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Sculptures 26 Jan, 2021
3d printed butterfly sculpture
The Concept Inspired by M.C. Escher’s work, this sculpture is an abstract reflection of one’s self. The entire course of one’s emotional development is displayed as a growing butterfly displaying patterns. Starting from the center and growing and expanding towards the edges, showing you more detail and patterns the closer you look. The Butterfly The development of that single butterfly is represented by 1395 unique butterflies throughout the entire sculpture. Each one different in shape and size and displays a unique moment of growth slightly different than the older or younger one. The patterns that are formed throughout one’s life are represented by the growth of the butterfly’s wings. Throughout its growth each wing starts displaying veins. This seemingly arbitrary development of the individual veins also form clear patterns. However, upon closer look the veins display patterns that are embedded within in the butterfly itself. The Shape While the shape of the sculpture represents one’s emotional growth in certain peaks, it also represents emotional traumas displayed by the sharp cuts through the butterflies. All this is amplified by the irregular sloping surface of the sculpture, pushing the growth upwards and forward and pushing the traumas down and to the back. The continuously changing surface of the sculpture makes it impossible to have the full overview of the development of the 1395 unique butterflies and therefore the overview of one’s self. The Specifics The sculpture consists of 25 uniquely shaped 3D printed pieces assembled together to form the intricate shape of the sculpture. The sculpture itself measures 165cm (5’5”) wide, 100cm (3’3”) tall and over 40cm (1’4”) in depth. From start to finish it took over 2000 hours to design, engineer and produce the sculpture, all done in house.
Estimate: $200 - $500
Antique swords 24 Jan, 2021
Asian sword
39" long sheathed. Blade (point to guard) 28 1/2". 8 3/16" hilt. Pommel 2 3/8" wide by 1 3/4" long. Handle has what appears to be a dragon stamped on each side. They are framed by notched carvings that appear to be done by hand as they are not uniform in any way. Blade is straight, 1 13/16" at the base narrowing to 3/16" before the 'triangle' at the blade's point, extending another 5/8" to the tip. On one side are 3 east asian characters near the guard (unsure what the the script is or says) and on the opposite side are what look almost like thumbnail imprints, apparently randomly imprinted. The blade is dull as though it were made that way, instead of dulled through use or general wear. The scabbard is 31 5/16" long, 1 3/4" wide at the locket and 1 1/8" wide at the chape. There are 3 sections of intricate designs, one at the chape, one at the locket, and one in the middle. Each side of the scabbard is identical to the other. At the locket, there are 2 protruding parts that look sort of like elephants with rings attached for mounting (I assume). There appear to be a pair of stones (turquois possibly) at the locket. The center has a large polished red-orange stone/crystal that is 7/8" in diameter (spherical). The chape has a smaller, egg-shaped pale orange polished stone/crystal. In between each section of designs, the sections have stamped designs of clouds (4 each, all looking slightly different). I'm unsure of the metal composition, but when I purchased it at auction I was told that it was a ceremonial sword made of melted down coin silver. The metal does appear tarnished, but I don't know enough about metal or metalwork to say what exactly it is composed of. It's entirely possible this sword is worth nothing more than the value of the equivalent weight of scrap metal. It could very well be something made to sell to gullible tourists. I'd just like to know.
Estimate: $800 - $1,600
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