sculptors

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Google Kicks off Black History Month Honoring Black Mississauga Ojibwe Sculptor Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907) was an American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. She is the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor in the fine arts world. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black people and indigenous peoples of the Americas into Neoclassical style sculpture. She emerged during the crisis-filled days of the Civil War, and by the end of the 19th century, she was the only black woman who had participated in and been recognized to any degree by the American artistic mainstream. - Wikipedia

Innate

Sculptors see forms
trapped in stone,
Musicians see melodies
inside notes,
Artists see faces
on their canvas,
Poets see
worlds inside the words,

And they only
release & liberate
spirits
from things
that hold them down.

© SoulReserve 2017

Things that make me saddest

Then poets who now hate poetry, because their writing didn’t adhere to their teachers education standards

The painters who now hate painting, because what they desired to paint was shut down by their art teachers

The artists who’s heavily stylized art only makes them angry, because they were taught that they weren’t making their creations correctly

The writers who can’t advance anymore, because they have the ever present voice of that English teacher that made them change their creation till it fit their curriculum

It isn’t fair, and I want all you to know that your creations are beautiful and to persue them no matter what anyone else says.

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-Melancholy Hill-

A commission.
Lou Reed when he collaborated with the Gorillaz, based on a piece of artwork by Jamie Hewlett which riffed on an illustration of Jimi Hendrix by the artist Moebius.

Great fun. I always wondered if one day I’d make a Gorillaz character. This is the closest I’ve got so far.

Made in all kinds of Sculpey/FIMO.

For more, check out my Instagram!
https://www.instagram.com/jamesthesculptor/

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“Roy and Riza Sculpture”
Dimensions: approx. 10″H x 7″W.
Polymer clay & mixed media

Listen…what’s the point of learning how to sculpt if I don’t shamelessly make merchandise for myself lol…Basically I recently got into Fullmetal Alchemist during the summer and I wanted try my hand at making Roy and Riza in their fancy uniforms.

Sculpture process and WIP photos can be found on my insta!