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Friday, August 24, 2012

"ISLAND SONG"


Edition of 40
Price $6,950
Size 20 inches tall, 18 inches long, and 9 inches deep.

The artist stepped out of his comfort zone on this one. For more than 20 years, Hal Slear and his brother Tim have been trying to talk David into creating a Hawaiian piece. Well they finally succeeded.
Hula is a dance form accompanied by chant (oli) or song (mele). It was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there. The hula dramatizes or portrays the words of the oli or mele in a visual dance form.Two categories of the dance being Hula 'Auana and Hula Kahiko. Ancient hula, as performed before Western encounters with Hawaii?i, is called kahiko. It is accompanied by chant and traditional instruments.
The following video shows the creation of Island Song from start to finished clay.





3 comments:

  1. Hi,
    This coming week I am going to start sculpting with wax to see what will happen, and I found your videos on YouTube.

    I absolutely love this Hawaiian model, because of the movement and flowing material. It is wonderful! If I ever get a bigger house I would love to own a copy.

    Great work, and thanks for putting such helpful information online.

    Kind regards,
    Iain Carstairs
    (England)

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  2. Thank you so much Lain.. I just got your message.. lol.. I forgot to click on the notify me box....
    How are you doing with your house.. haha.. Love the comment sir.

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  3. I do sell instructional DVDs if you'd be interested... Upper right column is where you can order them.

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