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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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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I really like this style! Congratulations!
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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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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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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional
love it
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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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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional
no worries
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MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
PS: also reminds me of this: [link] :D
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the link, great stuff! Matching well! ;-)
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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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