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fragment of a love letter by gecko-online fragment of a love letter by gecko-online
"Fragment of a love letter"

sculpture made from a green glauconite sandstone (Anröchter Dolomite, actually no dolomite, but that is what the dealers call them).

the original inspiration came from an eroded adobe wall in Madagascar. the rain had sculpted the thick packages of clay and the remaining forms reminded of female torsi (might be my specific point of view, though! ;-) ). I decided to introduce some "lines" to separate the horizontal ribbons of torsi.

The piece is quite large: 80 x 75 cm. The slab is about 10 cm thick. With the base made from a massive steel bar the complete sculpture reaches 125 cm height.
surface is only chiseled, but with a very fine pneumatic hammer.

as it came out, it reminds me of antique arqueologic artifacts from greek temples (even though they had prefered male nude models).

see details: [link] or [link]

please kindly respect the intellectual of Michael Priester, Oberursel, Germany
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I really like this style! Congratulations!
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Joanna, for your nice comment! I´m glad you like it!
Stay well and keep drawing! wonderful work btw! ;-)
Michael
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jorrus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I always knew woman was another language!
Has this fragment been deciphered?
Very thrilling piece, I may have to borrow the concept some time for a short story haha
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment, Joe!
No, has not yet been deciphered!
I am still trying to talk with hand and feet! ;-)
Stay well! ;-)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional
love it
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, bear! This answer took a while as I have been on tour! stay well! ;-)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional
no worries
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:iconmamalucia:
MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
PS: also reminds me of this: [link] :D
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the link, great stuff! Matching well! ;-)
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Lucia! Sorry, this answer took a while as I have been on tour! stay creative and well! ;-)
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:iconmamalucia:
MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No apologies needed! :D Life happens. :nod:
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
;-)
all the best for you!
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:iconmamalucia:
MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweet! :D
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MadamRouge-x Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Photographer
I love it! Very inspirational! :heart:
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Dorianne, for your kind compliments! I suppose, you have a lot of inspiring stone work in Malta, don´t you? Stay well! ;-)
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MadamRouge-x Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Photographer
You're welcome ^^ Yeah, Malta used to worship these beautiful full figures, now all they worship is stick figures. Heh. Keep up the good work though! xx
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yeah, seems that times are changing! Then, let me stay with my oldfashioned view to female beauty! ;-)
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:iconmizupics:
MizuPics Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment and flowers! stay well! ;-)
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:iconlaurazee:
Laurazee Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Clever concept and excellent execution. The title is just perfect.
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks, dear, for the lovely comment! stay well! ;-)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional
Love this...
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Stephen! ;-)
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:iconyudaev:
Yudaev Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is one of the most impressive pieces I've seen on DA
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, Yuri! Glad, you like it! stay well! ;-)
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Cool piece, but what I flashed on was Angor Wat. Thank You
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When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe shall come upon the earth from many colors, classes and creeds who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again and will be called "The Warriors of the Rainbow". First Nations prophecy
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for your comment! Yes, at the end, our modern art is never new. It is absolutely amazing, what early cultures have created.
stay well! ;-)
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011   General Artist
fantastic idea
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks! ;-)
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:iconhivemind-inc:
Hivemind-Inc Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Brilliant concept and very visually appealing. Great work! :D
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment and flowers! ;-)
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:iconwizardyoz:
WizardyOz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Simple and interesting~
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! ;-)
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:iconhungarou:
hungarou Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
It must be so heavy to deliver :giggle:
Great concept and design!
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
I still have it at home. Didn´t find a place to place the stamp! ;-)
stay well! ;-)
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:iconhungarou:
hungarou Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
:giggle:
do the same ;)
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:iconartsee1:
Artsee1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Now THAT'S some bad ass brail!
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
;-) ;-) ;-) haven´t seen it from that angle yet! Thanks! stay well! ;-)
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous!
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. It is actually one of my favorites as well. Stay well! ;-)
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Sekhmets-child Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Initially from the thumbnail I thought Cuneiform as well, but on seeing it close up it reminds me very much of the sculptures of Apsaras on Indian temples. Beautiful work. :highfive:
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the flowers!
It is actually a kind of pictography and -with the lines in between- designed like that. I´ll try to work this out further.
Stay well! ;-)
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corinthian-works Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice job!
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! You are a colleague as I see! stay creative and well! ;-)
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:iconviistar:
VIIStar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
at first glance i thought it was a cuneiform tablet ^^ very nicely done!
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the flowers! I´m happy that the writing works! stay well! ;-)
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:iconarianod:
Arianod Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pure genius!!!
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:icongecko-online:
gecko-online Featured By Owner May 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!! ;-)
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:iconarianod:
Arianod Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^ I've always been a geek for alphabets and ancient inscriptions, so I can see what you've done here, and I love it!
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gecko-online Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
wonderful! and thanks again!
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