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Todd Lane

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  • Untitled artwork by Todd Lane - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

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

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

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 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:

My concept was to carve a seated man holding his left leg. I began by sketching my idea out on paper. I then transferred the image onto my block of basswood in 6B pencil and began carving. As I carved away the pencil image, I'd reference my paper sketch, re-draw it on the wood and continue carving. One of the challenges was being able to visualize what the sides and back of the piece were going to look like while making certain that all of those areas lined-up with my two dimensional sketch on paper.

This piece has also been interpreted by many as a mother and child piece.

 

Todd Lane

Untitled

  • 2000
  • 7 x 9 x 4 inches
  • Fine Art Category: sculptures
  • Medium: sculpture wood
  • Origin: USA
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Artist
  • Provenance: Original piece being sold by the artist
  • Signed: Signed lower left
  • No / Edition: One Of A Kind
  • Comments:

    Hand carved abstract sculpture in basswood. This is a one of a kind piece and will not be replicated.

    Basswood is a white wood that grows throughout Europe and the Americas. It's been used in woodworking for centuries. Basswood has almost no grain and is very soft, making it ideal for woodworkers. It is also popular in musical instruments, making up the bodies of some woodwinds, and electric basses and guitars.

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

    Check out my other sculpture and fine art for sale on Artplode online art gallery.

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  • Price: $1,000.00 USD
  • Seller: Todd Lane, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 4658
  • Artplode Seller ID: 9310

About Artist:

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

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

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 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:

My concept was to carve a seated man holding his left leg. I began by sketching my idea out on paper. I then transferred the image onto my block of basswood in 6B pencil and began carving. As I carved away the pencil image, I'd reference my paper sketch, re-draw it on the wood and continue carving. One of the challenges was being able to visualize what the sides and back of the piece were going to look like while making certain that all of those areas lined-up with my two dimensional sketch on paper.

This piece has also been interpreted by many as a mother and child piece.

 







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