where it wants to go--don't bind its feet the way the Chinese once did to make women more "attractive".
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:20 AM
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Rika:
I agree with Joe on that. The size thing I was referring to was for editions where you'd be doing multiples of the same piece and considering what size might work best regarding sales. If your sculptures are one of a kind, or a small edition, size shouldn't be determined by anything but what the piece demands. And as Henry Moore used to say:"There is nothing like a good big-un!"

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