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murray stein
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My Bio
Current Residence: Allen TX
deviantWEAR sizing preference: nude
Favourite genre of music: classical
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite cartoon character: charlie brown
Personal Quote: You can do whatever you want to, and be good at it if you set your mind to it.

Favourite Visual Artist
Mauritz C. Escher
Favourite Movies
oldies which most of you won't remember, including me
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Leonard Bernstein
Favourite Writers
Ogden Nash
Favourite Games
scrabble
Tools of the Trade
a lathe and sharp chisels
Other Interests
art, music, archeology, the sciences,animals, people, my loving wife, not necessarily in this order

5. Excellence in Art: A First Place Award

5. Excellence in Art: A First Place Award

At the behest of my friends in the Dallas, Texas, and Rockville, Maryland areas, I am writing this new Journal entry.  They have urged me to share my achievement and joy with the rest of the world, via DeviantArt. The Texas Sculpture Association held its 25th Anniversary  Membership Show at the ArtCentre in Plano, TX.    My sculpture,  Lest we forget,  which is in this gallery, won the First Place Prize. The honor was special to me, because it was awarded not by a panel of judges, but by a vote of the other exhibitors, my peers.   These peers are the best sculptors in Texas, turning out fantastic bronze figures, statues in stone, abstracts

4. Music and Art: The Essence of Life

4. Music and Art: The Essence of Life

I love life! Music and The Arts are large driving forces in this life of mine.  I feel they are part of my soul.  But People and Nature are also important components.  All of them play a balancing role in meeting my needs as a human being.  I use 'balance' in referring to the dynamic interplay between my physical and emotional needs. So, I wish to share some of my thoughts as I was creating "Keyboard Wizardry", because this sculpture embodies all four of the elements above.  I see them as the essentials of life. They ARE the essence of life. The keyboard and the Music so inextricably tied to this instrument, make a powerful visual and sens

3. A Hearty Thank You!

3. A Hearty Thank You!

I am completely overwhelmed with the hundreds of flattering comments, faves, etc., from so many local and international fellow artists.  My early desire was to acknowledge everybody, but as a 'hunt-and-peck typist I kept getting behinder and behinder in my responses. (I've been called worse.) So I am using this entry to say THANK YOU to everybody, and to offer my apologies for not responding to all of you individually. And a special thanks to Myana for the DD designation for "Keyboard Wizardry" last November.

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hammer-and-chiselHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great imagination with your woodworking, particularly your walking sticks as I do similar work.
ForestDwellerHousesProfessional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic talent!
Very creative and congrats on your well deserved award.
Beautiful gallery and a great variation of woodwork!
You are included in Artisans and Functional Art - August 2009. If you like it, please fave it so that others may see this wonderful art made by you and the other featured artists. :heart:
Wow just wow your stuff is inspirational to bettering my carving skills