Commisioned Life Sized Grizzly Sculpture

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Re: Commisioned Life Sized Grizzly Sculpture

Post by mite5255 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:21 am

I have never seen a bear in the wild, but that sure does not look natural Jerry... I keep looking at the photo's from Frank and I find this photo very scary, I do think the bear could be dangerous also :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Commisioned Life Sized Grizzly Sculpture

Post by F.C. » Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:19 pm

That other bear sculpture posted, for sure, IS NOT anatomically correct. I’ve spent a full year working for a bear guide and outfitter on Kodiak Island where bears like mine are the norm for size. Seen a lot of them fleshed out and their anatomy is still vivid in my memory.

Even the sculpted bear I saw outside Sportsman Warehouse is far from accurate and an outright “tell” the artist has no clue how a bear is put together by nature.

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Re: Commisioned Life Sized Grizzly Sculpture

Post by F.C. » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:11 pm

I must say, with that bear “finally” done in the clay it sure eases my mind. I had a LOT of anger and anxiety pent up in my soul that ultimately got transferred into that bear. My hands ache terribly from kneading clay, rubbing out (smoothing out) knife cuts into the clay to form hair detailing, etc. But all in all, I think it’s spot on and represents the species admirably. Now for a well deserved rest before tackling making the molds for wax replications and casting.

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Re: Commisioned Life Sized Grizzly Sculpture

Post by Jammer » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:26 am

It looks great Frank, can't wait to see it finished.
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Re: Commisioned Life Sized Grizzly Sculpture

Post by F.C. » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:13 pm

My left hand’s fingers have almost completely recovered. They still tingle from the middle knuckles out to the finger tips and make it hard to “feel” anything in their grip. My right hand finger tips from the middle knuckles out to their tips still feel like I’ve got ahold of a live wire non-stop. No real pain, just an annoyance that’s so dominant I literally cannot feel anything in their grasp which causes me to drop things that are small within their grasp. If I grip harder it makes them STING terribly. I must’ve had a LOT of anger flowing through them into that sculpt!

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Re: Commisioned Life Sized Grizzly Sculpture

Post by F.C. » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:43 am

Hands are still on the mend. Temperatures are still too cold in the garage to mold this critter. Can’t work flashing with gloves on. In the interim I’ve been soliciting this bear to several entities such as bear sanctuaries; zoos; National Parks; Sportsman’s Warehouse; Cabela’s Sporting Goods; Grizzly Industrial Outlet; Some Wineries in California that have impressive sculpture gardens of wildlife. None, however, have a huge Grizzly which, btw, is California’s State animal. I’ve even solicited some Native owned Casinos! Everyone I sent inquiries to gave this bear raving reviews but due to the economy they all declined to invest and buy it upon completion.

Just my luck... I finish something AWESOME and the entire country’s economy takes a royal dump!! Ain’t that a kick in the pants!

I ain’t given up, though.... good art sells!!! I also got other sculptures I want to do, smaller works, more suited for sale in a galleries.

But, I’ll wager once this economy starts improving again those inquiries I solicited recently will likely come around wanting to know how much for my bear and how soon could they get it and have it installed. Kinda like it was in NAM... when it rained it poured torrentially!! Another good reason to get it molded, hell even cast one in Aluminum!!, but have its molds ready for several orders just in case.

Meantime, another art vision came to mind today. It’s on a religious theme from the Bible, that came to me recently outta the blue after days of bitching about the economy. Anyone familiar with the song, “On The Wings Of A Snow White Dove?” When those on the Ark were adrift for so long then out of the blue a snow white dove landed on that Ark with a sprig in its beak, letting everyone know that dry land was near. I’m of the mind this vision is gifted me to let me know good fortune is eminent! “Stay The Course!”

So that will be my next piece, a life size Dove with a sprig in its beak. Going to make it a wall mounted piece to appear aloft and free floating.

First one done will go on the wall above and behind the pulpit. Second one will go on my living room wall, as a reminder of faith in the blessings I’ve received in life.

Since I still have issue posting photos here, anyone having Facebook can reach me as F.C. White, or CORBET MONUMENT. My email is sourdough1966@gmail.com

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Re: Commisioned Life Sized Grizzly Sculpture

Post by mite5255 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:04 am

In so far as the photos go, Frank, I can still help you there
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