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Chinese Soapstone
16"tall

This piece broke on me a few times as I carved it. The stone was very flakey and had a few fractures. This is as best as I could do without destroying the piece totally.
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:iconbsamneh:
bsamneh Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I LOVE IT!and love the title!
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dendrology Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
wonderful work, love the piece, came across your gallery thru right angles gallery a fellow Canadian. By the way love the name, our golden retriever is named Leyla!!
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markramstead Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
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I'm collecting sculptures!
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:iconsculptin:
sculptin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't understand.....
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:iconmarkramstead:
markramstead Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
I'm faving sculptures, (collecting) sorry if something else jumped into your head.
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:iconsculptin:
sculptin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhh! Well. I'm honored you took one of mine!
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:iconmarkramstead:
markramstead Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Your wecome!
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leylaa Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
fantastic...I love it !
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:iconcberry240:
cberry240 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
Yet another great piece.
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:iconmisswt:
misswt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
wonderful fluidity....not much of a comment but i'm slightly awestruck!
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:iconsculptin:
sculptin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
and I'm struck by this fantastic comment!

Thanks!
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:iconmisswt:
misswt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
hehe no worries, glad you liked it! :hug:
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:icondinkim:
Dinkim Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005
the flowing lines are very pleaseing to the eye, :clap:
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turtlefeathers Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
Your muse Leyla? Beautiful work once again dear sculptin! :rose:
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sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Sadly I never met anyone named leyla...I just came up with the name. I wish I had a muse named leyla...
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turtlefeathers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005
Awww ...... :heart: :rose: and an :orange: :D
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005
s' my middle name--just spelled with an "i" instead of y.
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:iconsculptin:
sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
then again, you are my muse!
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005
Awww--thanks! :hug: Apparently the magick's been working overtime lately--I suggested two artists (BOTH for sculpture pieces, thankyouverrahmuch) for Daily Deviations while you were gone, and they got them! But it all started with you...
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sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
you have
magic fingers


I was your first!
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005
I've been told that before, but it's usually in a, ummmm--different context...:flirty:

Your dedicating that piece to me did indeed start it all (thank you so much again...:heart:)--as far as anyone knows (alchemism included), your piece was the very FIRST sculpture to EVER get a Daily Deviation--I merely passed on the mojo to nominate the 2nd and 3rd...
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sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush:

and again, my pleasure!
Thats pretty cool. What were the other two?
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victoriah Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005   Traditional Artist
very beautiful work, i havnt seen many sculptors on da....this is a great piece - this is something i would buy for my room. i love how it flows and it seems smooth and soft...very interesting
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sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you som much for this terrific comemnt! What flattery!
an it is soft and smooth fyi
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lavinialeyna Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005   Traditional Artist
Well, even though it sounds like it was a difficult medium to work with, it still turned out beautifully! :+fav: It really is feminine, because of the sinuous curves and elegance of it. It looks so fragile, so I can see how it was a pain when it kept on breaking.
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Huangrabarguar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
this is lovely, the shape reminds me of a woman. what was your inspiration?
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sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Inspiration? hmmm, the stone itself, Larry Andreoff (my mentor) and my imagination.
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oceanpeace Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005   Traditional Artist
OMG.... You are... alright, could you make prints of you work sometime? I would trade you an original watercolor for a print of this..... cause I can't afford to buy it either.... rats :( You are now officially my favorite sculptor ever... :hug:
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :D
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
RATS? WHERE?
*runs screaming up the bookshelf*
You are too kind. There are far far better sculptors in the world than me.
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oceanpeace Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005   Traditional Artist
I don't care.... I will buy yours when I am rich.... hey, a girl can dream...
Send me a note if you want to do a trade sometime.... offer still stands... :highfive:
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BlueIllusion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
I can see a dancing woman with flowing hair and garment. I hate it when there are fractures, the tip of one of mine broke right as I was finishing it (put it back together with wax), and another one cracke off completely. Lovely work
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
There is a line of black on the "woman"'s chest which is a fracture point. I had to crazy glue it so it didnt pop off.
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lilyofshallot Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
Very pretty. The view on the left looks almost like a human form. I can't tell that there's anyplace that would crack.


:gallery:
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
There is a line of black on the "woman"'s chest which is a fracture point. I had to crazy glue it so it didnt pop off.
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alchemism Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
Wonderful piece my friend...
Your skill with presenting your sculptures
is getting better - from when I first saw your
images. Lovely display.
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I have to thank a few deviators for the refining as they gave me some much needed photoshop pointers.
Keep fighting the good fight.
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Creaseleave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
It is magic, pink Chinese soapstone ... soapstone is lovely to move a chisel through but a bastard for chipping at just the wrong time isn't it! This is a lovely piece, you have a real feel for natural curves - an imperative for quality sculpture because you can play off smoothness against deliberate aberations for great effect ... well done!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed it is! YAY someone else whose tried it! I sliced open my finger on this piece when a chunk flaked off unexpectedly. 8 stitches later...
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:iconcreaseleave:
Creaseleave Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
... I was going to say soap stone has cost sculptors more blood than any other material ...
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:iconcreaseleave:
Creaseleave Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
... and (for the elephant dung piece) won a lot of money ...
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
INDEED, except for those who use their own blood as a patina.

I've never actually heard of that, but I have heard that urine stains metal nicely, and someone made a portrait of the queen of england out of elephant dung.
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cattirun Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
i want to have that on my hands right now and rub it non stop.. the curves are so smoooth!!!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
that sounds very erotic. Stop fondling my piece! wait, don't stop. Yah.

Just being silly, thank you!
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vllllllllll Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005   Artisan Crafter
very nice form to that. i like the thiner wavy areas and the little wave thing that seems to reach into its front from behine.
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
Well, I happen to LIKE "the best you could do" very much, and as I said, this one has a personal connection as well. I couldn't even see the woman from the image on your website--lovely. Lovethe lines in the "hair" here especially.
Sigh--no choice but to fave, I'm afraid...
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
for some wierd reason, this doesnt show up under recent deviations. when you go to my page, is it there. I just see journet, and thats even after refreshing.
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
It could take a while, I guess--I faved it, and it doesn't show up under my faves yet either. Sometimes it takes a while, but once I had one that never showed up in the main gallery, just mine. If it doesn't show up by tomorrow, you may want to resubmit it.
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
aww. thanks msj...so much.
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:iconmsj777:
MsJ777 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
You're welcome--any time...:hug:
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ovariancystone Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
this is very soft-looking. I like
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