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Nicole 1983 41" x 18" x 22" Polyresin; Multiple Edition; 1 copy remaining
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Given 2009-02-03
From Suggester: "The structure and detail of Nicole au lever du soleil by ~FireBoar is delightful, from the curves of her waist to the cords in her neck, from the texture of her pubic hair to the dimpling around her nipples. Her ripe, parted lips are so expressive that the piece is quite emotive despite most of the face being hidden behind the fabric of the chemise she is removing. I can only imagine how wonderful this piece must be in person." ( Suggested by LovittGirl and Featured by Thebuild )
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stabripemo23 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Photographer
This piece captures that vulnerable moment when you take off your shirt and you can't see anything and your arms are temporarily immobilized. Very neat :)
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You I like the words you took the time to type 
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stabripemo23 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Photographer
You're welcome :)
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GilWarzecha Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
WOW! This is really amazing! Would you be interested in joining Been Touched [link] It's a group that foucses on the art created using the metal, clay, leather, and so forth.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yes i would join
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cyrano82 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Smooth! Beautiful statue :)
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You
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quatressaisons Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Beautiful:love:

Saison
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You perhaps we will be in the same place one day and you can be my next sculpture. I think I know you you look as if i do, but I am seldom in canada. I wonder?
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quatressaisons Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
You already see me in photos, on DA.

Thank you to show interest to my profile.:-)

Saison
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Perhaps madlynx has posted you? I am pleased you like my art there is more at [link] I do appreciate you kind and thoughtful words. Robert Buono
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charliedu4 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
i've enjoyed this for so long, thinking i'd already favorited it... but alas, i hadn't! well, it is now! :)
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!!
You did my day happier
I am pleased you like my art there is more at [link] I do appreciate you kind and thoughtful words. Robert Buono
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Mahi-Fish Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Phenomenal piece. It took me five minutes and double checking the comments to realize that it was a sculpture it is so wonderfully done.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you I did this blindfolded I love the feel of it I am pleased you like my art there is more at [link] I do appreciate you kind and thoughtful words. Robert Buono
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Mahi-Fish Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
I think that that makes it even twice as amazing as it was when I realized that wasn't a photograph of a person. (I knew the skin tone was an odd shade, but I was so convinced that it was a breathing model!)

I will absolutely check out more of your pieces. And thanks so much for the poems of mine that you added. I find it to be especially satisfying when those outside of the literature community read and appreciate my poetry. I like it when they add me too, but inside the circle, you expect artists with a similar craft to be able to get into yours. Thanks again.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I was not able to show that sculpture at first ( sex censors) then the paint was scratched at a school show which I was rejected from. = I was re-painting it and the black was to be the primer but I received so many positive notes and comments I kept it that way. I also type stories 2 are on this site.
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Thomas-Shafee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
You've captured the moment amazingly for such a rigid medium.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I am pleased you like my art there is more at [link] I do appreciate you kind, insightful, and thoughtful words that see my own story. Robert Buono :hug: :sun:
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   Writer
You already know this is fantastic. In many ways, I dunno why I am commenting.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I am pleased you like my art there is more at [link] I do appreciate you kind and thoughtful words. Robert Buono you may like the text with that sculpture.
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me2khot Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
very beautiful!!!!!
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel very honored :blushes:
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Intergrativeone Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
you my new favorite hero!!!! Love your sculptures and the story behind your career is so exhilarating! This is such a beautiful piece.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconthanks1::iconthanks2::iconthanks3::iconthanks4: :hug:

You did my day happier:):)
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Breathtaking Piece Beautiful :clap:
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This art has a story Short version: I applied to grad school at the Art Institute of Chicago as a figure sculptor. During my evaluation interview a sculpture professor ranted at all the flaws in the photo of my sculpture, beside the same photo of the model for the sculpture. Along with a medical prognoses that I would soon be blind; after he insulted the black and white photos for a long time, he began insulting me personally. At a point, I interrupted his tirade saying, “What are you babbling about?” He grabbed an 8x10 glossy and screamed: “This is a shitty sculpture and you are too stupid to take offense.” Then he demanded I not be accepted to the school. That I was not an artist nor a human. I replied, “You are holding a photo of the model not my sculpture. You have been saying nice things about the photos of my sculpture. Do you, oh great sculptor professor, not know the difference or are you pulling my leg?” He answered,” #5$#$#%.” and I got it that he was not joking. Surprise! I did not say a thing as I uncovered the full sized completed sculpture, which I had also brought to the all important evaluation. (He thought she was the sculpture and visa versa = he was a fool with a job he did not deserve.) A sculpture student standing in the door, all the loud sounds drew a large crowed, said, “Whoa! What a moment in time!” The crowd of 200 laughed me into grad school.

I did this blindfolded. This is why. Having flunked art in high school and been convinced by my art instructor that my interest should be directed elsewhere, I stopped thinking of myself as an artist and enrolled at Purdue, planning a practical career in chemical engineering.
However, life has a way of intruding on one's plans. The year was 1966. I was drafted and critically wounded in combat in Vietnam, my injuries would forever change my life. I returned to Purdue to continue my engineering degree pursuit; paying the bills by starting my own small photography business. In my junior year, a follow-up letter from the Veterans Administration arrived in 1971, four years after I was wounded, in short saying; “I would be blind by age forty.” Bummer! I became very depressed, “How would I make a living?” “What can a blind photographer, engineer do?”
It now happened I was sent on an assignment to photograph a master sculptor. This Egyptian sculptor guy grabbed me and said, “You are my son! You have eyes in your hands!” He affirmed that all sculptors had eyes in their hands and that he could teach me to sculpt blindfolded. So, a blind man can do this! I followed him; he made good on his word. I learned to sculpt blindfolded hmmmmmm I loved it. By the time I left Naguib I had done many sculptures kinesthetically.
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
OH WOW this could be a great movie :) Great life story! My eyes are getting worst everyday, I should try that. But in the scale I work, I don't think blind fold would do it.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support
You did make my day happier:):)
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
any time:)
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
an i hu
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Breathtaking piece :) :clap:
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You may see much more at [link]
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Thank you I will :)
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I will like that
:kiss:....Bih :hug:...little :hug:...big :kiss:....
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
:)
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The detail and realism is stunning. She looks as though she is made of dark chocolate...
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I did this blindfolded. This is why. Having flunked art in high school and been convinced by my art instructor that my interest should be directed elsewhere, I stopped thinking of myself as an artist and enrolled at Purdue, planning a practical career in chemical engineering.
However, life has a way of intruding on one's plans. The year was 1966. I was drafted and critically wounded in combat in Vietnam, my injuries would forever change my life. I returned to Purdue to continue my engineering degree pursuit; paying the bills by starting my own small photography business. In my junior year, a follow-up letter from the Veterans Administration arrived in 1971, four years after I was wounded, in short saying; “I would be blind by age forty.” Bummer! I became very depressed, “How would I make a living?” “What can a blind photographer, engineer do?”
It now happened I was sent on an assignment to photograph a master sculptor. This Egyptian sculptor guy grabbed me and said, “You are my son! You have eyes in your hands!” He affirmed that all sculptors had eyes in their hands and that he could teach me to sculpt blindfolded. So, a blind man can do this! I followed him; he made good on his word. I learned to sculpt blindfolded hmmmmmm I loved it. By the time I left Naguib I had done many sculptures kinesthetically.
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! That is amazing. I would never have guessed that it was possible, although after reading it makes perfect sense. It is funny how life has a way of placing our paths before us. I am very happy for you that you have found this way of life.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
my best sculpture is still done this was touching until the sculpture feels like the model.
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femaleartlover Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
this piece is so very beautiful !!! well done. I have something similar on my dresser,which I purchased about 10 years ago, and I did a double take when I opened your page!
Joy :rose:
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I could type a lot re this but I am dyslexic and type little ( some stories) = it takes so long. Did you read the story on that sculpture/ All I would type is there. Some one sent me one of your stories, I liked it and found your page, I liked that and read a lot = Nice to meet you. What do you do? I do commission portraits in oil and sculpture. You may see much more at [link] I like that serndipity of you having a copy.
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femaleartlover Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Nice to meet you too. I am glad you enjoy my stories. I like your paintings and sculpture! Yes it is very interesting that we both have a similar sculpture.
Joy :D
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
We should make one of you
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KalliaModel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful shot!
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome :) :hug: I am pleased you like the sculpture I made.
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KalliaModel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
It is an incredible sculpture. Honestly. Very detailed.
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FireBoar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you I do appreciate you kind and thoughtful words. Such a one takes 300 to 500 hours with the model and 6 months to finish as a bronze. Do you wish to work with me this summer in WI on a similar sculpture?
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KalliaModel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
If you could get me out there with expenses paid, I'd be interested =] Sculpture would would be awesome.
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