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This was part of my major work for sculpture at uni last session. Constructed over two days, it took alot longer than I expected and I handed it in with the glue still wet and somewhat bound together with rubber bands, lol.

Funny part is it was supposed to be a welding project. I learnt how to weld and everything, I was all set to start making it out of sheet metal. But my brilliantly insane teacher noted that because the design was so fine, it suited being made out of paper. She then genuinely suggested I make it out of "gold..or perhaps marble?". Lol. Solid gold. We settled on paper.

This sculpture is my own version of Russian Constructivist Vladimir Tatlin's "Monument to the Third International", with a Futurist aesthetic approach. It's a model for a hypothetical tower that represents a utopian vision of perfect harmony between nature and technology and symbolises human progress.

Not saying that I believe this is the way we're headed in reality, it's like idealistic escapism..

The levels are shaped like stylised leaves, everything is white to represent the purity of mankind (as well as the purity of form) and the idea of continuous uninterrupted progress is symbolised by the pyramid shape, which would seem to reach forever into the sky.

Anyway, this was my first paper sculpture and I hope to do many more! Hope you like :D

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apalche85 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
this is really inspired me to do my hw..thanks
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Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, no worries. I hope...you finished it.
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Cobwebswift Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Wish you made one of metal. The design is awsome.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah me too... Thank you :aww:
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lucasguesser Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
very nice, I love works in paper.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man :) So do I. We should all do more paper works!
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:iconlucasguesser:
lucasguesser Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I do many paper works, but I don't have the photos here at DA. Soon I will post them I hope... ;)
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D-Avalon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is absolutely amazing! :wow:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw thanks! :aww:
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Simply amazing!! :wow:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :boing:
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely stunngly beautiful!!!!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
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Kiwikoala1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks like it come out of a fantasy :D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great! Thankyou :aww:
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nickcuaviet Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible !!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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:iconcygon:
cygon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thats actually pretty cool, especially the birds eye view
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, it's weird huh..if I'd posted just that view I'm sure most people would have no idea what was going on. :lol:
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cygon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lol you're probably right. Although it would have been a great conversation piece. Great job, really!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah! I've seen somebody do that before. They uploaded a cropped photo that showed one colour and minimal texture, and we had to guess what it was part of. I think it ended up being part of a fence, haha. And thanks again :aww:
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cygon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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blacknero Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
nice +w+
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
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BeaTSyBeaTS Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
what a beauty
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's lovely, thanks :aww:
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Snow-katt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
gold ? hope she was paying for it then
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey if she was paying I'd happily sculpt it out of gold, lol.
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Snow-katt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
silver would look better anyway
or aluminium
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I was going to paint it white either way, lol.
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Snow-katt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
white ?
silver would look better but i think thats moot now ;p
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anonymouslyours Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
JESUS FLDK@#$
WHY DOES EVERYTHING LOOK LIKE A PHALLUS TO ME LATELY?
ah, the purity of mankind. That's mankind, not womankind.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha. Wow. I couldn't imagine a more painful pahllic design..is this what lesbians dream of before they know they're lesbians? Or like the "vagina scissors" equivalent for women? Why not.
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anonymouslyours Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
oh god, I know.
If it helps, I'm sure no one else could associate your lovely paper art with phallus'...phalli, phallices? LOL.
I'm just so hard up that I might actually be going a little crazy
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MrsBrushwood Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I live this project. It's so simple and yet so divine! The delicate difference in color of the paper make it even more unique! You did an amazing job :)
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I'm glad you can see the difference in the layers, I was worried it was lost in the photo - even in person it's not immediately apparent, lol.
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MrsBrushwood Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Well the difference is very delicate but I think that because of that it looks so good :).
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RJBaudouin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting work. Nice technique, well executed, the aim of the symbol (which is a nice idea) is reached. Good thought and good realisation.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
*Meant to say "considered comment" :P
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for your considered :aww: Much appreciated.
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samwongsart Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Simple and effective :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
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samwongsart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Your we come :)
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Virus-Tormentor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! :o
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies :aww:
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Virus-Tormentor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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shelbzter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very well done and original! :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! It's awesome you think so :D
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
:D Nifty lighting and angles and a nifticious sculpture!
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