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Mother and Child by EvanCampbell Mother and Child by EvanCampbell
This was an unfinished sculpture I did when I was young. Even though the forms and proportions are not accurate, I thought the concept was kind of interesting.
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very eerie.
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wutwutman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very thought provoking!
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JinnyMcG Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Oh, wow, this is really interesting. I remember there was one Pieta sculpture that I felt was eerie, too, and I'm trying to remember now which one it was.

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When you say it was unfinished, did you mean that you were going to paint it, or that you weren't finished with the form of it?
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
yeah I never actually finished the form or anything...happens...just kind of run out of steam on certain things. :(
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JinnyMcG Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I don't think unfinished drawings, paintings, and sculptures are a terrible thing; I mean, they're still interesting to look at, and the concept is already there and that's a big part of it.

:3
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mustachecashstash Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
i love it
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mamimi254 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
That's very interesting indeed
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explosionsareawsome Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the Scientology beliefs : )
It really is an amazing piece, even more amazing, it's old!
I can't imagine how someone could improve more than this, but you did.
artists truly have no borders
keep sharing your magnificent sculptures with the world, happy new year!
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Pavel-Sokov Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   General Artist
Wow, this is a profound piece. I absolutely love this composition and subject matter. Mind if I steal the idea (crediting you on all online and offline showings) and paint my own version of an Alien holding Jesus?
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hewhowalksdeath Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
you know, if we successfully met aliens and (my God) if we succeeded in teaching Christianity to them, I got this nagging feeling that this is what they'll do! XD

interesting take on the figure! It's "out of this world"! XD
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chemicalkidd Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
The fact that they're not in proportion really works for the feel of the piece though!! Great stuff.
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StreamThroughNebula Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This may be creepy but I find it more sad and heartwarming in a way....amazing job!
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sadefeyn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
its a great piece of work and a muse by itself :highfive: congrats
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anabeldamaso Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
are you a christian i can see how someone would see this as offensive but even though i was surprised at first when i looked at, now thAT I LOOK AT IT SOME MORE ITS KINDA AWSOME THAT YOU USED GOTHIC ART AND MADE IT DISTURBIGNLY AWSOME IM A HUGE FN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!, OH AND IS MARY SUPPOSED TO BE THAT BABY THINGY?
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GypsyMerlot Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
This is beyond fantastic, sir. The concept, the sculpture itself... it's all mesmerizing.
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So nice! Featured [link]
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drummer00 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
this is sooooo good!
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bakado88 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol great concept of an old master piece love it
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otas32 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
As always friend, your sculptures captivate because of the unexpected nature of how you see and express things. Shocking but with an intention to them that gives them depth and meaning. Being gruesome is not a result, but a tool.
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Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
8 years old!?
I guess I would be surprised if I hadnt been fortunte enough to get to know you like I have.
To me its just more proof that you are indeed a prodigy.

This is very compelling.
The alien creature really has a disturbing energy about her, you get the distinct sense she is looking at you in her perriferal vision, or can see you in some other way you dont understand.

I love the depth of the idea to, it gets you thinking on so many different levels.
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
That would be amazing if I did this that young...I started sculpting when I was 8 but this was done when I was like 19, 20. Still really glad you enjoy it. What you described about her sight is so interesting. I love how you translate your thoughts and describe with great clarity...an art in itself!
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
I love this piece Evan!
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Thanks randy!
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RandyHand Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
:highfive:
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Absolutely wonderful work, Evan! Who cares if the proportions aren't perfect, especially in a surreal work? This is a wonderful work and I'm impressed at the maturity of your talent as a young artist. How big is this work anyway?
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
I agree that the proportions do not really matter with a work like this...it follows it's own logic.
It is just that I come from the annoying and narrow school that "everything has to look real".
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
I was also raised in art instruction that valued realistic works. I've always been interested in surrealism and horror BECAUSE they weren't so stringent toward realism. I once even got chastised by an art teacher for telling her, "if I want realism, I'll just take a picture." You have to admit that make more sense than spending hours and hours with charcoal, graphite or pen & ink trying to create something realistic.
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AlexanderSkyy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
True, but sometimes the beauty of realism in art is the medium in which you wish to present it, not the fact that it's 'real'. Theres a sense of intimacy and emotional power in something painstakingly crafted by hand over that which is captured by technology.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Well you certainly can't belittle the art of photography because as we all know, most people take really crappy photographs. Still, if realism is NOT the objective why judge a work by those criteria?
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AlexanderSkyy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
I was not belittling photography in any way.

To answer your question:

When we create art by hand we are making a contract with the viewer to suspend disbelief and see something for what it represents, the less difficult it is for the viewer to understand, the better the work comes across. So in essence, yes, realism may not be the objective, but having pieces of recognizable things in a work is what makes the things which are distorted or different or surreal, interesting. In the image. The more accurately you depict the 'real' parts, parts people are familiar with, the stronger the piece communicates the the viewer.

So, judging a piece by how accurately parts that are supposed to be recognizable are rendered is simply gauging the effectiveness of the artist to communicate with images.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Yes, I'd have to agree with you wholeheartedly, but there ARE instances in other forms of art that don't rely on realism to communicate. That's especially true with abstract expressionism and although I'm not a fan of most work in this genre, I feel it does require some work (and intellect) on the part of the viewer.

I WILL admit that I'm at a loss as to why the work of Jean Michel Basquiat was so popular and WHY it still sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars. It's obvious, to me at least, that some art sells simply because it's a fad or because the artist is "pushed" by famous friends. In Basquiat's case, it was his friendship with Andy Warhol.
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AlexanderSkyy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Also; I think it's important to strive to understand something in it's perfect form before one distorts or twists it, rather than using the abstract as a crutch for poor foundational skills.

Because it will show through.
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Thebuild Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Very interesting take on the original sculpture (I hope I'm guessing right here but I think it's one of Da Vinci's pieces?) Even with the altered proportions your ability to capture and replicate the lines and patterns of the faces is incredibly accurate.
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spacecadet08 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
freak! so talented :D
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ip2much Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
I absolutely adore this, dear. Fantastic, even if unfinished.
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Great to read that you like this...and thanks for taking the time to comment on my work! :)
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pepperwine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
this is amazing. I'd love to see some other angles of it.

wondeful work as always, even if it is from your earlier days.
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I only took this one photo because it was unfinished :( ...but I am happy to see you like it still!
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Grimvisions Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Very cool.
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Frood-Bop Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well, it is true what they say, Jesus is Lord of everything and everyone, eh? I like it, in fact, thank you for challenging me today. You need a good think once a day. And Victorious Moon,"Metamorphosis" is a great story isn't it?
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I would never make art purposely to offend people but at the same time I feel art should be a free arena to explore ideas. It is really great to get this kind of compliment and feedback.

I will have to google that story.
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alrach Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Pleasing creepy, as usual.
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Thanks!
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AliasGhost Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic Evan, superb form and flow, an absolutely brilliant take on one of my fave sculpts. How old were you when you did this?
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Thanks so much...I think I was around 19,20. I am glad you find some value in it. I am one who does not want to just submit anything but I did feel this had some interesting quality even though unfinished.
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odah-cam Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Strange pietá! :D
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steveyoungsculptor Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
yep thats definately creepy... Its such a mixture of things. the more I look at it it generates different emmotion
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
That is great to read...I am glad you found something in this sculpture.
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Chaser9900 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very creepy. I like it a lot :D
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