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About this project

My idea is to create a life sized sculpture (6' tall), in wood, of Claude Monet. Once the wooden original is made, I would like to create a master mold and make full scale sculptures. Full sized versions of this sculpture will find homes around the globe.

This small prototype sculpture was hand carved with wood carving chisels, out of Minnesota white pine wood. The full sized sculpture will be created by me as well. I plan on using a locally harvested wood, and sculpting this piece by means of wood chisel and mallet. Below is an image of this piece in progress, while I was sculpting the wood.

Pictured is hand carved Monet sculpture, inspired by the collection at the Minnesota Marine Arts Museum (MMAM), in Winona Minnesota. This collection houses Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne paintings, as well as many other great artists,

As far as the rewards for helping me get this sculpture made, well. Every piece is hand painted and hand finished by the artist and a team of talented local Minnesota artists.

Please contribute to this project, become part of something great!

Feeding on this rich tradition of sculpture in my family, as well as the treasure trove of artwork which is shown in the city of Winona, this piece is a fine example of tradition, as well as sustainable arts practices which will support the Minnesota artist community for years to come. 

These 12" sculptures are also available for sale, just contact lyon@lyonsmith.com to order one.

And finally, this is a mock up of what the full scale sculpture would look like.

thanks,

Lyon

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    An autographed photograph of the sculpture, signed by the Lyon Smith

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    I will send you a lily pad, pictured.
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    10,000 a full sized (6' tall) hand painted reproduction of the original wood carving.

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