Monday, August 24, 2009
The Lovers 2009
You may remember the piece from last year which was titled the same thing, and also if you followed way back in the day there was one in 2007, and 2006 and 2005. It seems each year I make a piece entitled "The Lovers" which i s always a big hit with people because many can relate to it. This year I decided to make a video to go along with the figures to show how they came into being through pushing clay around. I love these guys, they are attractive and really engage with each other (unlike the pieces in the past with the passive female figure), the work of art also is a bit more risque due to them being nude as well as having sculpted nipples which some people find offensive (oh well). The figures' bodies mesh well and the contours of one blend with the other, their feet coming down the side symbolizes roots which take hold, strengthen and grow with time. The rustic brown has a very rough texture when seen in life, somewhat like fine sand. I can promise this will not the the one and only couples piece this year, love is strong and I would like to commemorate it in art. The figures are finished in an attractive wood-framed display case.
The video is here as well as on youtube.com user: PedroRamirezArt