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Tragic Figure by Legiongp Tragic Figure by Legiongp
Cast Bronze, aprox. 7 inches
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Given 2012-07-23
Tragic Figure by ~Legiongp ( Featured by SRudy )
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
great work, very expressive!
congratulations for the well deserved DD!
Stay creative and well! ;-)
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
with pleasure! ;-)
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Bluelisamh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful, powerful work. Congrats on your well deserved DD :)
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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Omar6 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is work in progress caliber and i dont think it is worthy of a Daily Deviation.

It needs to be complete.
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YamiBroly777 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is simply beautiful. It's not often I see sculptures or statues this good in this day and age. I really hope this become a lasting masterpiece due to the quality of the artwork and the message behind it.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. being made of bronze, I'm sure that in several hundred year someone will pull it out of the dirt, brush it off and wonder.
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YamiBroly777 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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Flying-Glove Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
This sculpture speaks volumes.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
how much a piece of art says depends mostly on the person viewing it. thanks for listening.
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Flying-Glove Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very true.

Thank you for creating art worth listening to.
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A-Separate-Reality Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me a bit of Rodin's work!:D
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StevenSpielberg Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
This reminds me of the Bastards Of Balance.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't know they did it nude?
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Kulot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very expressive such strong details, congrats
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Evocative of Rodin. I'd love to see the maquette be a model for a life scale work.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would also love to do one life-size. Thanks!
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ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Come visit me in Chicago. The bronze foundry under the Museum of the Art Institute can hot cast something like two tons of molten bronze. :D It's two levels below the street in a sub-basement. Saw it in the 90s. Some SAIC students smuggled a dead racehorse down there, made a mold from it and cast it in bronze, got the horse out before the professors saw it. They told me it had a heart attack out at Arlington race track and solved all their horse statue problems.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. The resourceful nature of art students is impressive, and usually macabre : )
Bronze casting is so expensive, it limits my size. If I could learn how to write an art grant, I could probably do it. Thanks for the invite, though. Maybe when I have the funds : )
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ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Finding the grants is harder than writing them. I keep hearing about how the financial pond has dried up. You can probably get a how-to book or check some FAQs regarding process. A lot of the process seems to be patience and following directions - albeit an appalling number of people can't follow written directions worth a damn. I have assisted on them but not done one on my own. Check for state level, anything through local universities, anything through the city of Boston. Maybe try a one-shot project materials funding like the Rothko Foundation; refer to their website. Some artists have success on Kickstarter.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Good advice. Woonsocket just got a 50,000 dollar art grant for their town. I am connected with the Museum of Work and Culture out there, and will be attending their town meeting. I'll use this as a learning experience to propose and write a grant for lifesize bronze sculptures. I want to take the turn of the century photos of the immigrant mill workers who built the Blackstone Valley, find where the photos were taken, and put sculptures of the anonymous workers where they existed in life to root the past with the present and remind people of where they came from, namely, somewhere else: ) It should be interesting. I found some good looking books an art grant writing from Barnes and Nobel, so, I've got to start somewhere. Thanks again for the info! Keep in touch.
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ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, that would be a wonderful public piece. It reminds me, in its intentions, of the hands sculptures Louise Bourgeois did for Hull House in Chicago late in her life. If you have not seen it a hundred times, definitely see this video [1 hour] [link] Had Bourgeois, Naumann, Maya Lin, Kerry James Marshall. KJM is a big fish in Chicago but keeps a low profile. I wish he still taught, was at SAIC and UIC for awhile, He's just in with his studio practice now. ;_; Oh, sad. I guess Keith Haring was the last big time artist that was in Chicago and accessible to people.

I shot my friend's portfolio and her sculpture works are way ahead of her painting. I totally wigged on her, "Do this! Not the painting." Being able to think through art in three dimensions is its own talent. I told her, you make real things, I just make illusions. I b*thched at her that every idiot like me paints, she needs to sculpt! I don't have her abilities in three dimensions. The best I've managed is a miniature brass sculpture and wire frame of an ammonite fossil. Sculptural work is way harder, is a slow learning curve to perfect and is way more in demand for public display. Look at Leonardo Nierman and Arnaldo Pomodoro. They both paint but sculpture made their careers. If you are extra bored, you might want to check out what I have on my blog here [link] I shot photos and video at the past three years of Art Chicago / NEXT. All sculpture, installation and dimensional work is mushed together in the same category. Might be more diverse range of works for you to see since East Coast is always fascinated by NYC.
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Dubnoreix Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's an incredible sculpt! It's so simplistic, yet honest...
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Simple usually is honest : )
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mate... I dont see tragedy when I look at this. I see perseverance. Anyone else with his level of injuries would dead but this guy is STANDING! That speeks to me.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very True. Thank you.
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh.
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Prof-Stein Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He looks deep in thought, as if maybe he's trying to remember what it's like having limbs.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe he's wondering why he had them in the first place : )
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Awxen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahaha!
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Prof-Stein Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:P
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JoffsArt Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
very cool sculpture, reminds me of a painting i did awhile back, its a bad photo of the painting but anyways: [link]
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice painting. I see the similarity.
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R-a-z-z Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
On the other hand; people never experiencing humility often becomes arrogant, and pigs in their hearts. A danger to themselves and others alike. A clever person learns from the tragedy forced upon the next man.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
some would say that other people only exist to teach one to be themselves.
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R-a-z-z Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
And yet we all remain individuals. While it is true we impose ourselves on others, only the exchange itself remains fixed.
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats amazing :D
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful sculpture, congrats for DD!:clap:
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you welcome!:)
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NutaNeurotic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Much congrats on your Daily Deviation!~
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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NutaNeurotic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
U're welcome!)
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EXITmuzic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Love it!
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am glad.
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EXITmuzic Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Zimriver Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
lovely
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