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Postby lllcarson » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:44 pm

How do you like the Ice Dancers?
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Done in 1982. Bronze. Lost wax casting.
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Postby ehoeveler » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:11 pm

Beautiful! I have to ask, though, is the figure on the right missing
an arm, or is that the way the picture is taken? Nice work.
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Postby DLKeur » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:59 pm

wonderful.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:32 pm

Like the smooth contours and the feeling of movement. An arm looks to be
oken off to me also. But for some reason. what sticks in my mind is the date. 1982.
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The inability to achieve perfection is what creates a work of art.
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Postby DLKeur » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:38 pm

The arm isn't
oken. The two figures mirror one another in their pose. While both face forward, each figure counter's and counter-balances the other. The fact that this is a lost-wax
onze impresses me so much. The delicate refinement of the figure, the impeccable use of symmetry, synergy in an expression of geometric grace is so very pure that it goes beyond eloquence. But that's how I see it as someone who used to sculpt. I would love to own a piece like this, but it belongs in the home of an ice dancer, in my opinion. That is this work's market. Olympic caliber ice dancers. It would make a wonderful form for a trophy, though the cast to reproduce it would be very difficult to make, IMO. But I'm also not up on the latest casting processes. It might be that it could be mapped by computer with a lazer and then the casting form created from that template.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:45 am

Nice review there, DL. This piece is about movement, and you did a good job with it. The
oken arm makes it unfinished to me. Erika
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Postby DLKeur » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:46 am

But the arm isn't
oken. It is an optical illusion due to the angle of the shot. The arm that "looks"
oken actually sweeps forward, I believe, in a mirror of the opposite figure. Anyway, the artist can better speak for him/herself.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:23 pm

You're right, it may well be just optical illusion. E
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Great! What energy and such fun to be those two.

Postby llovekennedy » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:51 pm

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