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Cryptic Notice Sculpture

Richard Arfsten

United States

Sculpture, Metal on Aluminium

Size: 17 W x 17 H x 8 D in

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To me this is a message in a SI-FI story. To me the elements represent ideas. Each are different yet together try to tell a story. Actually they can mean anything you want them to be. That is the beauty of abstract work. When I make these sculptures they are intended to be used as a tool for enlarging. This is a maquette, a model to measure off of by a metal fabricator to build a large version of. It also can be used as a desk top sculpture. If you pick it up to eye sight you can see a accurate indication what it would look like if you were walking up to it after it is enlarged. It is not a sketch on a piece of paper with numbers that may not be accurate. It can be scanned to easily get the patterns to build from out of flat metal sheets. Essentially it is odd shaped boxes welded together in a hopefully interesting way to look at. Basically I am selling the design and the use as a logo and the right to have it enlarged by a fabricator close to your location of your choosing. Big sculpture is hard to ship. This maquette is easily mailed anywhere and you control the costs. Think of sculpture as sophisticated signage. It is intended to elevate your operation in your industry in the mind of your client. It will come with a stone base to display it on that is polished on top and rough cut on the sides.

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Sculpture:Metal on Aluminium

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:17 W x 17 H x 8 D in

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I have an ambitious approach to life ... and to art ... make something happen every day ... but most of all have fun doing it! A sculptor first, and now working in 2D, I do my best to do just that. Presented here are examples of some of my work. •• My sculpture runs the gamut from abstract, to figurative, to architectural. The materials and methods used are diverse ... from figures modeled in clay or wax, then cast in pewter or bronze ... to aluminum maquettes (produced by evaporative pattern casting) which serve as the 3D blueprints for the pieces that are enlarged and fabricated from sheet metal of all kinds. •• My 2D pieces range from abstract to figurative. You’ll find Originals done in oils or acrylic, one-of-a-kind monotypes, collages, mixed media paintings, and more ... I love working in all mediums. Some of my 2D work may be available as reproductions on this site. ••• MY FASCINATION WITH SCIENCE FICTION & MAKE BELIEVE - When I was in second grade, television was new and the hottest thing. The "Adventures of Flash Gordon" was my favorite program. There was only one kid in the neighborhood who had a TV. We, all the kids, gathered at his house for every episode. I was a huge fan of the characters. Flash was cool and my hero. Dale Arden was OK but Princess Aura was way cooler because she was naughty. Ming The Mercilous was very interesting. But Dr. Zarkov and his super duper telescope - that could see into time forwards and backwards, far and near - was the star of the show for me. The spaceship was really hoakey. You could see the wire that it was traveling on and the little puffs of smoke coming out of it were a joke, even for me. But the concept of the show was magical. Also at that time there were radio shows about space travel and aliens and monsters. I would listen to those shows with my grandfather as I sat on the floor next to the big wooden box radio so I could get the full impact of the sounds. •• These shows inspired me to draw spaceships, mostly "new and improved" versions of Flash's ship. I taped them all over my bedroom walls. At night I would travel with Flash. We would go to distant parts of the Universe and explore ancient ruins - like what I saw in National Geographic when I was not looking at the bare-breasted girls of exotic cultures. (I think artists and sculptors, are to a large part, voyeurs.) Those memories pop up in my art over and over. •• Faces also intrigue and inspire me.

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