Saturday, October 9, 2010

See Any Similarities?

My artist friend, David Lemon sent an email with the Obama photo taken in Bowie, Maryland on October 7th at Bowie State University. He said: "The angle, and the grandiose pose reminds me of the posters of Lenin." Knowing that David has a magnificent eye for all things designed and shaped, I went looking for the poster he may have been thinking of and found the following, known as Lenin at the Tribune. See any similarities?

  Vladmir Lenin making a rousing speech

Speaking of designing and shaping, here are a couple of my favorites bronze pieces from David Lemon, Master Sculptor  (just so you know, I receive no compensation for posting Mr. Lemon's work. He does not have an affiliate program. I receive no monetary gain - I just love what he does)

Visit David here and watch some of his daily videos that show him at work sculpting - today a new female bust, or some of his travels across beautiful Montana to visit galleries where his work is showing or taking his pieces to the foundry for bronzing. See his gallery here. A snippet from Lemon's fascinating story:
In galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East, Lemon’s studies of the American experience speak proudly and passionately of the people who toiled and sacrificed to build a new nation.
David's work appears in some of the largest art collections in the country and is part of the permanent collection of the Springville Art Museum in Springville, Utah. He's been reviewed and featured by Southwest Art Magazine, Western Horseman Magazine and Art of the West Magazine and was a featured artist in the book, Contemporary Western Artists.
His gold medal winning pieces transcend culture and have touched hearts around the world. He has had exhibitions and showings in the U.S., Canada and as far away as a One Man Show In Jakarta Indonesia. 
His privately commissioned bronzes stand in front of, and inside, some of the finest homes in western United States. In fact one of those homes was featured on the Home and Garden Television Network, in a show called "Homes Across America". In this show, David's artwork was largely featured. He is also very proud of a bronze he did for a Veterans Memorial located in his home town, Ennis, in southwest Montana.

Obama photo credit AP Susan Walsh

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