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Art Show: Tangible: Art as Object

adam & eve - The Virgins

by Helen Alforque Alfeche a.AlfecHelen.A

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Art: adam & eve - The Virgins by Artist Helen Alforque Alfeche a.AlfecHelen.A
adam : 4.5 x 3.7 x 1.4in 180g
eve : 4.9 x 2.9 x 1.8in 185g

These two effigies were commissioned last 2001 by a client from Hawaii to be used as the coupleís charms & a fertility doll.

The required features were very simple. The woman should have bigger bosom and the man should have large phallus that both can be tied together using using bronze and silver wire believe to bring good luck, harmony and bronze ward off bad spirits.

For some itís something not to believe especially in modern days but the practices of phallus & bosoms in form of effigies exist in ancient history all over the world.

I have come up an idea to design two effigies I called adam and eve made of solid bronze. Each can be separated or lock them together in 11 positions using their legs and arms.

My first design for these series came out very exotic but almost lost the simplicity of art and the essence of spirit of each figure became explicit and flat. I seek for the originality of my piece bearing the pure or innocent outlook for the final figure. The moldings of each sculpture take me back to the native life resembling the past history that also reflects my archeological interest.

There are 17 pieces available from the first batch of 100 pieces. For $200.00 only FREE shipping. Will ship world wide come with Certificate of authenticity. Ownership of each piece will be registered online.


The process
1st - is you mind set to an idea that is something interesting and most importantly the originality of your piece at the same time do the sketch for the project 2nd - the process of clay is where you initially mold the figures step by step until it dries up. then you can more details to the surface 3rd - convert or applying it with loss wax. 2 & 3 process may be applied equally 4th - the process of melting bronze is more delicate and the materials use are expensive. What I do is I bring my designs, clay, wax figures or a plaster mold to the bronze casting factory. If you need more information or ask for a custom bronze statues just e-mail me.


Detail Images


Detail Image for art adam & eve - The Virgins

the legs and arms are the lock that will bind them together

Detail Image for art adam & eve - The Virgins

Details applied directly to wax, 3 sculptures made of clay & final piece

Detail Image for art adam & eve - The Virgins

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