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One day, in a conversation with some other life forms at a space oasis, we were explaining that we were interested in ruins from ancient cultures. The being we were talking to told us about a distant planet that had a lot of ruins left after the life forms annihilated themselves in stupid wars.

We went there and a saw an interesting object. As near as we could tell this was a huge construction that was similar to our stories of the Trojan horse. It was a giant structure that sort of resembled a horse in a "spacey" way. Upon inspection there was a way to gain access to the inside which looked like the inside of a space ship. 

It seems the idea was to land on the outside of the opposition's compound and wait until they got curious and then got bored and let it be before they came out of the horse and attacked.  A lot of fish have the same way of hunting prey.  Hide in plane sight, use a disguise, attack at the opportune time.

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Galactic Trogan Horse - enlarged and displayed in a nature setting.
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Galactic Trojan Horse Sculpture

Richard Arfsten

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Sculpture, Metal on Aluminium

Size: 10 W x 16 H x 7 D in

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One day, in a conversation with some other life forms at a space oasis, we were explaining that we were interested in ruins from ancient cultures. The being we were talking to told us about a distant planet that had a lot of ruins left after the life forms annihilated themselves in stupid wars. We went there and a saw an interesting object. As near as we could tell this was a huge construction that was similar to our stories of the Trojan horse. It was a giant structure that sort of resembled a horse in a "spacey" way. Upon inspection there was a way to gain access to the inside which looked like the inside of a space ship. It seems the idea was to land on the outside of the opposition's compound and wait until they got curious and then got bored and let it be before they came out of the horse and attacked. A lot of fish have the same way of hunting prey. Hide in plane sight, use a disguise, attack at the opportune time. If this sculpture interests you there is much more on this site. Go to the upper right top and enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box to see many styles and themes of my work.

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Sculpture:Metal on Aluminium

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:10 W x 16 H x 7 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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