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American figurative sculptor Rod Patterson's Mythofigurative and figure sculptures and classic statues.

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figure sculpture Persian War Vet. by Rod Patterson
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American figurative sculptor Rod Pattersons tribute to the Getty bronze

female figure sculpture by Rod Patterson
muse by  figurative sculptor Rod Patterson
a tribute to the master tantric sculptors of Khajuraho

The "Persian war veteran"
Inspired by the Getty Bronze and it's shipmate, with a twist.
From Marathon to Thermopoli, the Persian war lasted over 10 years, so the veterans were a tad grizzled when they returned home.
He is leather tough, hard as nails, a tad paranoid, and has a minimalist painting of Aphroditi on the inside of his shield (copied from a classic greek mirror).
......And, his enemies were wondering why he was grinning at them during battle.....

Lets end the tyranny of the "art" of alienation and get back to classic beauty!
"I believe that art has a moral responsibility, that it must pursue something higher than itself. Art must be a part of life. It must exist in the domain of the common man. It must be an enriching, ennobling and vital partner in the public pursuit of civilization. It should be a majestic presence in everyday life just as it was in the past".(If I emulate the masters, it is out of respect.)-Rod Patterson
Let us strive for:“The ability to have faith; to sustain hope; to feel the transforming power of beauty; and the revel in the innocence of the world around us”.

Rod Patterson.female figure sculpture Wind Dancer
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figure study of a dancer, dancing in the wind

figure sculpture Wind Dancer by Rod Patterson
WindDancer. American figure sculptor Rod Patterson
Wind Dancer 25x15x9 inches. Iowa sculptor Rod Patterson

"Man is the measure of all things."

 
Veteran of the Persian Wars
Greek Warrior sculpture by sculptor Rod Patterson
Sculpture of Spartan warrior in the persian war
proposal for a memorial for a fallen hero
memorial with Fallen Soldier , HERO and Legend
In this tableau the artist represents the corpse, the hero, and the legend as shadow with text.

Another view of the veteran, circa 2500 years ago.
"Time flies you say, but alas it is we who fly and time that stays"

 

figure sculpture mermaid at sculptors on-line
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mermaid by american figurative sculptor rod patterson

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