Unusual sculpts that we knew we had to share:
Thorny Heart – Front View
Details of the Heart
Designer Notes: A bit more experimentation with elements from African and Catholic ritual sculpture.
Designer Notes: So, I’ve always been into Catholic reliquary busts and African guardian figures that share the characteristic hole in the chest for sacred objects. This plays off that idea. I don’t want to belabor the symbolism, you’re smart, you can figure it out.
Self Portrait: Totem of the Long Loneliness
Designer Notes: Carved in cedar, inspired by native american transformation masks, but completely different in style.
My Need, My Burden
Designer Notes: I exhibited this along with All My Useless Outrage in God Doesn’t Like Ugly in ’09, an exhibit in a church, as is traditional (also happened with Hurt in ’08) an irate visitor veiled the piece in a plastic bag.
Last but not the least, Dryads:
Dryad General View
The largest and most complicated of the epoxy dryads I’ve done, she’s about 10 in, with the tree branch being about 20 in.
For more information about the artist, Anthony Santella, please click – here.
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