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Old 04-07-2011, 02:34 PM
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Re: About scale in sculpture

"BURGER BEAR'S". Sounds good to me. Put that thing on top the building where I can see it from the freeway and I'll pull off the road fer sure and order a Triple Grizzly, Kodiak fries and a Chocolate Polar shake.

Exactly Craig.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:08 PM
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Re: About scale in sculpture

Another BIG bear - great looking sculpture by Tim Hawkinson.

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Old 04-07-2011, 03:17 PM
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Another BIG bear - great looking sculpture by Tim Hawkinson.

That works at being (scale). Yellow bad, stone good.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:22 PM
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E: ""BURGER BEAR'S". Sounds good to me. Put that thing on top the building where I can see it from the freeway and I'll pull off the road fer sure and order a Triple Grizzly, Kodiak fries and a Chocolate Polar shake."

..."but hold the claw slaw."
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:42 PM
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Cheese...I do like that Hawkinson one. I'll let that be art. Had I a great collection of boulders (and the right crane) I'd be managing my individual improvement in a similar fashion.

Very pertinent addition to this thread.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:58 PM
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Re: About scale in sculpture

Still, there is something about that giant yellow teddy...it reminds me of the giant rampaging Michelin man in Ghostbusters. At 7 meters high it's a nightmare, and you would choke on your burger if he peeked inside the window. With that lamp slicing through his head!

The stone teddy is really cool and nice photo with kids running in front of it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:01 PM
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There is a HUGE difference between a visual treat....and visual art. Huge.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:43 AM
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...it reminds me of the giant rampaging Michelin man in Ghostbusters.
That would be The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:34 AM
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That would be The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
Haha, thanks for the correction, Cheese. Obviously it had a big impact on me.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:50 PM
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Re: About scale in sculpture

there is always human scale. vitruvius explains scale as a start and end point, he describes how architects learnt their craft [architects and artists were considered similar,] by the application of art [example vitruvian man below] and architecture scale coming from the human form and proportion, also how a greek temple started at the base at the steps leading in, the saying 'put your best foot forward' literally means this -as the first step should be as the last so one enters the temple on the leading foot. afterall, our entire experience with the universe is subjective.
i find that sculpture responds well at head and full human scale, our experience of it at 1:1 is direct -so a fundamental. but post 2 is as correct as any answer.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:47 PM
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Re: About scale in sculpture

The vast majority of my sculptures are what I call "table top size" - anywhere from 1/4 to 1/10 lifesize (usually horses - I try to do figurative work at a slightly larger scale when I can). One consideration nobody's mentioned is the weight of the finished piece. I don't know about y'all, but I take my sculptures to shows where I have a booth and sell to the public. The sculptures being "portable" is important for that reason, as well as for the trophies I do (with fine art bronzes - for high end shows like the Palm Beach Dressage Derby which has two of my bronzes as their top trophies).

I've done a couple of human busts at life size and a full human figure at 1/4 life-size - I really like that scale. My six foot tall husband is 18" tall in bronze and it was a lot easier to get the details right at that size than when it's a rider on a 1/8 life-size horse. I've done some riders with my horses that are so small, the face is the size of the end of my pinky. Those took magnifying lenses for me to be able to see what I was doing.

Sometimes the client will tell me how big a piece they want. Other times, I come up with measurements for several different scales and then print out a photo of the piece that size so I can choose which one suits the piece best. And sometimes the piece tells me how big it wants to be. I just tell my clients that I'm not doing scale models of them or their horses. I'll do the piece to measure to get it started, and then the art takes over.

For me, the proper scale is whatever seems to suit the piece, unless that piece is intended for a specific installation and has to be a certain size.

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Old 05-18-2011, 06:43 AM
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Re: About scale in sculpture

Put a door in the foot, a ladder inside, observation holes behind the eyes, water guns pointing out of the nose, and you have a winner! What kid doesn't want to see the world through the eyes of a giant teddy bear,and attack their family with snot cannons?
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