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50-0001  Metal Maiden by jamonkey 50-0001  Metal Maiden by jamonkey
Cast Iron, Mild-Steel and Stainless Steel; Twice-Life-Size, 2004

SOLD -- part of the permanent collection at Wingate University in Wingate, NC.
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
woman torn assunder
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014   General Artist
I guess everything has been said about this already so I will focus on the impact it has on me (though I suspect that has been worded before, too).

 I love how you manage to get an credible impression of the female shape with so little actual material and references to what we expect rather than showing it for real, especially the chain as a braid works there fantastically for me.

I also love the separation of the face in the eyes and the mouth area, it makes you think how much we really need to recognize someone's face. I happen to know a female artist who cannot see faces at all, most of the time. She could see my face until recently, then I took my beard off and it disappeared to her altogether.

The separation of the facial panels here could also suggest something like a scar maybe, running all over her face. It makes you then wonder what a scar does to the face, being kind of alien to what we know - do we really try to get rid of it mentally when we watch someone like this? I sort of think that is what I do. And I love scars.

I can look at this for hours and babble on, I guess that is what makes good art, it inspires thought. Fantastic achievement and the place in the collection more than well deserved!

:typerhappy::worship::clap::+fav:  
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AngryBob47 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Industrial art / Dadaism....... That took some love, lost, perhaps........ :D
It's Your rusty right hand......
That is art, normal American looking Dude...... :D
I am seriously impressed....
You do realize, that, in the perfect state of rust, You must preserve it ?
Oil based, or fixated ? Or will You let her rust ?.......... Read,.... rest.........
You made this out of love. I do hope she is still alive.................
But all I am doing here is guessing with a bottle of Vodka............

Anyway, congratulations on a masterpiece.



I'm a surfer myself, but I can seem to find the sea............lol............Where is my Vodka....
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for checking out my Metal Maiden sculpture! I have not stopped the rusting process... it is MUCH darker brown now, and there are lines where rain water has run down. Keep creating your pen drawings - you do beautiful work!
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AngryBob47 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Honestly, You don't look like an artist at all, really.....:D
My own face, legs and one arm are full of metal plates, but I'm not a maiden.lol.....
I like to erode drawings, using coffee, tea, bleach, alcohol or whatever.
That takes heavy cotton paper, above 200 gr.

So, I look like a bouncer, and You look like a teacher or accountant.....
I actually was a bouncer...........:(
I seriously hate it when people are classified by appearance..... :D
But, You should look smudged and confused......Like artists do..........:stare:
But Your ID on DA :spin:......
Have an Iron maiden song............[link] :D

Please, do not consider this an assault on Your personality......It is not.
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha - you crack me up, AngryBob! I've never had the opportunity of being a "full-time" artist... I've always had to hold my day-jobs down to feed my family. I found that a "professional" appearance has helped me land more jobs... but I can still wear my ratty studio clothes and enjoy smoking a cigar in my studio space.

I'm all about letting the art speak for itself - and not looking for personal attention. I'd rather just fade into the background while the art can be in the spotlight. I create because I HAVE to - I can't sleep if I don't create. I never quite "fit" into the stereotype of what an "artist" should look like or behave like. I choose my own path. :)

You rock, bud.
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brillant work :love:
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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burnchild Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, great work.
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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lenslady Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!!!
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
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lenslady Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!!!!
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ShastinaHell-N Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow so cool!
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Laphroaigh Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Woah!
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Syko26 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
this is really cool. what kind of places can you find metal at i am really wanted to do some work with metal. like free or cheap places
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Find a local "scrap yard" in the phone book or online... they will sell you metal by its weight. You can browse through the piles of "junk" and find anything that will inspire your next creation.
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malanotte Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Artist
fantastic!!
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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BRipin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Love your sculptural works, this one especially. barrie
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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BRipin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thank you.
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JayRoth Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
sweeeeetttt
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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Mamourian Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
a work of art very great...:)
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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evanesces Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
very very cool
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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rherdman Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
nice work.
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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emey Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply superb n Out Calss :-)
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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hosseintak Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
very good
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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fgulbakan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
süper
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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Nebeltanz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
This is a very great sculpture! I wish I could create something like this :/
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Keep creating!
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canakgul Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
great job..face is polyester ?? or metal rust
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The face is cast iron... sculpted the face in clay (originally) made a mold and used a foundry for an Iron Pour. The armature and all the other pieces of the body are mild steel - only the face is Iron. I created the patina by letting the metals oxidize in the rain for several weeks.

Thanks for checking out the sculpture!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Professional
Damn good work friend,
Congrats on the prestigious sale.
Good credit for the portfolio.
Hurrah ,I've found another brother in arms !
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! You do incredible metal work -- keep it up!
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jokerman61 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
this is incredible!!! nice work!!!
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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arliss-whitney Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
This is just amazing. It makes my fingers itch for a welding machine once again. How many hours of work was this? How much of it is found object? Wow...in awe.
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

I spent an entire semester on this sculpture... created the face out of oil-based clay... made a mold, and did an iron pour. Used a plasma cutter on mild steel sheets... bent them and welded them onto the armature to form the body. I bought all of the metal at a "scrap yard" so it was "found" in the scrap pile by me :) But I did have to purchase the materials.

Keep creating! Get your fingers into welding again :)
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Hellnigno Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
I really like it !
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep creating!
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