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!
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?
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?
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.