Monday, June 3, 2013

Winner: 2012 GCA Sculpture Competition

Esteban, 2012 (32" high), by Joseph F. Brickey

This piece was done at a week long sculpting competition at the Grand Central Academy, and took first place.  After submitting portfolios, twelve finalists were chosen to sculpt together from the same model during a 40 hour pose.  Part of the thrill of this experience was being able to witness the techniques of some truly great sculptors.  The GCA requested a statement about the experience, and this is what I submitted:

“What an honor it was to be selected to participate among such competent and dedicated sculptors! And what a privilege to be part of something so special as this great competition, hosted in a perfect setting for artistic excellence, where the room is charged with both individual determination and collective camaraderie.  Every day I felt thrilled, challenged, and pushed to be better.  I’m certain that each of us has become a better sculptor from this experience, and determined to improve even more going forward!  Thank you for cultivating this passion that we all share, the same that throughout history has propelled countless masterpieces.”

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