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A Golden Fleece detail by danndeemann A Golden Fleece detail by danndeemann
Detail of shepherd and sheep.
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Given 2008-07-11
"...what he has is the ability to bring a fresh approach to traditional sculpture and his pieces show this, check more of work at his gallery and look out for his sheep". A Golden Fleece detail by ~danndeemann is indeed a classic idea approached in a contemporary manner, through conceptualization and use of modern material such as lit elements. A fine gallery to visit and be amazed. ( Suggested by Dan-Heffer and Featured by stigmatattoo )
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dollmann Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
PD
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FlowAgainstCurrent Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Wow. :wow: This is fantastic. Just beautiful.
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TheHarlequinsMask Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Congratulations! This work has been selected for a weekly Feature at :iconaus-art: :clap:
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nandomoura Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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ADK90 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Very amazing sculpture! :D
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, have a look at the rest!
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ADK90 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Ah, your welcome, and I will! :D
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
impressive creation - the contrast of his skin tones and the head gear accentuates the impact of this piece
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dodoexpress Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Artisan Crafter
awesome work, i find it specially relevant as im working on masks for a production of Medea at the moment which is the nasty end to the golden fleece story
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fatally-sweet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
amazing!
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you!
So glad you enjoy!
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Mamourian Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
very great and artistic...:)
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Dan has the inspiration for a new pose!!
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frau-mein-noodles Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
that...is so...fucking....awesome.

everything about it screams majestic....legendary.
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, so glad you enjoy it
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darkKiell Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
yes , i should also say :+fav:~...
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vaia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
What a wonderful sculpture!! :clap: I had to look at teh details for this to see what the flowers and fruit were, but it really is amazing! :love:
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, I am equally amazed by what you create.. how do you do it?
Have you seen my documentary, it explains alot
Glad you enjoy my work
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vaia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I work mostly with 3D and Photoshop :aww:

No, I haven't seen your documentary! Where is it? I've love to see :D
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Nabo87 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I love the angle. the whole thing is very captivating.
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, the sculpture is hard to photograph in its entirety, but elements come up well.
Glad you enjoy
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AokiBengal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Absolutely splendid and beautiful!
Just watched your documentary, and it's stunning. really stunning! I love it!
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful, it means alot to me to have ppl enjoy my work
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AokiBengal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I know you do mostly traditional Renaissance works and they're beautiful.
Ever thought of taking a dip into the Orientalism side of it? I recall there being a lot of
paintings of females and not many depictions of males. I know it's not your little shepherd boy
scenario, but who knows, perhaps there's a version of that in the Oriental side of things eh?
This is of my personal thought and love for tigers, but I bet it would be neat to see a piece
done by you with a male and a tiger or just a tiger in the style you portray. Felines are quite
sensual and fluid, but also majestic and powerful which I think always presents an interesting form and shape to the art world.
Perhaps a kind of classical/modern jungle book sort of thing eh?
Some how I've the feeling you'd say "well why don't you do the piece yourself". I could, but it would
be neat to see how you'd do it!
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the really interesting perceptions of my work and I certainly will give it some thought. I an interested in chinese symbolism and have used "peaches" as a symbol of fertility in the past in my work.
Really glad u watched and enjoyed the doco, i loved making it for ABC
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AokiBengal Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Chinese symbolism eh? Very cool! Partially up my alley.
I like to read up on Asian myths and become familiar with the various creatures of their stories and legends.
I'd say it's probably a common thing hence the saying but, the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac is also a symbol of fertility.
Peaches eh? Isn't that somewhat universal as well? Wasn't there some peaches in the Arnolfini Wedding Portrait, that were by the window?
I quite like peaches as well ^^. Chinese, Japanese, and Indian (Asian), mythology is all quite spiritual, mysterious, deep, and amazing.
That would be quite something to capture in one or several of your next pieces!

Ever heard the story of Manekineko? It's a Japanese tale about the Lucky Cat. A dignitary/feudal lord goes to see a Monk and on the way it begins to storm, there is a cat on the side of the road that waves to the dignitary, he notices and comes closer to the cat to see if perhaps it wanted something.
Moments later, lightning hits the ground where the dignitary was standing. From that day on the little cat was remembered and his/her image was made into the little waving cat with one paw up that might be found in an Asian gift store. There are some other versions but are more gruesome and I don't think would play into your manifesto.
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Tara1974 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist
Breathtaking!
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, so glad you enjoy
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Tara1974 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist
oh, i very much enjoyed. thank you too!
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Im glad you enjoyed.
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Tara1974 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist
Oh yes, i truly did.
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OrchidOfEden Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
wow really cool...i really like that second face up at the top....neat colors and everything...really glad i saw this...something just really original and diffrent
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. So glad you enjoy my sculpture
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JoshWongArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
the leaves would be quite uncomfortable down there :D
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
i torture my models with such discomfort.. lol
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tangledhelix Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Wow! That sure is something! what's it made out of? Bronze and glass? And why did you censor him? Artists have fought for ages against their commissioners to be able to show the censored parts, and now we finally have the freedom to show it!
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The materials are decieving... and i play games of censorship. I can make more obscene statements when the genitals are covered than if i exposed him. You should see the size of his peaches down there...
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tangledhelix Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
lol interesting. its the idea of "less is more" comes back to haunt me from art history. No, i wasn't really thinking much about obscenity, rather the genitalia are just as much a part of the human body as the hands or the feet, they just happen to have some taboos (strong ones at that) placed upon them.
I'd be one thing if there was an interaction going on with them, but if they're just being left alone just as if it were another part of his anatomy I believe that to be another thing. But yes I still understand that there is still the ideas of the public to worry about.

I try to work around censorship by making my subjects clothed or maybe not- like there's drapery in some areas, but in others the cloth is so tight there may as well not be anything at all.
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TheSixSixSixMan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
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Nice!
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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darkKiell Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
very classical ``:star:~...
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
and modern too?
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darkKiell Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
yes , of course - also i was meaning
this is so good it will always be considered a classic ~...
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
So glad you enjoyed. Art is multifaceted.
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darkKiell Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
your welcome - yes "Art is multifaceted"
which can give it "depth"
and you certainly have depth~...
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice of you to say
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darkKiell Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
well thanks -
is it bronze and stone or marble ?``...
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The figure is polystyrene over a sttel armature, with a synthetic coating. I painted it to look like bronze, and put it atop a matress...
Of course the whole structure is illusion and has lotsa steel inside.
I could go on.... but its all imagination
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xphile569 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
It's refreshing to see something this amazing get a DD nowadays, it gives me a little hope for this place.

Congratulations and great work :)
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danndeemann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks.
There is a documentary on my work at

[link]

Go to Google video button on bottom right hand side and click smooth video

Hope you enjoy
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