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Mari by Eyth

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Mari - from the Latin for Sea
Representing the beauty and eloquence of the female form,
a seated figure, her hair drenched, having just emerged from the water. One foot lightly perched on the rocky precipice below. The embodiment of feminine grace, poised effortlessly between the earth, sea and air.
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Mari by *Eyth really sums up the description given for the name sake. the relaxed pose and reclined position, even the colour of the actual sculpture blends so well with the ideas provided. ( Suggested by laurart and Featured by Thebuild )
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lfcboros Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!
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Eyth Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Big thanks!  :beer:
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GregoryGancarz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very sugestive piece of work. I liked it very much! Greetings from Poland.  

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Eyth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you Greg.  I appreciate your kind remarks!  :beer:  
Greetings from California!
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kenobi19 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this. The posing is brilliant!
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:iconeyth:
Eyth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks.  Comments like yours make my day.  :beer:
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Harkon72 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
That's some great idea! I really like the performing, very cool work!
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Eyth Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Especially great to get positive feedback from an accomplished artist. Your gallery is full of great work! Frankenbabe is outstanding, she needs her own movie.
Danke! :beer:
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Harkon72 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thank you, I appreciate!
:)
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic
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:iconeyth:
Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And your gallery is just a gold mine of creative imagery. :beer:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks :woohoo:
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amiejo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
et également.. votre art présenté ici :[link] :rose: :clap:
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Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
D'accord! Merci bien!! :beer:
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Selene344 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I really like how you have done the hands. :)
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Eyth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Most expressive part (after the face) so I tend to obsess about making them well. :glomp:
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Selene344 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Your welcome. XD
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requiem-at-saturday Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great work!
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:iconeyth:
Eyth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really appreciated comment! :beer:
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, truly incredible work!
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:iconeyth:
Eyth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Terirona Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
wow. Love her pose. You are really talented! Love all your figures so far! <3
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Eyth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the effect of the draping of the strong body over the void, and the feeling of the power of the earth coursing up through her toe-tips to suspend her. I also really like the dreamy languor on her face, and the sensitive rendering of the fingers..... l love it all!

Could you please say a bit about the size, materials ... and muse?
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Eyth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for those thoughtful remarks, genuinely appreciated. If she stood up she'd be about 24" tall. Original was sculpted in clay, then molded and cast in bronze with a green patina (surface coloration) that you see in the photo. Muse? Mari was just my attempt to create and "idealized" feminine form. I wanted to combine grace with strength, feminine beauty and confidence. I wanted the pose to be effortless and relaxed. I used parts of my wife to model from, the rest was just filled in from photos and memories of the beautiful women I've known. Thank you again for your interest. :glomp:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You certainly succeeded in all respects. Thanks for the additional information, and I look forward to viewing your future pieces. Cheers!
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JesseMeyer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I came across this and a few other pieces of yours on the Internet a year or two ago and dropped them into an inspiration folder on my computer. You do very nice work, makes me desire to work more with clay again, and who doesn't love bronze. I won't get into what make this and other works of yours strong, I'm sure your fully aware, and heard it all before. So I'll just say kudos to you, and I look forward to seeing more.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey Jesse. Thank you for that gratefully received message. I get some nice remarks from fellow DevArtists, but as a guy who enjoys the reassurance, it always makes my day.
Your comments in particular, since I have genuine respect for your talents and appreciation for the variety of great art in your gallery. I'll happily get into what makes YOUR work strong: Style, attention to detail, fearless experimentation, beautiful textures and combinations of materials, rich variety but most importantly: originality. Plenty of us clay guys here on Dev Art, not so many masterful craftsman as you. Your gallery clearly demonstrates that. Unique vision, executed with excellence. . . . "I look forward to seeing more."
Again, thanks. :beer:
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Ratstewcreations Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
This is fantastic! beautiful
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Eyth Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sincere thanks. I appreciate the great review! :beer:
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ruskybird Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the subtle work marks you leave and the patena really brings the surface to light. The foundry I use in the U K doesn't really go in for this sort of thing as much which is a shame. Beautiful.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate your kind comments. Beautiful work in your gallery, especially the pieces with the subject in dynamic motion. Where did you study figurative sculpture?
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ruskybird Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for taking the time to look at my gallery. I studied at Goldsmiths in london under Robert Ivor Jones ( the man who made the churchill sculpture outside the Houses of Parliament ).I was also tutored and taught wood carving by Proffessor Blensdorff but that was when I was at school quite a long time ago! Your work sets a standard I shall struggle to ever achieve but that is half the fun.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
If you can, take a trip to White Lodge, in Kensington park. Formal royal residence, now home of the Royal Ballet School. I believe it's open to the public. There are a series of bronzes there by a friend of mine, Richard MacDonald. He's setting new standards in contemporary figurative art. I suspect you'll
be impressed with is work, as I am. Cheers! :beer:
www.richardmacdonald.com
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endrius Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!! :) great work!
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Some solid figure drawing in your gallery! Nice work.
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DimRasha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
wow so elegant and beautiful! Great work, it's amazing!
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Eyth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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DimRasha Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
very welcome! :)
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odcinki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Mmmmmmm. Tasty and classy.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
THX!
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tsegi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think I could add anything to the overwhelming amount of positive comments you have received for your beautiful bronze. But I have to tell you I love it! thanks for sharing it here. have you sold out the run yet? Do you sell your pieces as pre-cast in a gallery before molding? And one last annoying question, do you do your own patinas or leave it to the foundry? Excellent work!
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Eyth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey John. Sincere thanks for your kind remarks. The edition size on "Mari" is 75, and while she's my most popular piece, I haven't sold out yet. As for pre-cast, I can't really approach a gallery without bronze inventory to provide, usually one for the gallery and a back up or two to replace it promptly when it sells (you don't want an empty pedestal in your gallery, and some collectors want to walk out the door with the piece). As for patinas, I have a couple of patina artists I rely on for that, though I generally provide color samples or paint a resin version to convey what I'm aspiring to in the surface color. Often takes a few tries before getting it right, which means burning off the wax & blasting off the old patina to reveal the raw bronze again. I plan to learn how to do my own patina work one day, so many skills required to be a sculptor! Hope that helps, you have some great work in your gallery, looks like you've gotten the "bronze fever" too, eh? Again, thanks for reviewing my work, your comments are genuinely appreciated. :beer:
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tsegi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Bronze fever for sure! I've been doing others sculptures for a while, but I'm just now getting my own works together. It costs a lot to get a body of work together to show in a gallery (kudos on that). My mentor Ken Payne (recently deceased) started the craze in Sedona and Santa fe and such places, of sculpting right in the gallery so that people could see him work. It works well getting potential buyers interested in the work. Meeting the artist and seeing it being sculpted right before their eyes gets the client involved in the process. Ken sold hundreds of bronzes in the 90s, before he ever cast them, using that method.(warning: old school sculptors think that method profanes all thats holy).Your work shines and I'm happy to see talented artists (many who sell bronzes are not) immortalize their vision in bronze.
I hope you will experiment with the patinas. It's the one part of the process that I think takes a feel, and can either make or break a bronze (I've sandblasted more patinas than I care to think about). And I think the artist should control such a pivotal part of the final out come instead of leaving it up to others. Ron Young @ sculpt nouveau is a patina master, and is out your way in cali. He can probably help get you started.
Your sketches Rock and its cool to see your style live in the bronze. Please sculpt and post more.
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GreyStork Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Great concept and pose!
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Eyth Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks! :)
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fully-tabouli Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
how did you sculpt her in that pose without it overbalancing
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Not difficult, when you're working in clay you use an armature (aluminum skeletal framework) as a structure to build the figure on. The figure armature is attached to an armature stand, that holds the figure in place. Once she was finished, a mold was made, a bronze cast from the mold, and in bronze, she's able to balance (precariously) on that one foot. You can see an adjustable armature stand if you click below. Thanks for your interest.
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SculptorBoris Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
really beautiful form and the idea of yanking the lounge chair right from under her - excellent piece!
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
beautiful lightness of the lady! great pose!
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