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Todd Lane

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  • Life Size Dachshund artwork by Todd Lane - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Life Size Dachshund artwork by Todd Lane
  • Life Size Dachshund artwork by Todd Lane - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Life Size Dachshund artwork by Todd Lane - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Life Size Dachshund artwork by Todd Lane - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

"Todd. A fellow traveler in the world or wonders." -Walter Matia

Polymath Artist: I am an award winning clay/wood sculptor, a former exclusively black & white newspaper comic strip/trade publication cartoonist and illustrator.

"Ostinato Rigore" (relentless rigore) -Leonardo da Vinci                     

I received my formal art training at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. There I studied a myriad disciplines to include: cartooning, illustration, drawing (all levels), advertising art, design, and sculpture. In addition, I studied human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology for 18 months which has benefited me enormously in giving life to my work.

Following art school, I served an extended seven year apprenticeship under master wildlife sculptor Bart Walter. I also studied under master sculptor Walter Matia for over one year.

As a result of my years of formal training and professional understudy, I have come to understand that creating fine art is fundamentally about developing the ability to see your subject--any subject--with uncommon clarity. You will not be capable of imbuing your art with a true sense of life until you have learned to see in this way.

And to do so, you must consciously be thinking about: shapes, distances (i.e. positive and negative space), mass, movement and symmetry as you sculpt or draw. It's an ongoing exercise in problem identification and problem solving.

In addition to my personal mentors, the artists that I've been most influenced by are: Jacob Epstein, Alexander Pope, Felix de Weldon, Henry Moore, August Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, Bill Watterson, Gary Larson, Jim Unger, Wiley Miller, John Callahan, Bill Mauldin and Berkley Breathed.

Artist's statement: Regardless of the medium, I believe it is only art which speaks truth that has a lasting resonance with the viewer. Therefore, I do demand anatomical accuracy from my work. However, since art is an interpretation, I also believe that my work is enhanced by incorporating a judicious degree of exaggeration. These are my goals.

 

About Artwork:

I was inspired to sculpt a Dachshund (badger hound) because of their diminutive stature, yet tenacious character. After studying several of these dogs, I was fascinated by how the underside of older Dachshund's formed an almost straight line from front to back legs. While the same area of their younger counterparts (like the one I've sculpted) formed such an exaggerated arch. This made for an interesting artistic challenge in addition to their length.

Todd Lane

Life Size Dachshund

  • 2017
  • 26 x 16 x 12 inches
  • Fine Art Category: sculptures
  • Medium: Bronze on granite
  • Origin: USA
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Artist
  • Provenance: Original piece being sold by the artist
  • Signed: Signed upper right
  • No / Edition: 2 of 20
  • Comments:

    This piece was completed utilizing the traditional "lost wax" method of casting bronze sculpture. An ancient process involving no less than 12 individual phases of production dating back more than 5,700 years. 

    For me, creating sculpture involves months or sometimes years of researching my subject’s musculoskeletal system. This is followed by many hours of observing that animal or person's gestures, movement and behavior prior to laying clay on the armature. 

    The term "cold cast bronze" is a misnomer. So called "cold cast bronze" contains no bronze (which is mostly copper), no alloy -- not even plain metal -- at all. It's actually made from a polyester epoxy resin blended with bronze *powder* for coloration. As such, the materials degrade rapidly when compared to the real thing. True bronze lasts an eternity.

    All of my sculptures that are cast in bronze and created using "Chavant Fine Art Sculpting Clay" (manufactured in the United States since 1892) and cast by American Bronze Foundry in Sanford, Florida. "ABF" uses shot blasted "873 Alpha Everdur Bronze Ingots" exclusively. This results in 90% pure bronze content (10% silicon & manganese) which is the highest available purity in the world, giving you the strongest fine art in the world. 

    Why are some bronze sculptures so inexpensive?  Cheap, mass produced knock-offs of many iconic or even original sculptures found mostly on-line and in gift shops (but never in art galleries), are not only produced to the scale of trinkets in order to keep them cheap, but often contain as little as 40% actual bronze. So, although they can technically be advertised as "bronze sculpture," their surfaces will be heavily pitted, they will lack many details that were undoubtedly crucial to the artists when the work was originally created, and the artwork will invariably form cracks that cannot be repaired due to the poor quality of bronze. 

    Lastly, it is a virtual certainty that low-grade bronze art will not have been produced in the U.S.A. with much of it originating in China. Without costly equipment, this makes it impossible to determine the potentially excessive levels of lead contained within bronze artwork produced outside of the United States.

    I'm proud of the fact that my bronze sculptures, the bases on which they rest and the plaques that title them, are 100% produced in the United States of America and therefore, are of an extremely high quality.

    My artwork has been jury selected and purchased through galleries in the Washington D.C. area as well as galleries in Florida. 

    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after low pricing is forgotten - Anonymous

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  • Price: $7,000.00 USD
  • Seller: Todd Lane, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 4620
  • Artplode Seller ID: 9310

About Artist:

"Todd. A fellow traveler in the world or wonders." -Walter Matia

Polymath Artist: I am an award winning clay/wood sculptor, a former exclusively black & white newspaper comic strip/trade publication cartoonist and illustrator.

"Ostinato Rigore" (relentless rigore) -Leonardo da Vinci                     

I received my formal art training at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. There I studied a myriad disciplines to include: cartooning, illustration, drawing (all levels), advertising art, design, and sculpture. In addition, I studied human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology for 18 months which has benefited me enormously in giving life to my work.

Following art school, I served an extended seven year apprenticeship under master wildlife sculptor Bart Walter. I also studied under master sculptor Walter Matia for over one year.

As a result of my years of formal training and professional understudy, I have come to understand that creating fine art is fundamentally about developing the ability to see your subject--any subject--with uncommon clarity. You will not be capable of imbuing your art with a true sense of life until you have learned to see in this way.

And to do so, you must consciously be thinking about: shapes, distances (i.e. positive and negative space), mass, movement and symmetry as you sculpt or draw. It's an ongoing exercise in problem identification and problem solving.

In addition to my personal mentors, the artists that I've been most influenced by are: Jacob Epstein, Alexander Pope, Felix de Weldon, Henry Moore, August Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, Bill Watterson, Gary Larson, Jim Unger, Wiley Miller, John Callahan, Bill Mauldin and Berkley Breathed.

Artist's statement: Regardless of the medium, I believe it is only art which speaks truth that has a lasting resonance with the viewer. Therefore, I do demand anatomical accuracy from my work. However, since art is an interpretation, I also believe that my work is enhanced by incorporating a judicious degree of exaggeration. These are my goals.

 

About Artwork:

I was inspired to sculpt a Dachshund (badger hound) because of their diminutive stature, yet tenacious character. After studying several of these dogs, I was fascinated by how the underside of older Dachshund's formed an almost straight line from front to back legs. While the same area of their younger counterparts (like the one I've sculpted) formed such an exaggerated arch. This made for an interesting artistic challenge in addition to their length.







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