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The Mannequin Series

by joesfineart , December 13, 2008—07:15 PM

Topics: AWARD WINNER, ISAP, International Society…, faces, landscapes, mannequins, portrait painter, portraits,

Mannequins are NOT one size fits all They come in all sizes, shapes, gender and race. ___I paint mannequins because I find them fascinating. They have an imagined BEAUTY, not just objects but also for what they represent, I see each as an individual with a unique form and intriguing face.___ Joe Ray Kelley, noaps, isap, nsa

___So what is a mannequin? It is neither dead or Alive-indeed, it cannot have been dead since it was never alive. Well, of course it is not animated, not alive in a biological sense, and never was. And yet-it seems more alive than dead, more asleep but not, somehow possessed of an eerie alter-consciousness that compels us on the subliminal, indiscernible level..___ Steven Richman, in his photographic book ___Mannequins___.



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