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Intrinsic Rebirth by LaughingTree Intrinsic Rebirth by LaughingTree
This is the nextp piece from my show to make it on here. It was the first one that I made that really came out pretty close to the way I wanted it to. It blew out in the cage pretty much exactly how I wanted. It's about 6 feet tall. Made of glass and metal.

And the tail separates into two section. The joint is hidden in one of the vertebrae.

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nara-obscurart Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
wow.
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TheNecco Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Student General Artist
wow! i'd love to watch you make such peices. wonderful results. beautiful peice
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Thanks. If you're in the Seattle area, look me up!
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:iconthenecco:
TheNecco Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Student General Artist
lol i'm not x)
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Destructivmyrique Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
Wow... I'm ... awestruck ???

It reminds me of a seahorse... and some sort of female presence
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energyink Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
very nice, your hard work shows:clap:
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SoulStoneDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
This speaks to me of long-forgotten creatures swimming in oceans that no longer exist. I even like the shadow on the wall. Amazing.
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zombiebroad Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
This is so bad ass!
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SpindleEye Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005   Photographer
wow, this is awesome :) lovely
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swayback Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
to tell you the truth, I'm not a real big fan of modern sculpture, but this has such a strong abstract feeling to it (you could ask me to try and describe it, but that could take a while) and incorporates recognizable forms into such a new concept, that it goes beyond the other art in the category that unfortunately seems to have become a simple exercise in simplistic, elementary form
then there's teh technical aspect of heating metal and glass at the same time and getting it to do...that

my only criticism would be in the uniformity of the vertebrae - the fact that the joining of some sections is a little off kilter and there's a dramatic change between the sizes in some sections makes it look a little unfinished
granted, I don't know much about your process, so I'm not critiqueing that, only the finished product

great work :thumbsup:
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Thanks. A lot of those issues are more prominent because this is a static image. In real life, seeing the whole piece and moving around it, and at its proper height, those stark transitions are a bit smoother. But yes, it is something I've been working on minimizing even moreso than it currently is.

I appreciate the comments.
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swayback Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
no problem, thanks for the art

do you have more pics from your gallery? from the shadows I can make out, I'm sure I'd like what else you have there

by the way, I looked into the technique of getting the glass inside the cage and realize I was way off with the "heating of the metal and glass at the same time", but I can't imagine how difficult it must be to blow the glass into such a strange structure and get it as even as you did. I would have expected it to blow out in the lower end. About how much time do you think you had to finish the glass blowing in this piece?
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
Well, there are a bunch of them scattered around my dA gallery. Most of my metal/glass sculpture images are taken from that showing.

As far as blowing the glass, I'm not sure if I necessarily understand your question fully, so I'll just explain it a bit.

It takes about 45 minutes to set up the glass bubble. That is get the color in it, and get it to the right shape/size. Then it takes about 3 minutes to blow the glass into the metal. Once I put the glass into the metal, I don't reheat it anymore. IT's a one time deal. There's no second chance without starting the whole glass process over. If I take much longer than 3 minutes I risk the glass cracking from getting too cold. I can extend that time a bit by using torches, which I do... But it's just asking for trouble. Hope that answers your question.

As for it not blowing out the bottom, it's all about getting the setup right. gEtting the heat right, and getting the shape right. I assure you, I've had plenty of failures too!
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swayback Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Wow, thanks for the explanation!
That sounds like one hell of a job...

Congratulations on the pieces here and good luck on the rest of your projects :thumbsup:
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masquerade693 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
That....is some cool crap.... *favs*
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Zeeaz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
this is beautiful.. i love the extreme curve.. I'm jealous..
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lots-of-duckys Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
oh wow, i'm amazed by the shadow of the one to the left, looks just like an arrow!

but of course this peice is also pretty amazing!

Do i smell a fav?? YES!
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Hahaha Thanks:D

Duckies are the greatest!
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arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
Very nice piece. I like how you pulled the tail away from the wall much further than in your previous ones. It's a nice effect, since it reaches into the viewer's space. Good job on the connection point(s?)! I'm going to guess it's one of the two bumps around the middle?

This one makes me think of the facehugger aliens...tee hee. :)
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
Yeah. Giger is a big favorite of mine, so I've naturally seen a lot of his work. Including the facehuggers.

also I'm not entirely sure if the connectino point is at the humps or not... It may not be. I'm nowhere near this piece though, so there's no way to find out for a while.
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arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
*lol* You don't remember how your own piece is put together?! Tsk, tsk! ;)
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
Well, I must've just done such a splendid job with hiding the seam that I have forgotten where it is, and can't tell by looking at it in a photo! D:D
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pro-violence Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
I will trade you my left testicle for it!
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:iconlaughingtree:
LaughingTree Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
You know... I'm actually seriously considering your offer... I mean... That would be pretty cool! To own another man's testicle... Something so precious. That says a lot.
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pro-violence Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
and to think it might have super powers as well!! You could be one of the only people in the world to be the proud of owner of 3 testicles!! Like superman or something :D
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theluminarist Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
very alien indeed
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I-nsomniac Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Gorgeous as always .... I love the "spine" part, how it curves and .... Is cool .... Very nice work :clap:
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TheGirlAnachronism Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
wow... I can't stop looking at it! it's absolutely beautiful :faint:
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xcolormeprettyx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
makes me think of a dinosaur skeleton. its very beautiful though.
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Akaiyukimegami Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
Wow! I don't know what it is, but something inside me loves this piece! :+favlove: It looks almost like a seahorse or something. Why did you name it "Intrinsic Rebirth?" =)
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
I'm kind of weird when it comes to titling my pieces. I usually choose the first thing that comes to mind. It's kind of like an unconscious response. I don't always know what it means. USually I can find some meaning for it though. With this particular piece, I think it had to do with the fact that this was the first one I created that blew out the way I wanted it to. So it was sort of a rebirth of my original idea. I'd been trying for quite a while to get the bubble to look like this.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Akaiyukimegami Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Awesome! :D
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