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Fishing For Knowlege by angelkat-pawprints Fishing For Knowlege by angelkat-pawprints
This is my altered book piece that I did for my mixed media class. Oh and my roommate named the guy on the top Dan. He is Dan the Fisherman.
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter

Please, in future, place this sort of thing in the right category: DeviantART/Traditional Art/Sculpture/Figurative... It's unnecessarily annoying for us art lovers and critics....

 

"Artisan crafts/ other" as a category for this is a bit like classifying khayyam, leonardo da vinci, isaac newton, rutherford, shakespeare, christopher wren, mozart, einstein, epstein, rodin and monet in the pigeonhole marked:  "for people that are fairly good at stuff...."

 

Look at this: your sculpture that is,( only an idiot would be so glaringly impolite, as to give it a lesser title...)

it is a well constructed; good concept with a good use of the books' boards to create re-inforcement for the structure; the use of letters being morphed into appropriate shapes like the blowfish "o", the crab/lobster "W" and the "book" doing a rhyming slang thing with "hook", it's just too delicious and too much fun to ignorantly stuff this away in an obscure filing drawer....under: "Artisan crafts/ other"

 

Furthermore, it is nicely photographed against a neutral background to emphasize the piece and not out of focus like so many; possesses excellent re-cycling credentials; And! , overall, is simply elegant idea/concept given form in a humourous way, with skill and a twinkle in the eye.  This deserves far more praise than it has thus far garnered!, much more....  Bravo, bravo!, I say ye yet again, Bravo! 

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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for your critique. I am grateful that you took the time to observe this piece. For some people they look at the piece and only place a simple opinion. While you on the other hand took the time and broke down the whole piece. So I as well say bravo to you because, you are awesome.
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you for that kind thought....

You are most welcome!  :) Peter.
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Trunks-Z Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! we would like to use your image in our facebook page. We have your permission? www.facebook.com/rdeditores?re…
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x2nat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Nice idea! :D
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zobook Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013

Great work (hard work too!!!)


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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. A lot of hard work, but a little fun too.
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coliti Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Hello!! Se vende??
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molly798465 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
so cool!
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AnyLuck Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This is so awesome, both idea and execution! I love the irregular cuts, the way you've hanged stuff to make it look like their floating in water (I love the pufferfish!) and Dan the Fisherman. :) I'm probably not the first person to say this, but seeing the cut books gives me mixed feelings. But I think that the books are also an integral part of the message of the artwork. "Fishing for knowledge" would not have the same connotations had you used different materials. Great work!
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. There have been many mixed feelings on this piece. However, what I have told everyone is that the books that I used were going to be thrown away and burned anyway. So by in some way I saved them and created them into something better than ash.
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AnyLuck Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Ooh, I'm glad to know that! Thanks for telling me. :)
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
No Problem. It's what I do. :D
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R-stah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Photographer
how'd you cut through the books? :O
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
With a X-Acto knife
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R-stah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Great work done.. Will check for that knife!! :)
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You can find it at any local craft store.
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R-stah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Then?
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Then what?
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R-stah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Photographer
I mean where will it be available at then?
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
You can find the X-Acto knife in a craft store if that is what you are talking about
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Talty Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! :D I wanted to let you know that you've been featured here: [link]
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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello, just letting you know that you've been featured here: [link] keep up the good work :)
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SinaWho Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
How adorable.. This almost reminds me of something out of the old Winnie the Pooh series. And I'm talking about the storybook version, not the Walt Disney one.
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roodpa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb concept!
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DangerPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I normally don't like it when people destroy books...(it screams at my inner book worm) but this is lovely. It is nice how each book layer is different, the little cut outs 'floating' just add to it. Well done. And I can't believe I'm saying this, 'Cut up more books'.
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I do have plans for other projects
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altags Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
parabéns muito criativo
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OoNinaYuMeoO Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah i forgot : which books are they ?? the ones you destroyed :p
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Just some random books that were the same size.
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OoNinaYuMeoO Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the idea :)
the realisation too ;)
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PanicAnime Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Clever :)
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kenzieluvpurple Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student
AMAZING! How long did this take you?
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
About two weeks
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kenzieluvpurple Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student
Jeez! Well it looks like it was worth it. Good Job.
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silverthornofagirl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats soooo cool!! are they actual books?
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
They are real books
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silverthornofagirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what books? or does it not say?
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Can't remember at the moment
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silverthornofagirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
o, ok just wondering
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dragonartistJRR Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Very clever! I love it!
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talkingtina7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Awesome creativity and appropriately titled! You should have aced the class too. Have you sold the piece? Great job.
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I haven't sold it... Well yet. However I do have a senior show in a gallery that I have to do. And that is one of the pieces in the show.
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goddesshuntress Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love it - it is a really great creative piece. how did you cut into the books like that? i cant imagine you used scissors or a stanley knife that would have take absolutely forever and it wouldnt have turned out so neat surely? how long did it take you to make?
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I used a X-Acto knife and the time I was givven to do this was two weeks.
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BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely! Brilliant idea :D
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izzynoodles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
W:wow:W This is amazing
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CheshireGrinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very nice, though I can't help but feel a little bad for the cut up books. Awesome though.
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mangagirl1603 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always feel bad when I see books being cut up and made into stuff, but this is seriously beautiful. I love Dan the little fisherman :)
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angelkat-pawprints Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Dan <3 you too. But its better than having the books burned. Thats what they were going to do with them. Before I took them.
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