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Deborah Ballard
Saving Gaia / Release Box

2014

$1,800

About

This is a unique bronze container. The figure has always been Deborah Ballard’s muse in her sculptures. Ballard works in bronze, cast stone, and plaster; her figures ranging from life-size to hand-size. Ballard says, “I always have this inner voice that dictates what I do and how I think.” The concept of the human body as a “container,” a vessel of thoughts, hopes and dreams, began when she was an undergrad studying ceramics at SMU. Her early vessels transformed into free-standing figures by the time she completed her MFA at SMU in 1990. Throughout her MFA, she worked daily from the model and credits SMU Professor Jay Sullivan for teaching her the technical skills she uses to make her work. In the 25 years since, her sculptures have developed from her imagination, with a realism based in her foundation of direct observation from the model and gross anatomy classes. Challenged by complexity and the need for experimentation, Ballard strives to animate her figures with new postures, gestures and expressive patinas.

Details

  • Creator
    Deborah Ballard (1951, American)
  • Creation Year
    2014
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Width: 4.38 in. (11.13 cm)Depth: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 206091stDibs: LU2576768922

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    Ships From: Dallas, TX
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