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The Gift

Postby Erika Takacs » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:29 am

One of my latest works. It is the end of the holidays, and the beginning of new endeavours and resolutions. The best gifts are invisible, cherish them, protect them always. All the best to everyone in the New Year!
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Re: The Gift

Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:25 pm

Hello Erika,
As Always, Just when I think you've your doing your best work. You step it up a little more.
I've wacth your work over the years. And you just get better and better. And I wish you good luck for 2013. But ofcourse, for people like youseft. You build your own luck.
Perfection is what drives an artist.
The inability to achieve perfection is what creates a work of art.
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Re: The Gift

Postby kcortese » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:35 pm

Another astonishing sculpture! How big is it? Is that a real log?
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Re: The Gift

Postby ehoeveler » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:38 pm

Erika!!!!! Ooooeee,Ooooeeee, Ooooh, I've been thinking of you, lately and
wondering what you've been up to. This sculpture is amazingly delicate and accurate - hands are great.
I love her position and the fact that she is coming from a solid tree-trunk. One thing -
are you gonna give her some nips? E.
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Re: The Gift

Postby Erika Takacs » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:21 am

Thank you guys, you're so nice! That's so sweet from you John, but I only know how to build sculpture, not luck. Last year I made my first life size paper pulp figure, my biggest technical achievement considering I had no clue on how to build it, and yet I did. :) Anatomically not perfect, but hope to improve it with time.

Karen, she is 24" high, and indeed, that's a real tree trunk, from a tree we cut years ago. I used up twigs and all, and am really excited about the creative ideas it provided. Who would have thought there's so much to learn from a downed tree?

E, I think I would like to keep her asexual, as gender has nothing to do with what I wanted to express. Do you find it distracting the lack of the nipples?
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Re: The Gift

Postby ehoeveler » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:55 pm

Yes, I think keeping her asexual is unnatural, which is a distraction, to me, lol!
But every artist has their vision and you seem to be doing fine following yours!
Don't let me mess with your Muse. E.
BTW, I'll be visiting your site to see the 'life-size' - can't wait!
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Re: The Gift

Postby Erika Takacs » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:57 pm

I'll think about it, since the rest of her is pretty anatomically correct, maybe her breasts should be too. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Re: The Gift

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:16 pm

Oh, No - I'm not gonna mess with you, Honey.
Your work is brilliant (just checked your site).
I'll not be the one to interfere with your process.
Forget what I said about the nips, lol!
Dear Members, if you have a chance, go to Erika's
website for an amazing look at her sculptures!
So, so very cool. E.
BTW, Erika 'got started ' on this forum. She gave of
her beautiful art and her excellent advice -
You, too, can achieve this!
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Re: The Gift

Postby Erika Takacs » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:36 pm

Elizabeth, you're too kind (you make me blush)! Thanks, sweetie.
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Re: The Gift

Postby Singular » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:48 pm

Erika, my friend. So good to "see" you. How are you these days? I hope all is well.

I love your new piece here. She is very beautiful and kind.
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Re: The Gift

Postby ehoeveler » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:50 pm

My Pleasure! E.
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Re: The Gift

Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:17 pm

Thanks Joe for asking. I am getting excited (and a bit scared) about a teaching opportunity at an arts centre near me. I have about three months to prepare for a two day workshop. I hope there will be enough people interested so that it actually takes place! Wish me luck. :)
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Re: The Gift

Postby Singular » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:36 am

That's great Erika. You will be fantastic. I know it.
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