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Julia S. Rasor – Art Challenge – Recession Sculpture – Day 3

Art Challenge – Day 3

My Recession Series sculpture is shown today for the 5/5/5 art challenge which consists of:

5 artworks/ over 5 days/ nominating another artist each day

My nominations:

Day 1 – Accomplished sculptor, Gilda Bronzé.  Her work is wonderfully complicated and far reaching.

Day 2 – Manuelita Brown, creates eclectic and authentically personal bronze figurative and portrait sculpture.

Day 3 – Scott Bruckner, an accomplished wood sculptor who focuses on contemporary shapes


Recession Series Sculpture – Day 3

For Day 3, I am sharing a work from my Recession Series “Wrench in the Gears”.

Recession Sculpture, Fine Art Sculpture, Recession Series, Wrench in the Gears, Julia S. Rasor, straight
Wrench in the Gears, Julia S. Rasor, straight

This sculpture represents how many feel as a result of the 2007 Great Recession and Financial Crisis.  The sculpture hand is made from steel wire and mesh mounted on rusty industrial steel artifacts.

Recession Sculpture, Fine Art Sculpture, Recession Series, Wrench in the Gears, Julia S. Rasor,
Wrench in the Gears, Julia S. Rasor,

 

Synonyms for Throw Monkey Wrench In

I found it interesting to look at the synonyms Continue reading Julia S. Rasor – Art Challenge – Recession Sculpture – Day 3

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Julia S. Rasor – Art Challenge – Spirit Sculpture – Day 2

Art Challenge – Day 2

My Spirit Series sculpture is shown today for the 5/5/5 art challenge which consists of:

5 artworks/ over 5 days/ nominating another artist each day

My nominations:

Day 1 – Accomplished sculptor, Gilda Bronzé.  Her work is wonderfully complicated and far reaching.

Day 2 – Manuelita Brown, creates eclectic and authentically personal bronze figurative and portrait sculpture.


Spirit Series Sculpture – Day 2

For Day 2, I am sharing the most recent work from my Spirit Series “Tethered Spirit”.  This sculpture represents a phase of a spirit’s passage where it is rising up but grounded by man made industrial wreckage – still tethered to the past.

Spirit Series, Fine Art Sculpture, Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, front
Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, front

 

The sculpture is ceramic mounted on a found broken aluminum framework in a manner that is well balanced but creates tension.

Spirit Series, Fine Art Sculpture, Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, back
Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, back

 

 

 

 

 

The English word spirit, Continue reading Julia S. Rasor – Art Challenge – Spirit Sculpture – Day 2

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Nominated – Julia S. Rasor – 5/5/5 Art Challenge – Facebook

Nominated: Art Challenge on Facebook

I was nominated today on Facebook by Christina Ilene Thomas for the 5/5/5 art challenge which consists of:

5 artworks/ over 5 days/ nominating another artist each day

Many thanks to Christina for nominating me.

Today, on Day 1, I nominate the accomplished sculptor, Gilda Bronzé.  Her work is wonderfully complicated and far reaching.


FractAlien Series Sculpture – Day 1

I’m sharing today, for Day 1, the latest sculpture from my FractAlien Series “FractAlien Rescue”.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, full, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, full

The female FractAlien is on her way up to rescue the male FractAlien who has

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, female, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, female

gotten himself in a bind.  The sculptures are made of steel mesh using a process of various material layers and outdoor paint to seal the artwork.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, male, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, male

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The figures are mounted on a piece of wildfire burned Manzanita bush I found in the chaparral area around my avocado ranch.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, base, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, base

The Manzanita is mounted in a base of concrete made to look like stone or burnt earth.  The figures are flame colored and the shadows the figures cast are dark, adding to the urgent and burnt wildfire theme.

 

 

 

 

 

The sculpture is shown here poolside at the San Diego Artist Retreat.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, San Diego Artist Retreat, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, San Diego Artist Retreat

More FractAliens

More of the sculptures from this series can be viewed at FineArtSculpt.com.

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FASHION International Exhibition 2016 “Haute Couture II” Accepted

International Exhibition FASHION

I am pleased to announce that my abstract figurative sculpture “Haute Couture II” has been accepted for the 2016 International Exhibition FASHION, hosted by The Studio Door.  Juror Gilbert E. Meza, Indigo Salon (Previously Nordstrom Fashion Show Specialist) selected 30 artworks by 16 artists for the exhibition out of over 100 entries.

The Opening Reception is Saturday March 5, 2016 from 6 PM – 9 PM at The Studio Door, 3750 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104.  The show runs through March 27, 2016.


Haute Couture Sculpture

“Haute Couture II” vamps her edgy and strong high fashion with elegance. The sculpture is seven feet tall and made of steel mesh – part of my fashion series of sculptures.  The hard steel construction allows for clean, sharp lines.  She is pictured here at in my avocado grove at the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, CA.

Fine Art Sculpture, Fashion, Haute Couture II, Julia S. Rasor
Haute Couture II, Julia S. Rasor, bust
Fine Art Sculpture, Fashion, Haute Couture II, Julia S. Rasor, straight back
Haute Couture II, Julia S. Rasor, straight back

The sculpture is the radiant color of sunshine standing out in high contrast from the landscape behind.

Three additional life-size mesh sculptures are on exhibit at the San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA in the 2015 Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition. My “She is Shotokan” sculpture has been accepted for the 2016 Exhibition to be installed late April/early May.

Haute Couture Fashion

Haute couture, French for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking” or “high fashion”, refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing.  Haute couture is high end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.

The term “haute couture” has taken on further popular meanings referring to non-dressmaking activities, such as production of fine art, music, etc. Continue reading FASHION International Exhibition 2016 “Haute Couture II” Accepted

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Sculpture Workshop Begins This Saturday 2/6/16

Figurative Sculpture Class

My fine art sculpture workshop starts this Saturday, there are one or two slots available. You may drop-in the first day and sign up at that time.

Ceramic Figure Sculpting, Julia S. Rasor, Fallbrook School of the Arts
Ceramic Figure Sculpting, Julia S. Rasor, Fallbrook School of the Arts

If you must miss one of the three classes or if your piece is not finished at the end of the workshop, a make up class is available at the instructor’s mountaintop avocado ranch studio, the San Diego Artist Retreat, in Fallbrook at no additional charge.

The class is for adults to learn how to create three-dimensional representations of the human figure.  All experience levels are welcome. Participants may choose to make a representational (realistic) or abstract figure. See examples on my website FineArtSculpt.


Sculpting Process

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San Diego Botanic Garden – “She is Shotokan” Accepted

Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition

I am pleased to announce that my abstract figurative sculpture “She is Shotokan” has been accepted for the 2016-2017 exhibition at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA.

“She is Shotokan” is a strong woman karateka. She shows her fire and style with a side thrust kick and hair flying. The sculpture is over six feet tall and made of steel mesh. She is pictured here at my studio, the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, CA.

Fine Art Sculpture, She is Shotokan, Julia S. Rasor San Diego Botanic Garden
She is Shotokan, Karate Sculpture, Julia S. Rasor

Shotokan Karate

Shotokan is a style of karate I practiced for seven years.  It was developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin Funakoshi laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate which form the foundations of the art. Within these twenty principles lies the philosophy of Shotokan which alludes to notions of humility, respect, compassion, patience, and both an inward and outward calmness.

San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden has a rich heritage of garden art, both natural and man-made. The 37-acre urban oasis provides the beautiful natural setting for Sculpture in the Garden. The present 2014-2015 exhibit is a collection of 42 works supplied by 27 artists which includes three of my sculptures made of the same media and by the same technique, “The Accuser” and “The Accused” and “Chupacabra”.

Fine Art Sculpture, She is Shotokan, Julia S. Rasor San Diego Botanic Garden
She is Shotokan, Julia S. Rasor

Visitors are invited to engage with these diverse creations set against a unique backdrop of dragon trees, rare fruit gardens, bamboo groves, tranquil ponds, and other natural settings. Art works from top regional, national, and international artists have been mindfully selected and placed by Naomi Nussbaum Art & Design, Founder of Synergy Art Foundation, curator of the exhibition. All sculptures are for sale.

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Sculpture Workshop February 2016

A reminder, my fine art sculpture workshop starts in less than two weeks. The class is for adults to learn how to create three-dimensional representations of the human figure.  All experience levels are welcome. Instruction is tailored to individual goals. Participants may choose to make a representational (realistic) or abstract figure.


Here are some examples:

sculpture workshop fine art figurative sculptures, representational and abstract
With the Flow and With the Flow II, Julia S. Rasor

 

sculpture workshop fine art figurative sculptures, representational and abstract
Tribute to Gaston and Tribute to Gaston II, Julia S. Rasor

 

fine art sculpture, representational and abstract
Harley and Triangle Man, Julia S. Rasor

More of my sculpture can be seen at RasorsSculptures.com. As background, I have a number of awards for my sculpture including First Place in Ceramics at the San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, Fine Art Exhibit (4th largest fair in North America) and my life-size sculptures have in the past, and are presently on exhibit at the San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA.

Instruction includes:

  • Proportion, balance, movement, emotion, surface
  • Technical methods
  • Tool use
  • Sculpture critique
  • Firings included
  • Patina instruction

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