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Old 07-15-2006, 03:42 PM
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Re: Is bodycasting really art?

It left me feeling quite empty, the work feels utterly lifeless and cold, which is odd given that it is actually portraying humans. I can not reconcile this in my mind, being accustomed to feeling both the life force of the artist in the work and in good art - the individual life force of the work itself. My gut instinct says this work was not done by an artist but by a technician because it has no energy - it feels dead or like a zerox copy.

MountainSong's remarks are dead-on observations of what happens almost everytime some one uses bodycasting...there is a lack of life, a lack of spark that moves the figure. The static quality that is a result of the process creates an artistic deadness in a figure that should have the qualities of life.
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