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Reject Unit i by CrimsonMagpie Reject Unit i by CrimsonMagpie
At the start of term there was a college trip to the Newlyn art gallery, which was hosting an exhibition of inspirational miscellanea at the time. There was one exhibit that really inspired me; a series of (real) insects encased in little cylinders of clear resin, they had their heads replaced with tiny, stylised human heads made of white clay, and were called Reject Units. I feel terrible for forgetting the artist's name. . . :C

I'd love to make some sort of series based around them, as it found it to be a wonderful and inspirationally evocative visual device.

I tried to make the face androgynous, but I don't know why I made it so mask-like, it just seemed right at the time.




Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 21cm 11.7 x 8.3"
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numbskulled00 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now every time I go to swat a bug I'll have this piece stuck in my head. very cool and excellently done,but weard when stuck in your head while swatting at a bee. Funny, it's my favorite- the funky beeman from outerspace. he's cool
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's great that I'm able to create a peice that cant get into your head so much. :thumbsup: You should've seen the original sculptures. ;)
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numbskulled00 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like to see it,sounds interesting.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Unfortunately the original artist is very anti-technology and has no web-presence, so online images of his work don't exist. :c
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numbskulled00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!sounds worse than me.didn't think that was possable.so then how did you find out about it? Your psychic?
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I just went to an exhibition. :lol:
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numbskulled00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well that's cool-you should've went with the psychic thing, would'v gone great for boosting your artwork and all. made you perhaps famous,all the talk of DA. but NO you had to be all honest and blow it. Don't say I didn't try to help you out,man. I hafta ask(off the subject I know)you what exactly caused you to name yourself 'CrimsonMagpie'? Is it from a book or something of that sort?
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't really know; I like magpies, but that name was taken, so I tacked the first word I that popped into my head in front of it. :shrug:
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caseycaseycasey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student General Artist
i sort of love it, but i sort of don't know if i should, but it's too fabulous not to. WHY DO YOU TOY WITH MY EMOTIONS
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Because that's what I do! :iconevilgrinplz:
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