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NIKON D5000
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'it's ok' by JulieSwanSculpture 'it's ok' by JulieSwanSculpture
‘it’s ok’

Terracotta/ iron oxide/ metal patinas
h.90cm x w.38cm

The fourth work suggests some level of acceptance and knowing.
When situations become so overwhelming that they are out of scale for human comprehension, ‘avoidance’ is an understandable reaction.
This figure is standing… but it is slightly lopsided. Serenity cannot be achieved, there is no perfect balance. On first impression the figure is dressed in black leather and bound by a constricting corset.
The top hat defies traditional roles and makes a mockery of western capitalism.
One gloved hand is held up to express ‘shush’…but the mask of pretence is on and reality is questioned.
There is an uneasy reference to a supposed enlightenment. There is a mandala or wreath of flowers…and the other hand is held up to suggest ‘no fear’. It is only when you look behind the figure that some sense of beauty is perceived. The decay of the form is replaced by an expression of something more…
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'it's ok' by *eala-art-studios ( Featured by SRudy )
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BlueDragonRider Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece!
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JulieSwanSculpture Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I have had a quick look at your web site, will have to come back and have a good look. Just about to go on a holiday for Easter.
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HighHeelsArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Very beautiful
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
another great work!
congratulation for the well deserved DD!
stay well!
Michael ;-)
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JulieSwanSculpture Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Michael.....I hope you and your beautiful ladies are continuing to enthrall.
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Julie!
Actually I just came from 7 weeks abroad. But I have to shoot a couple of new works and upload and finish a couple of wip´s! ;-)
So, there should be new stuff soon.
Stay well,
Michael ;-)
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gooood, so pretty! Her arms are so well done and I love the golden stripe on her belly. Amazing stuff! :O
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JulieSwanSculpture Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Saskia... I appreciate your thoughtful comment. The stripe took a while for me to decide on....I enjoyed visiting your gallery and can see by your works that you also use the small , incidental but strong gesture as well.
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss:
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