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This is a forum where you can post your art work and ask what the world thinks. I am looking for general feedback, nothing too technical. A push in the right direction would be appreciated.

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Sculptures Need Feedback Please

Postby Kathy Detrie » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:56 am

Greetings All. I am fresh out of art school and just now embarking on my life in the art world. While my professors were very good with feedback on my art, I would like the opinions of outside sources. Please have a look and share your thoughts with me. Thanks
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steel, acrylic & enamel paint. 24"x24"x6"
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Controlled Chaos II.jpg
steel, acrylic & enamel Paint 60"x48"x12"
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:37 pm

Very colorfull. Good scale. These are wall pieces are they not. It,s good to have had some training. You have aquired some skills. This work looks to me as thought the pieces that make up the sculpture come from a sheet metal shop. Perhaps some scrap that the shop had given you. Or perhaps some shapes that you had them cut for you. Ofcourse some sculpture schools have some metal working machines. The cuts are clean. Which tell me they were done on a water jet cutter. Or drops from water jet or lazer cutting CNC machine. The work is nice. However nice doesnt always mean alot in the art world. The work I see here is the work I could see anywhere. As time gos on you will begin to move into differnt ways of making your work. As years go by your mind and heart will go to places that at this time your not at. I hope that you will always do the kind of work that you love. And not let the art world be your master. Always work with your heart as your master. And perhaps one day you will become the kind of artist you want to be. I wish you the best of luck.
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Very helpful

Postby Kathy Detrie » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:27 am

Thanks John. They are indeed wall pieces. I cut the sheet metal with a plasma cutter. I agree that the sculpture needs more dimensional objects and is a step I've taken in the piece I'm working on now. I have a variety of found metal objects to work with, but the problem I'm encountering is weight. I'm cautious about making a piece that is too heavy to hang on a wall in a conventional manner.

Any one have any suggestions about managing the weight issue?
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:31 pm

Kathy, Try to use aluminum. It can be cut with a plasma, It is much lighter than steel. And it can be painted. Also it can be welded with an alum. welding rod with a DC welder. If you don,t have a Tig. machine.
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Postby ehoeveler » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:28 am

Too many designs going on. Concentrate on one or two designs
and then tell your story. 'Best Ehoeveler
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:02 am

I agree with Elizabeth. It's difficult for the eye to focus on anything. Less is more. The design by themselves are very nice. Erika
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Love 'em

Postby Jess » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:08 pm

I really like how colorful they are. Maybe one focal point would make it stand out more.I really do like them though. For some reason the remind me of Andy Warhol.. :D
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Sculpture feedback

Postby gigigabrielle » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:41 pm

The first sculpture reminds me of Frank Stella. Were you strongly
influenced by him?
It's got a lot of life without being silly. Good work. I can see it in
an highly modern architectural environment.

The second one is too "crafty," more like an art teacher's project for
students.

Stay in the first sculpture's direction. You'll get somewhere.

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Postby Kathy Detrie » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:07 pm

Thanks for the feedback gigiga
ielle. Yes, I was influenced by Frank Stella. Before I embarked on my career in art I visited the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art where I saw Stella's piece "The Prophet".
I knew then that I wanted to do sculpture like that.

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Postby ehoeveler » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:52 pm

I agree with Gigi. Keep the flow and layout of the first one. I think the problem is that you have too many colors and patterns. Not so much the shape, it's all the colors - too much. E
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Stella

Postby Carmelo » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:33 pm

There is a strong Stella influence here, yet, you have taken them to your own level and they are quite interesting.
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