samedi 3 juillet 2021

Temple statue



Hello everybody!

Here is another recent sculpting project, digital this time.
Those of you who are familiar with this blog might have seen this enigmatic feather-helmeted character of mine from time to time, through paintings or tiny sculptures.
I wanted to have another take on him, sculpting kind of a "stone" statue. Here it is:





And this is a 360 video, easier to see the shapes and volumes:


A fun little sculpting project, meant to be very personal and relaxing. If you ever come across that statue, deep in a forest, have a thought of me ;) 
The soundtrack is from Serart, a collaboration between Serj Tankian and Arto Tunçboyacıyan, and fits with my current mood both musically and in the lyrics. I've always loved that record.

This is the text: "Loosing sight of the eternal garden can be devastating at best. What drives me insane are the catastrophic perplexities of those closed souls with whom i have drank from the pure fountain of harmony. As long as there is a maze the mouse will prevail. But when enclosed and quartered my health will fail. The enigmatic loss of vision and its accompanying diverse avenues of existence cause this lockdown-hysteria."



I sculpt wargame miniatures most of my time, but I find quite relaxing touching on different subjects like this. 
I like religious effigies, little shrines, enigmatic statues from ancient civilization. I especially like to think that they probably incorporate details that reflect what life was in this era, but that we don't fully grasp, leaving some of the story untold.




Maybe this statue could tell stories about our near future, and would look as enigmatic to someone bumping into it a hundred years down the line. Maybe this person will wonder what it was like to live in our times, why we would have sculpted such effigy? What were our struggle or challenges?..

 

Anyway, I hope all this doesn't sound pedantic. I've never considered myself as an artist per se, but there is obviously an artistic dimension in my job and the things I am drawn to.
This is simply a way for me to express some feelings, I guess.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this article.




16 commentaires:

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    1. Tu lui trouve un style Rome antique? C'est pas forcément voulu 😅

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    2. être assis en tailleur c'est une posture typique de l'art celte et scythe, mais on ne le connait pas chez les romains. :)

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    3. C'est exactement pour ça que la référence m'intrigue !

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    4. Je pense qu'il faisait référence à fallout new Vegas et les Caesar Légion ;) excellent travail !

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    5. Oh ok! C'est pour ça que je ne comprenais pas: je ne connais pas!

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  2. très sympa ! C'est chouette de pouvoir sortir des univers GW et d'explorer des choses plus personnelles :)

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  3. I think it's pretty nice! Loads of character, I love it :)

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  4. C'est toujours un plaisir de voir le résultat de tes travaux "personnels", surtout quand ils embarquent le fameux casque à plumes.
    J'aurais 2 petites questions:
    - Pour ces projets perso, si ce n'est pas indiscret, quel logiciel utilises-tu pour la sculpture ?
    - Est-ce que tu vas faire un "tirage" de cette pièce pour l'incorporer dans un décor par exemple ?

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    BK

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    1. Merci BK!

      J'utilise principalement le logiciel Freeform.
      Oui je l'ai fait imprimer. Je ne prévois pas nécessairement de faire des tirages dans le sens production, mais pour le peindre comme une petite statue plus qu'un décors.

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  5. Très sympa cette statue avec un côté intemporel (ou plutôt trop de temporalités distinctes !)

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