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Ron Mueck sculptures......how do you react?

 
 
dlowan
 
Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 07:03 pm
I love this guy's stuff...I find it terribly moving and utterly fascinating...and also very sad....and sort of anxiety provoking.


I am wondering how others react?


Slide series



Article with pictures


Morehttp://www.artmolds.com/images/ron_mu3.jpg



Even on Snopes!


http://www.artmolds.com/images/ron_mu7.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 07:39 pm
Love it. I like his use of the unusual pose and the "not so perfect " models.

The 4.5M crouching kid is a study of balance also.
He has a really good eye. Does he work in molds or armatures do you know deb?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 08:01 pm
farmerman wrote:
Love it. I like his use of the unusual pose and the "not so perfect " models.

The 4.5M crouching kid is a study of balance also.
He has a really good eye. Does he work in molds or armatures do you know deb?



I think a couple of the articles discuss his techniques.


Apparently he used to do models for special effects.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:17 pm
Incredibly realistic. I was searching for his material - he's using
fiberglass resin to sculpt. Hm, I wonder how the process takes place.
Got to find out.....
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:24 pm
Fascinating stuff. Must be quite a process he uses.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:26 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
Incredibly realistic. I was searching for his material - he's using
fiberglass resin to sculpt. Hm, I wonder how the process takes place.
Got to find out.....



How do you react emotionally to them, CJ?



I was very struck by the looks on the faces of the people viewing them.,...especially the real pregnant woman viewing the sculpted baby.


I am almost certain the pregnant woman, and the woman straining to see her new baby on her belly are the same.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:33 pm
Emotionally? It's very moving (the pregnant woman, the baby) and
looking at some others, it's almost frightening. You expect them to be
waking up any minute now.

I found a video (rather lengthy) but after about 10 minutes it shows
how Ron worked on the pregnant woman, quite remarkable actually.
I thought he had some sort of mold, but he doesn't. He only makes
a small model first and then scales it to a larger version. That is,
there he has some sort of mold made.

It is truly remarkable.

here the video http://blip.tv/file/94203
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:37 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
Emotionally? It's very moving (the pregnant woman, the baby) and
looking at some others, it's almost frightening. You expect them to be
waking up any minute now.

I found a video (rather lengthy) but after about 10 minutes it shows
how Ron worked on the pregnant woman, quite remarkable actually.
I thought he had some sort of mold, but he doesn't. He only makes
a small model first and then scales it to a larger version.

It is truly remarkable.

here the video http://blip.tv/file/94203



Wow!!! Thank you!!!

I meant to say the pregnant women looking at the sculpted pregnant woman above btw. A number of them are giggling.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:01 pm
Did you see the video, deb? How tedious he put the hair in with the
needle. This must take an awful long time to just get the hair on....
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Amigo
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:04 pm
Great!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:23 pm
watching....fascinating!
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:33 pm
Fascinating pieces...... it's hard to believe he's had no formal training.
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Chai
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:07 pm
Interesting.

I'm tired right now, so I had a reaction I might not in the morning.

In the slide show, the first few with the woman in bed....I didn't realize the woman was the artwork, and the people were real visitors to the gallery/museum.

I thought the work was a photograph, with the visitors as part of the art.

It made me feel....hopeless, violated.

My first reaction was this woman was in the hospital, waiting for a diagnosis, and she's treated as a specimen, being stared at.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:29 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
Did you see the video, deb? How tedious he put the hair in with the
needle. This must take an awful long time to just get the hair on....


I just finished seeing it...fascinating.


He is very obsessive.


It is kind of hard seeing her being handled, and the little babies lying around the place, no?


The people are so achingly vulnerable....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:38 pm
Just found the thread. Expect to be interested. Back tomorrow.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2008 03:15 am
ossobuco wrote:
Just found the thread. Expect to be interested. Back tomorrow.


Woof!
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2008 06:29 am
I find this work disturbing (not a bad thing with art). I'm not sure why, though. Too real?

Fascinating.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2008 07:01 am
Roberta wrote:
I find this work disturbing (not a bad thing with art). I'm not sure why, though. Too real?

Fascinating.


Disturbs the crap out of me, too.


It's so NAKED, (and I don't mean the obvious!!!)...you know, Lear's "poor, bare, forked animal."


I was enthralled to watch the works in progress, too...I would LOVE to be able to sculpt, and the chicken-wire and cloth form, and the addition of the clay, was wonderful to see.


I really must go to a sculpture class....
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2008 07:12 am
Thats the point deb. You may find his work disturbing but the artist in us all wants to understand how it was done.

We cast fossils in silicone in the field so they retain the smallest of details that can be saved as casts. Another thing I got from CJ's great flick was how like the process was to building a fiberglass boat except witna thousand percent more detail.

I was really blown away with the flick CJ. I sat here with my coffee early on a SUn AM . Really neat stuff.
This is why Ill always stick with A2K, you never know what someone is gonna come up with and how everyone pitches in to help us learn. I tell ya, that flick was like a CEU in the human form.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2008 07:14 am
I took some sculpting classes with clay many years ago. One the one hand it was tremendously enjoyable. On the other, it was very frustrating. I enjoyed forming things with the clay. Molding, shaping. The frustration was that I could never get things to be the way I wanted them to be. Tried other forms. Always the same problem. Liked the activity. Lacked the skill. Couldn't get past the latter to enjoy the former.

I wish you well, Deb, if you decide to pursue it.
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