in my "career" as a sculptor, I did this piece.
I thought that it turned out rather well and was
full of myself. I wrote the following:
know that it sounds a little arrogant but I want my
own style of sculpture. When creating my own
style of sculpture, I can't listen to other people
very much because they want to tell me how it has
been done, implying that is how it should be done.
presumptuous assumption is that if the steel and
welding technology had existed in their time, both
Rodin and Michelangelo would have at least tried it.
Certainly Leonardo would have -- it is a wonder that
he didn't try to invent it.
guess we all try to justify our own endeavors and
existence in one way or another. Some people
try to do it by accumulating wealth, some by making
it from one pay check to the next, and some even by
trying to create their own style of sculpture.
Because the pieces are three-dimensional linear,
they must reflect that which is being represented
from all directions. Where the lines (or bars)
meet, the bends with and against the flat of the bar
suggest the subject, and the proportionate size of
the bar -- all must be considered. The far
side of the piece must be consistent with the near
side so that it will complement the side that one is
looking at it from.
few lines as possible the bars should delineate the
mass of the object, the muscle force, the movement,
and sometimes an emotion or attitude.