This thread will be two-fold since I have only seen one sculptor participating on the forum lately ( Hi, Dan! ). There use to be several who posted their work regularly. Anyway, hopefully some who sculpt will post to this. If you do, it can be sculpture done in any materials you sculpt with. ( ex: wood, metal, clay, etc. ) Or it can be with the new type of 3D software I've seen if anyone happens to have used it. Please post only 3D work, though.
I am posting a couple of my own and the second part of this thread for participation from those who do not sculpt, is about inspiration.
My first free form clay sculpture entitled "Earth Angel" is a piece I did that I was inspired to do when listening to Julian Lennon's song called "Saltwater". I did the face with an American Indian spirit style in mind and there is a forlorn expression and a single tear below her eye. I will post a link to the song under the image of the piece.
If I was inspired to do something when listening to music, I'm sure there must be others who have been as well.
So, if you don't have any sculpture to post, then post a piece of work that you were inspired to do when listening to a song with a brief explanation if you like.
This is another nature inspired piece also done in what I call my free form style, in clay. It is a depiction of Mother Nature making waves with her hair representings the waves and two dolphins frolicking upon them. Her face I wanted to look weathered and emerging from the water.
I sculpt various things in a variety of ways out of various materials. This newborn baby laying on a leaf is just an example of something I've sculpted out of polymer clay.
Lovely little sculpture, It looks as if the baby is wrapped in a blanket also looks like wings. At first I thought it was a plaster or porcine sculpture from a clay carving and then a mold was made for production. But it being a dried clay sculpture gives it uniqueness.
You've inspired me and motivated me to get back into carving plaster. Been looking for something to do.
Thank you, Peter! No, I didn't use any type of mold at all. I sculpted it entirely free hand. As I'm sure you know, polymer clay is baked when finished sculpting it...then I painted it and applied a clear coat of varnish.
I'm glad that I have inspired you some how! Please let me know when you've gotten something carved, I would like to see it! : )
Good work, Carmen! You are very talented to be able to work with so many different media. I'm sure you have as much fun exploring and expanding and continuing to learn new things as much as I do. That is what its all about ...to be creative and unique. : )
Phyllis, i hope you are amazed as much as i am when the clay takes shape between your fingers, it always feels magical…
Sculpting is one of my loves… i have no favorite material and just work with what's available at the moment of inspiration, which often comes from the material itself… Here are a few:
Thank you! Actually there was no wood burning involved. I just didn't see a category listed that fit so I clicked on what was wood related when I uploaded the pic. Haha! No, I did wood inlay work on the field of the backgammon board and cut sheets of exotic wood veneers from a variety of species. I am currently working on another backgammon board right now and have orders for two more after this one so its keeping me pretty busy. I do have a couple painting requests to do too so I am painting at night and doing the wood backgammon boards in the daytime right now in my shop workroom. There are many steps involved and many different materials I use when making the boards. I also make custom dice cups out of leather and I trim them to match the medallion design I inlay into the center of the board. I also line them and the playing piece wells with velvet material and I make all of the playing piece disks as well. It's all custom work and I make each one of a kind by changing up the design, the wood, etc....it's labor intensive but I enjoy working with wood as well.
Hi Phyllis - Thank you for considering digital 3D sculptures. This is something that I did a while ago. Using very basic 3d primitives. I love working in abstract because it's all about the feeling and the state of mind, in the moment.
This was inspired by the original Dungeons and Dragons. This is also 3D, with some 2D post work.
I have been too busy for my own good...so I will have to change that. And It's good to see so many enjoying a thread on Sculpture, 3-D and Inspiration. Awesome work posted up there.
I will share this one, though not quite finished...I actually started on it about two weeks ago as I was contemplating some things, the Idea just "POPPED" into my head. I drew it up and off I went...I had not quite got to the halfway point when My son and Girlfriend announced their engagement... Two days ago...
Now this piece has double the meaning...
I’m currently on this industrial looking table design for a local architect. It started out as a quick sketch, and then did the 3D modeling, now finishing up the final grinding and waiting for the glass to be delivered. It has a multiple function as serving or display table for his lobby and tilts down as a drafting table. Made with aluminum tubing and cast glass.
Now that it is nearly completed, he wants one that is longer for a dinning table.
Not sure it fits under sculpture, but more of Functional Art
Here is another functional / sculptural work that I am working on as a proposal for a LARGE house in the bay area. (It's been four months in the proposal stage, with 6 different designs)
So far they want just a main gate, but I'm trying to also propose a perimeter fence design and/or railing design for the house.
They really like the designs I've proposed, but they want to go with a less priced design. (I have a feeling they are going to have it done locally instead of paying my price).
Good one Tony, for some people the light never goes on unless lightning strikes them with awareness (Oh, I get it now!!).
Dan, sometimes it also might look good to them in a different orientation, especially abstracts.
Thanks for continuing the thread, everyone! Great work here! Peter your gate design is awesome and thats some cool software you use to do mock ups with. Good work, Dan, Otil, Roseann, Carmen, Marcio, Tony and Peter. Tony...you were paralyzed? Oh my...I'm sure it was a struggle as your piece portrays. I'm glad you made it through the tough time and didn't let the challenge defeat you.