Clay has no plans of its own. It has no aspirations for glory, not even for service. Clay is clay, and it is even reluctant to perform its own given task, it is simply clay. Clay is moldable, pliable, subjective to creation, desiring a creator, and totally submissive to the will of its master.
A Willing Masterpiece
Before the artist has anything tangible to display, he first and foremost has a dream.
Artist Ron Mueck Creates Hyper-Realistic Models of Humans. Hyperrealism is work which feels more real than reality or as they say a way of ‘mastering God’s creations.
The hyper-realistic models below were created by Australian-born, London-based artist Ron Mueck who has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Mueck delights in creating realistic sculptures.
Mueck spends months modeling his figures in clay on armatures built from metal and chicken-wire to create forms that he casts in fiberglass resin or silicon.
Ron Mueck Has Also Played with Race, Religion and Identity With “Youth”.
The sculpture shows a young black boy staring at a stab wound under his chest, mirroring the paintings of Jesus Christ showing the wound in his side to his disciple Thomas. This apparently allows the viewer to create their own interpretations on the meaning behind it.
One of Mueck‘s most popular and photographed works is a twice-life-size “Untitled (Big Man)” which is on view in the “Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection” exhibition through Aug. 6, 2017.
The “Big Man” glowers with piercing eyes and his drooling scowl, distended purple veins, tense hammer-toed feet and lumpy, blotchy skin enfold a pudgy physique.
Mueck sculpts the masterpieces in clay inside a plaster mould, before replacing it with a mixture of fibreglass, silicone and resin.
Mueck also likes to play with scale to make some of his works large while others are tiny.
Clay as a Scriptural Allegory
According to new scientific research scientists believe that we may have had our beginnings in clay. The latest theory is that clay – which is at its most basic, a combination of minerals in the ground – acts as a breeding laboratory for tiny molecules and chemicals which it ‘absorbs like a sponge’.
Our Lives to Are a Masterpiece, and God Is Our Master Sculptor.
The Master of the universe, the eternal, immortal, invisible, all-wise God, made you with His own hands! But before He began to weave you together in your mother’s womb, He saw you in His eternal mind, down to the smallest detail. And before you were ever born, He had a dream for your life.