Evolution: new sculpture

A while ago I posted an entry about the famous Neolithic Hamangia figurines The Thinker and Seated Woman (https://erikatakacs.wordpress.com/2008/11/29/the-thinker/). I revisit the pair from time to time to admire their gesture and beautifully stylized figures. Whoever made them, it was an artist, no question in my mind. In this work I pay tribute to them and their creator(s). It’s my take on evolution and natural selection. It was a joy to make.


9 thoughts on “Evolution: new sculpture

  1. hiddenamongroots March 17, 2010 / 14:05

    Interesting from all of the views. Nice work. I esp like the 3rd view down.


  2. erikatakacs March 18, 2010 / 14:05

    Thanks, Kevin. I’ve been paying more attention to my compositions lately. I want my sculptures to look good from as many angles as possible. Also, trying to go along with the roughness of the medium. I thought the subject was perfect in that regard.


  3. ildiko March 22, 2010 / 14:05

    love your ideas !!! this is very interesting,exciting,love their facial and body expressions!

    about your q.
    actually i did not used the “wash” technique.i primed the bowl (wall paint)then painted it with three very diluted colours.the primer absorbed nicely the colours giving it the “wash” look.when dried a bit i applied another layer of dried brush beige.that’s all then i varnished it.
    i’m happy for your visit 🙂
    nagyon szivesen.van egypar dolog elokeszuletben de idom sem volt nagyon es mindig elakadok a festes resznel :(.tudom hogy egy kis tehnikaval sokkal tobbre mehetnek.de ido nincs tanulmanyozasra…


  4. erikatakacs March 23, 2010 / 14:05

    Koszonom, Ildiko. A festes nekem is gyengem, de dolgozom rajta. 🙂


  5. madsilence March 27, 2010 / 14:05

    Interesting design, I wonder what book they’re reading?


  6. giiid March 27, 2010 / 14:05

    Beautiful work, Erika, a pleasure to study from all angles. I am impressed about your sense of balance, wich I especially enjoy at the last photo, where all the lines are free of eachother, and the soft light and shadows are working the best. I like the surface a lot, and of course the whole idea about your work.


  7. erikatakacs March 28, 2010 / 14:05

    MS, I don’t know, I hope The Origin of Species. 🙂

    Thanks Birgitte, I really wanted to make sure they didn’t line up from any angle.


  8. Anonymous March 28, 2014 / 14:05



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