Sculptures, redux

Hello again. I have posted clean new photos of the Don Quixote sculpture from summer to winter 2013.  I fixed the wrinkled backdrop and the lighting,

So here, now:  A quick tour through the crew of Don Quixotes I have grown around me here at the studio over the past 9 months…

 

To begin our tour: “Hopes and Possessions.” This is actually the most recent piece of the series so far. Because of the combination of materials, this guy has the feeling of being an artifact. As if it were a discarded doll, or well used Shaman’s talisman. He still gives me the creeps a little, but he’s very determined and full of character, exhibiting the original Quotidian courage, wouldn’t you say? It also is a logical extension of the work that preceded it.

Hopes and Possessions wood, wire, string, plaster, rope, polymer gel medium, copper 25"x17"x12"   2013

Hopes and Possessions wood, wire, string, plaster, rope, polymer gel medium, copper
25″x17″x12″ 2013

He is dynamic in his charge, yes…

wood, wire,string, copper,plastic,plaster, paint

but there is something sad about him. He is too skinny, his feet are so small, and his horse, Rosinante, looks clumsy. Yet that pride and conviction remains unabated.

Hopes and Possessions-Hopes and Possessions
wood, wire, string, plaster, rope, polymer gel medium, copper
25″x17″x12″ 2013

 

 

Next: “An Inventive Victory“. This one took a long time to make. It was one of the first to stand on it’s own and went through many material changes. It had a rice paper & polymer surface at one time but I ran out of the rice paper just before I finished and couldn’t find the right paper again. I ended up putting a skim coat of plaster over the paper before painting it several times.

An Inventive Victory (detail)

I love this one enough that I’m looking forward to using the basic structure of this as a starting point and to develop the cubist possibilities further.

An Inventive Victory wood, paper, plaster, paint 31"x 20"x 16"

An Inventive Victory          wood, paper, plaster, paint
31″x 20″x 16″

 

 

 

 

An Ingenious Gentleman.” This one I’m keeping for myself. 

What more can I say? The combination of the 2D-ink on the 3D-paper knocks me out.

An Ingenious Gentleman paper, wood, polmer, paintbrush 22"x 16"x 13"

An Ingenious Gentleman                    paper, wood, polymer, paintbrush
22″x 16″x 13″

 

Adventuring Knight (detail)Adventuring Knight (detail)     

“A Man Who Seeks the Impossible.” Again with the 2D paper – torn from a Utrtecht catalog, colored rice paper and shreds of drawings – along with the 3D of the wood and wire and string. The classic clash of dimensions.

A Man Who Seeks the Impossible wood, wire, string, paper, paintbrush 22"x 12"x 15"

A Man Who Seeks the Impossible                      wood, wire, string, paper, paintbrush
22″x 12″x 15″

A Man Who Seeks the Impossible

A Man Who Seeks the Impossible  

 

Adventuring Knight (detail)

Adventuring Knight (detail)   

In Delay.Danger detail#2And our featured image: “In Delay There Lies Danger”

Until next time. Thanks for looking.

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One Response to Sculptures, redux

  1. Mike I had a ball getting to know them especially The man who seeks the impossible ……..thanks…..joe Carpineto

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