Seagull – Photo and sculpture by KAMoore
When photographing small sculpture, shadows play a large part in showing form and dimension. We have all commented while showing a photo. “It looks better in person.” Capturing a sculpture in the flattened state of photography can be challenging. Especially if it is your job. I have to attempt to convey the feeling of the sculpture while keeping the representation true. Using shadows, structure and perspective I try to express the mood of each piece. It can be the difference between showing a picture and selling a sculpture. The act of holding a piece, feeling its weight and embracing the composition with human hands is not easily reproduced.
The images here were not needed to sell the sculpture as it was a gift I made for a friend.
If you would like to see more of my small sculpture you can visit my Etsy shop. Etsy
As always, thank you for reading! -Kevin
photos and sculpture by KAMoore
via Photo Challenge: Shadow
Photo Challenge ~ Graceful
Sculpture and Photos By KAMoore
Graceful ~ Photo of a sculpture I made a few years back. Bella Fiamma Ballerina, The idea of the sculpture itself was to show the grace and beauty of the ballerina form. A ballerina need not be dancing to see beauty in form of body. I think it’s also appropriate for women’s rights today. The beauty and grace of the ballerina comes from great strength and determination. Appearing soft and flowing is the performance, the preparation is all grit and hard work. Living near the Pacific Northwest Ballet I was fortunate enough to know quite a few of the dancers and hear their stories.
Kevin A Moore
Bella is one of my favorite works and is available here: Bella Fiamma
via Daily Prompt: Overworked Taking part in writing on “Daily Prompt: word of the day”
Me working on a sculpture in veneration of Ferdinand the bull
Doing what I love, being overworked, should not be possible. So interestingly, it’s not work, but the day to day that overwhelms. I am overworked doing laundry, cleaning my apartment, getting groceries, keeping my great little old truck running. My anxiety of being overworked comes from the time lost on creating another sculpture or piece of art knowing that I can only complete a finite number of works in this life. So I am overworked, not from my job, overworked with the little things life requires. ~ Kevin A Moore
My blog will contain and include my thoughts, my art, my poetry, my beliefs, my gripes, and as my domain states, the stream of consciousness thinking that I need to free from my brain! I will also try to convey where these writings come from to give you a look into my mind. I really do hope for your comments, but being MY blog I am reserving the right to remove those that offend my moral sensibility.
Although I believe most of my writing will be positive in nature, subjects may be offensive to some and may contain inappropriate language for the young.
I’m adding one of my poems from last week on facebook to see how it looks in blog, I think I will slowly add my full collection of poems here to have them together in one place.
Sincerely, Kevin A Moore
I am Dragon
I am Dragon
My passion it flows
Containing the fire
Turned to dust
I am Dragon is an example of my stream of consciousness poetry, I was introducing the creation of an upcoming sculpture so I found a photo. (the photo is of a small dragon that my sister gifted me for I believe a Christmas more than a decade ago, I still have it) Then I let my emotions of the day flow. My emotions are usually inspired by an event or a person I’m admiring, or if the emotions are negative, someone I’m admiring; not so much. In the case of I am Dragon the poem was written in seconds, although I did go back and edit for appearance. I find most times the depth, intensity, and meaning of the poem can be found in those impulsive first words. Dragon is named as the author so that you can put yourself in his head and understand his emotions.
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