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Old 06-09-2007, 10:45 PM
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okay, here I am

So, just went to a party, had some fun, drank maybe 2 to many, thinking about it all, about sculpture, about you. Tell me what its all about? why do you sculpt? I am 38 , I have been sculpting for 30 years, I have been supporting myself on my art since i was eighteen, for me its about being one with it all , its about sculpting something better then myself.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:01 PM
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Re: okay, here I am

Mark,
Peace of mind/mine (creating) is what its all about to me. All the work in marketing, driving, blood, sweat and tears,etc. is what makes the slices of time for...peace of mind/mine(creating), worth it.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:57 AM
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Peace of mind
Ditto. I sculpt because I need a creative and physical outlet. Distractions fall away when I sculpt, and I manage to do much good thinking when I sculpt (or no thinking at all).
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:27 AM
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My hands have to do something when I sit or when I listen to the radio(lol).
No,it is maybe better not to listen to music when sculpting and to be alert.
Sculpting/painting is an escape of reality for me.

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Old 06-10-2007, 09:40 AM
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I sculpt because I have ideas that I think are worthy of communicating, and at age 29 discovered that I had the ability to sculpt, and it was the most enjoyable thing I had ever done. With the possible exception of painting or music, it is the best means I know to express the subtle and divine aspects of beauty and harmony that I appreciate.

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Old 06-12-2007, 02:02 PM
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Re: okay, here I am

Because making paintings, no matter how damn big and ferocious, could not wear me out.

Because I need to remind the wise-guy upstairs that the rest of the body is actually in charge...remind him who it is who is forking that piece of meat.

Because I one-day might be able to inhabit one of my pieces: a hundred foot portrait of Muhammed Ali made out of junk cars perhaps - and take over the world, stomping through the cities, crushing everything in sight repeating these words "SO YOU NOTICE ME NOW!" Then I will plant my metal ass on the rooftop sculpture garden of the Met, squashing a Calder, assume the pose of the Thinker and get back to my wonderings upon the human predicament.

Because it really is the only thing I love with as much vigor as my family.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:10 AM
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Re: okay, here I am

Hi, While an AIR up in Wyoming last year, I was talking to a young student, the most talented and creative in the whole art dept. and I asked her, What got you interested in art?
Her answer, "It's the only thing I ever thought I was any good at!"

I knew then that I was sitting there talking to a fellow artist, not a student.
she was always in the art studios, and on my best day, I couldn't do work as good as hers.
It's that PASSION and where that passion comes from is anybody's guess.
Have a great day,
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:39 AM
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Of course I use modeling tools, but for miniatures I use not my body
and for digital sculpting a mouse does the job for me.

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Old 06-13-2007, 07:50 PM
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Ironman,

You nailed it, "it's the only thing I'm good at."

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Old 06-13-2007, 10:04 PM
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After doing my first non water sculpture, I looked at it and humbly convinced myself of the truth, that it was beautiful and that I believed I could do more pieces with the same enthusiasm that created that one. I also realized that I had a talent that previously had been an empty creative void waiting to be filled with desire and passion. I haven't stopped since and will probably be like my dad, who at 77 still works in his manufacturing plant designing improvements to his products. I have that in my blood, and have finally embraced it rather that avoid being like my father.

Mark
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:54 PM
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After doing my first non water sculpture, I looked at it and humbly convinced myself of the truth, that it was beautiful and that I believed I could do more pieces with the same enthusiasm that created that one.

Mark
Did you used to do ice too? Swans and weddings, swans and gazeebos and weddings and ice flowers and swans and weddings and gazeebos and hearts and weddings and swans and rabbits and turkeys and santas and fish and swans. lol

I was prescribed Yule marble in 1995 and it is among other things an all natural Zoloft. I agree with Juliana too, its the only place I know where I can get away from myself.
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