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Unlike things must meet by RichardLeach Unlike things must meet by RichardLeach
For the second mission of :iconglobalmission-ofart:. Our brief was doing a piece in a medium we had not used before.

Title from the poem Art by Herman Melville.

Found objects, text snip, pencil and book cover on background of engineered wood, about 11 x 8 inches. Photographed with a point-and-shoot camera rather than scanned, so there's a little distortion of the image.
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Oh Yeah !
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
:iconbowplz:
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
.. and i sincerely believe that plastic dinosaurs make world a better place ;)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
that is true without a doubt :lol:
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AegisAvantGarde Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Artist
I love it, i like the dinasour chipset analogy.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
I love that! I adore minitures, books, spines, components... :love:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
:aww: Some of those pieces had been lying around my desk for years. I couldn't really say why I was saving them - turns out it was so I could make this!
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
You'd never leave my studio.
It's a fuquin' NARNIA for this stuff.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
ooooooooooh! And you are Mama Aslan!
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
AWWWW!! :iconfurryglompplz:
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
:wow: terrible!

oh what could i do ? :frustrated:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
i know - and you've done so many media already!
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
the media and the concept!
i should do some serious thinking about that
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Ulrich says he's going to do a collage. i can't wait to see that!
and it has to be mailable - no Richard Serra-style steel sculptures.
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fredfree Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
good golly - there are bulky bulgy things on your collage! admirable job - especially for a minimalist - don't think i could do it!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks - i did it with fear and trembling! had to put down the glue stick and use a bottle of glue :faint:

i think you could do it if you had a mind too - in any case, i swiped the wood paneling background idea from you!
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fredfree Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
perhaps. but i like my glue stick. ever since i left the brain reducing world of rubber cement behind i have used no other.

and cool - wood paneling brings me back to the 70s. fond memories of fakeness.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a duck's head. A great first effort. I know that if you keep doing them, you will be just as great at this as you are with collage. I encourage you, keep going.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
That is very much appreciated, thanks. I think I will keep on - it feels much more different from 2-D work than it probably looks!

I agree about the duck's head, don't remember where I picked that piece up but that's why I saved it.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup, it is different. It can be like creating your own little world, or a world you want people to see.
Sometimes it can be like a kid, playing on the floor with a couple of toy cars. It's more than just one more dimension, it can be like stage design.
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Athalour Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   General Artist
Magnificent! :faint:
Just too deliciously cool for words.
And, although I can't explain why, it has a sense of sadness about it. Love it!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much! Wow, this piece has gotten such compliments, and if you read the comments you'll see me being rather modest, and that is not put on, I was a little insecure about it. But I'm really beginning to like it! Sometimes you need a little time after finishing something. And all the responses mean a lot :aww: :hug:
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Athalour Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   General Artist
My pleasure, dear :hug:

Modesty is good, but you really don't need to be insecure in the slightest. You've done some great work here. ;)
I agree, sometimes we need a bit of space before we can properly assess a piece.

Gotta ask. Are you tempted to sell it, at all....?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Aww... :heart:

Selling, well, I might! I hadn't thought about it. The thing is, it has to be in a show next year that isn't happening until probably the summer. We have this global mission of art thing, and the other pieces may be for sale - we sold them in Tehran this past summer - but if someone had dibs on this one I think it could be marked NFS or sold. Theoretically!
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Athalour Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010   General Artist
Lots of luck for the show! It sounds awesomeness. :D

No worries either way, m'dear. If you plan to sell, and if it doesn't move at the show, just let me know. ;)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
:thanks::nod:
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hogret Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Wow, tink. This is ... strange. Uncomfortable. Provocative.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, I appreciate those generous words. I put it together by eye and intuition, but then it began to lead its own life and say strange things!
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so good that you go ahead, Richard with this beautiful piece :wow:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
I'm really happy with the response it's getting! There's a lot of talent in the global mission. I have to represent for the klebemausen.
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
And I am really beginning to feel bad. It seems that with the little spare time I have I am too tired for any sort of inspiration - November, November.
i was hoping for some spare time around Christmas, but the calendar shows that it is little more than an extended weekend (only in technical terms, of course :blush:)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yeah, Christmas on a Saturday doesn't add as much time off as one would wish. (Though it's still Christmas of course :D) Well, Farhad said the end of January, and it could probably be extended a little. Do you have any medium in mind? Draw, paint, collage?
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Klebemaus - stuff, of course :w00t!: :iconmadduckplz:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D :dance: :thumbsup:
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
... and I already have a vague idea :boogie:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
sweet - that's all you need to begin with :D
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
:clap: I find it interesting that you chose the emptied shell of a book as your base for this project...as your normal creativity sparks from the words of the pages within.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Yvette. That is in fact the book from which so many pages had previously been taken for collage backgrounds. It was the next step (not necessarily the next logical step!) to remove the inside completely and use the covers and spine.
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derkert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
everything put together sooner or later falls a part!
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All things must meet! ( a bit changed)
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nice concept!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Ed! After I glued it all down good I thought maybe I should have left it able to open and shut... but the binding couldn't really take that, and the pieces inside would hurt each other, so it's good this way. Maybe I'll do another one sometime that closes, then all the stuff inside would really meet.
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derkert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Hey, but the lines?

Who wrote them?

Richard!, come on!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh :icongeorgeharrisonplz: of course, I knew that right away, just started thinking about art and distracted myself!
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derkert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
and the other one!

PS

you should know that one too1
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
:blush: had to look it up! I told you I skipped a bunch of his albums!
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derkert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
That first one is great!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
I might have to get a copy. I'll throw one in my amazon cart for when I have time to get it and listen.
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farhadb Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
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wonderful idea Richard! you've mixed both mediums in just one artwork, it shows that there is no need for having just 2 pieces in this mission! we just have to follow the concept.
i really like this one, it made me to remember Marcel Duchamp's "Box in a Suitcase" and his Ready Mades
also i'm trying to do another artwork in the shape of a performance art for 2nd project.
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
i'm glad it's ok because i want to combine both mediums too :)
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farhadb Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
great,where is it? :eager:
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