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beeninsane
« on: June 01, 2005 02:58:13 PM »

This is a piece I did for an art show a few years back.

Its depicts the manipulating hands of the media trying to cover up what it perceives as less beautiful than the skeletal muses that it promotes on a daily basis.

http://cust.educ.ubc.ca/PhotoAlbum/artedelta/images/o_jpg.jpg

I would love to know what everybody thinks of it  Smiley

I love the direction I was taking it in, but the finished product seemed very incomplete to me. Then again, I am a classic perfectionist.

I apoligize if the link does not work, im very new to this site  Wink thanks!
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minouette
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2005 05:09:55 PM »

I think that's pretty nifty. I like how you play with the 3rd dimension. I've made a couple of paintings with hands jutting out of the plane. I also tend to like anything with hands, particularly if it's sculptural. Smiley

The balance does seem a little odd. Is the blackness surrounding the "skeletal muse" part of the painting?

I really like the concept.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2005 06:13:29 PM »

Thats a very cool piece/concept. I like how its pointing out the realities of the media.

By the way, I <3 John Frusciante.
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beeninsane
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2005 02:33:14 PM »

yeah the black background makes it look unbalalanced, the only reason I actually put it there was so i could fasten the hands to something. Didnt excatly plan the size of the hands too well. oh well, thats life.

the comments are greatly appreciated  Wink

By the way, I <3 John Frusciante.

thats awesome! ive never actually met another frusciante fan  Cheesy that just made my day! do you listen to his solo work? its the best music ive ever heard.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2005 11:33:17 PM »

sorry this is late. and, yes! I love his solo work, and his work with the chili peppers. Hes all around awesome. And I haven't met many others myself.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2005 11:37:37 PM »

Count me in on the John Frusciante!
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tangerine9944
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2005 05:32:14 PM »

im really liking that. what did you use to attach the hands and what are they made of? i was making a piece similar to this for my art class but stopped because i had life size plaster cast arms and no clue how i was going to get them to stick to my canvas!
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minouette
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2005 05:40:12 PM »

Strangely, tangerine9944, I have had the same problem. I solved it by making a mold of my hands (actually of a clay model, and this would work with your plaster cast hands too) in latex. Then I stuffed the latex with stuffing and sewed it directly onto the canvas. I'm not sure I would really recommend this as a solution. Latex is horrible, foul-smelling stuff... but, in case it is of use to you, the resulting hands were the right shape and weighed a lot less than plaster. The other thing I've worked with, with varying results, is craft foam. You can "cast" it, more or less like the plaster, and again, it weighs much less, so you might be able to affix it to a canvas more easily.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2005 12:05:02 PM »

thanks, minouette!
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2005 06:35:23 PM »

what a powerful piece! very impressive!
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