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David Habicht

Marshall, MI, United States

Meeting someone whom you admire is never what you expect. Despite our media-saturated culture, encountering famous people in person is delightful and surprising in ways that are impossible to anticipate. My art is to experience first-hand someone who is shaping my world. Returning to the studio, I work my impressions of their personality into clay. The resulting portrait is a lively record of our time together. The permanence of bronze gives lasting substance to what would otherwise an ephemeral and fleeting moment in time. My sculptures are distinctly "pinchy-squeezy." While cast bronze is very hard, the sculptor's clay I work with has a wonderful tactile quality that I like to exploit for visual effect. If I have been successful, when you look at my portraits you will get a sense of my subjects' intellect, humor and humanity. I hope that the pride that meeting my heroes gave me and the joy that I took in creating these artworks will also be evident.

David's ArtPrize Entries

These are David's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Three Portraits of Human Rights Activists

    2012 ArtPrize Entry David Habicht
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David's Past Work

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