Survivor on Telegraph Avenue WIP1601b

Wood Sculpture Survivor Telegraph Ave
Survivor Telegraph Ave Oakland
Survivor on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland holds Fugitive mask with interior consciousness, while swallowing head — Survivor’s tentative selection for the day.

Wood sculpture (48 lbs, 50″ tall), oil stain, flame, acrylic, pastel), digital combine.

Detail of Masks are here

Woman I and Woman 1.3D WIP

Photo of MoMA’s Giclee print DeKooning’s 2D (flat flat flat – but not really) painting named Woman I (52nd version on its original canvas).
Alongside is my 3D sculpture WIP, at about the same scale as the original painting, color matching to those in MoMA’s Giclee print.
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Woman I print and sculpture WIP
Woman I print and sculpture WIP

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3/4 view of the sculpture.
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Woman I 3D Three-quarter view (WIP)
Woman I 3D Three-quarter view (WIP)

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Back view (first ever 3D version – even Willem deKooning hasn’t seen this).
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Woman I 3D verso (WIP)
Woman I 3D verso (WIP)

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Cervantes is Dead?

remains of cervantes?
Investigators said on Tuesday that some of the remains of Cervantes are believed to be among the samples. Credit Madrid Regional Government

Why wasn’t I told ?  nyti.ms/1BQfgmN

I thought he was looking so good as Peter O’toole.

don-quixote-on-rocinante: carving-in-fence post by Peter Neibert
don quixote on rocinante: sculpture-in redwood fence post by Peter

 

Don Quixote as Peter O'toole, wood sculpture by Peter Neibert
Don Quixote as Peter O’toole, wood sculpture by Peter

Survivor ~ Woodsculpture WIP

A character I saw one morning on Telegraph Avenue (Oakland, California) inspired The Survivor .

"Survivor" & heads/faces, WIP 2014;  wood sculpture, fir, 2014, by Peter Neibert
“Survivor” & heads/faces, WIP 2014; woodsculpture, fir, 2014, by Peter Neibert

I don’t remember his face, so I am carving five interchangeable masks to fit on the torso.

His arms hold four masks as he tries on each to choose the right one to get through the morning.

 

I began thinking about The Survivor torso a long time ago.

It’s carved out of a used beam I found in the back yard of Fairfax Lumber company.

I took it home in my jeep and let it dry in my garage for several months before I started work.

The picture at left shows what The Survivor #Woodsculpture looked like recently.

Here  is what the first cut looked like:  http://neibert.com/portfolio/wip-waiting-at-the-workshop-door/