I attended an intensive human anatomy sculpting workshop in San Francisco two years ago, with two amazing live models, a male acrobat and a female ballerina from the San Francisco Ballet Company. One of the two instructors, very likable on a personal level, is now associated with and I think a co-founder of this website I have the link to below. He is gifted sculptor, Eric Michael Wilson. (Here is his Facebook Page).
I told him at the concluding of that week long course that rarely am I ever found covetous of anything, but were I tempted to covet strongly, Eric’s knowledge of anatomy and ability to bring forth a human form from clay into a compelling pose. This was something I feel pained not to be in possession of, I believe it is mine for the taking with the required time and dedication that would be required for such knowledge to be forthcoming, with my own interpretive touch and expression, and therein lies the challenge for all mankind, time stops and waits for none of us.
I’ve attached photo’s of two pieces by Eric Wilson, his “Eve” and “Adam.” Eric writes of the Adam piece:
“I decided to title the piece “Adam” one of the oldest stories of fatherhood and a theme many artists have used for hundreds of years. I designed it from imagination when my daughter was born. The design grew out of the emotional experience of fatherhood that I experienced.
“It will be available as a limited edition bronze of 15.”
Thankfully, Eric Wilson has a gift and has worked hard in its development. If memory serves correct from the workshop I attended, Eric spent hours and hours with med students looking at cadavers and coming to know the most intricate aspects of the human skeletal, muscular, and vascular systems, and obviously it has paid off magnificently.
You have to love what the internet does for us. I’m starting to salivate right now at the prospects of such a resource as this online educational resource based in the tradition of the great masters post renaissance. I feel the ebbing away of time, I want to freeze it in place while I learn—while I develop talent, understanding, knowledge, and skill.
This world has way too much ugliness in it, and way too much art that is ugly, unrefined, and lacking that talent and expertise that comes of a diligent education and study to the craft rarely achieved nor sought after with the proper instruction in the tradition of the great masters. So few places, spaces, and homes have in them elements that truly inspire deeply.
W. Cleon Skousen, author of “The Naked Communist” and “The Naked Capitalist,” as well as dozens of other books, made note of 45 goals Communists (bankrolled by the Rockefeller and Rothschild and other Lucifarian Moneychangers) undertook in America. Make note of goal 22 & 23, for they have been realized, and gratefully, this online resource, it appears, rises above such ugliness:
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings,” substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. ” Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
Rarely in public centers of “culture” do I see art that inspires me. It all looks so drab, so mediocre, without soul. I could begin to name places and by implication works of art that are supposedly great by some standards, but for me, have little value, they certainly don’t inspire. Thankfully, I see the work of Eric Wilson and it all speaks of magnificence, as does the other disciplines I see here in this promo video. How exciting. Time to get busy learning. How will I find the time? Haha. One thing I’ll definitely cut out of my time budget, Facebook. 😉
Looks like $20 a month for this online art education access. I recently suspended my Lynda.com account that is $25 a month and a Larry Jordan $20 a month video editing and other software instruction subscriptions. For the price of things, this $20 a month looks amazing. If you have kids who might have artistic abilities that need nurturing, this my be a godsend:
And remember, go love, shape, and embrace your futures, as LDS Apostle, religious church leader, Elder Holland has advised us to do. Government peddles fear and terror, we must exert mental focus to not buy into such sickening defeatism that comes by the hand of tyrants and murderers (and I’m talking of those within the US, enemies domestic at the highest levels, of both parties, who serve the banking elite and their Council on Foreign Relations agenda.) Great things lie ahead and we can through God’s help not fall prey to the terror and destruciton these haters of human liberty would have for us. (I’m becoming ever more compelled by the notion and the book of the title “Shaping History through Fasting and Prayer.”
“We must go forward. God expects you to have enough faith, determination, and trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. He expects you not simply to face the future; He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it, rejoice in it, and delight in your opportunities.
“God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe.”
~ Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, (“Terror, Triumph, and a Wedding Feast,” CES Fireside, Sept 12, 2004.)