Friday, December 08, 2006

asterion


I have recently tried my hand at a little sculpture.
Regular visitors will not be surprised at the subject matter.

35 comments:

Oscar Grillo said...

Magnifica la bestia!

shellywan said...

@____@

"How do u make a cast of a bull the coolest thing ever" by Neil Ross.

i absolutely love it.

sw

Cali said...

I like it ! Which material did you use?

limbolo said...

He is made from oil-clay (CHAVANT); cast in plaster-polymer mixed with acrylic paint (lamp black and yellow ochre).
The horns are moulded in stuff called 'Premo' which looks surpringly like polished wood when you bake it in the oven.
It was difficuilt to get the horns right and I had to re-do them so many times that my desk is now littered with little horns; as though there had been a holocaust of tiny cattle.

sparth said...

oh my god, neil, i can't even tell if this is a sculpture or one of your digital rendering, that is amazing.
i am certain that if you had mentioned this was a 2d work we would have believed you.
same compo
same "cadrage"
even though it's a photo.

Balkandude said...

Very nice work!

belinha said...

Hello Limbolo!As I remember you were the first to "discover" my blog!So I'm her to proudly say that today I reached 100 posts/100 collages!!I want a visit cos' I'm clebrating!!I'll be back when I reach 200...Nice weekend!!Excelent work in your blog as allways!

Matt J said...

Fabulous! Limbolo is multi-skilled. Love to see a full figure for the next one.

Stef said...

That is a magnifique head.

dodos said...

Full of strength.
Minoan...

A. Riabovitchev said...

One of the best!:o)Fantasric!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

You reworked it digitally afterwards?

limbolo said...

I de-saturated the overall colour - which had become yellow/red saturated in the original exposure - and darkened the shadow at left.

Elliot said...

I am proud to be the firs to tell you that it's a load of bull.
See you during the week.

limbolo said...

More Cock'n Bull from Cowan...

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Ah.

It's incredible how similar this effect is compared to your paintings. The choice of lighting and the mood are exceptional. I truly believe you to be amongst the 10 most talented people on the planet.

I recently visited Mr Cacoualt's site and have had no end of fun comparing and contrasting both of your styles. I think he posted more work?

Hope to see you for a Polonium Mulled Wine before Xmas. I'll be loitering with intent underneath the mistletoe with Elliot.

limbolo said...

Nicolas, Belinha, Stef, Riabo, Oscar, Stef, Dodos, Balkano, Shelly, Cali, Matts*2,
Many thanks for your remarks...

See you at the old Bull & Bush...

David Malan said...

Very beautiful. YOu sir are an all around genious. It is proven by your ability to work effectively in all formats.

Mark said...

Thats superb Neil :)

alberto mielgo said...

The complete artist.
I'm sure you are good at Architecture too, as the Renaissance artists.

Elliot said...

You can loiter as close to me as you like Crookie, but you'll have to kiss me at some point or you can loiter elsewhere.

Oscar Grillo said...

The House of Asterion by Jorge "Georgie" Luis Borges....

Sorry, Limbolo. I am testing if I can leave comments in your blog. Looks like the blogs from those who switched to the beta version don't accept the "old" passwords. Does anybody know anything about this?

limbolo said...

Can't help you through that part of the labyrinth I'm afraid, Oscar...

Oscar Grillo said...

Yes..I can confirm that you cannot write comments in the new beta blogger unless you yourself have already suscribed to it....Madness!

limbolo said...

Aha...
New forms of dictation and buracracy. We must conform or be left behind, waiting like mad, tragic ASTERION for the coup de grace.
Meanwhile, Dr. ALZHEIMER follows like a hellhound on the trail...

I used to know how to zpell burakrazee...

dodos said...

What a joyful perspective! :(

Jenya said...

There are so many beautifully organic details in the shadow! I want to touch it.
its remarkable how many qualities of your work translate into this absolutely new medium. I guess they are still part of the same visual voice. It really reads like a painting to me and I love it!
and btw. what is it with you and all those bulls?

Oscar, I think the password in the new Beta remains the same, only the username is now the e-mail address you entered when you switched. Hope I could help. Unfortunately blogger is as far as I know the only free blog that does not stamp you to death with all those flashy ads.

limbolo said...

Dodos,
I think the Greeks invented irony.

Jenja,
Thanks for the advice.
The Bull is, for me, a presiding metaphor and an important challenge. Tauromachy is a productive, if unfashionable, drug. And there is no cure for its addiction.

chris chua said...

Beautiful and powerful at the same time. Love the art on your blog:)

Richard Mitchelson said...

I don't think i can put into words anything that will do this justice. But i have to try, 'Bloomin Marvelous'...

Mark said...

What's it modelled with Neil?

Ron said...

Very good, nice lighting too.

william wray said...

I know someting is great when it makes me want to do something similar. Please let me know if you cast it, I'm down for one.

bart said...

wow!

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Amazing!! Stunning!! BRAVO!! WOW!!