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lucien Shapiro

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Atlas Tricycle, Feb 2011 Resin, Fur, Glass, Found Object, Acrylic, Deer Antler 2 1/2 ' X 1 1/2 ' 2 ' © Lucien Shapiro
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Mask, july 2009 Bones, Cigar Tips, Resin 2ftx2ft © lucienshapiro
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Ode to the Vehicle, Dec 2011 Resin, Polymer Clay, Moth, L.e.d., Speakers, Fur, Wood, Paper 13"x5"x7" © lucien shapiro
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Eye of the Beholder, 2010 Wood, Resin,rat Skull, Doll Eyes, Aerosal Paint, Acrylic Paint, 12"x7"x3" © Lucien Shapiro
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The Hearts Claw, 2010 Resin, Wood, Crab Shell, Polymer Clay, Aerosal Paint, Acrylic Paint. 8"x4.5"x3" © Lucien Shapiro
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Bloom Watcher, 2010 Wood, Resin, Rat Skull, Acrylic Paint, Aerosal Paint, Glue 8"x5"x3" © Lucien Shapiro
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Canaries Hat, 2010 Wood, Resin, Polymer Clay, Acrylic Paint, Aerosal Paint, Glue Lucien Shapiro
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Golden Rat, 2011 Wood, Glue, Rat Skull, Resin, Aerosal Paint 7"x7" © Lucien Shapiro
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Golden Turtle, 2010 Wood, Turtle Skull, Glue, Resin, Aerosal Paint 6"x6" © Lucien Shapiro
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High Five Toungue Kiss, 2010 Wood, Polymer Clay, Resin, Flock, Cloth, Fur, Glue, Bats 24"x12"x6" © Lucien Shapiro
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Ert God, 2010 Found Object, Copper, Polymer Clay, Resin, Glue, Acrylic Paint 10"x9"x6" © Lucien Shapiro
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King Tam, 2010 Polymer Clay, Resin, Wood, Wax, Acrylic, Aerosal Paint 14"x6"x5" © Lucien Shapiro
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Prince Tamer, 2010 Polymer Clay, Resin, Wood, Teeth, Acrylic Paint, Aerosal Paint 15"x6"x6" © Lucien Shapiro
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Flocks, Oct 2009 Resin, Flock 3"x2" © lucien Shapiro
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Pod Baby Jig, Oct 2009 Resin, Wood 6"x4"x3" © Lucien Shapiro
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Pod baby Ponder, Oct 2009 Resin, Wood 12"x3"x3" © Lucien Shapiro
Blancia
Fontula, Oct 2008 Ploymer, Resin, Bones, Found Objects, 18"x8"x4" © Lucien Shapiro
Gypsy
Gypsy, Aug 2009 Polymer Clay, Resin, Cloth, Bones, Chicken Wings, Found Objects 18"x6"x4" © Lucien Shapiro
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
santa rosa ca
Birth year
1979
Lives in
san francisco
Works in
Refurbishing,
Schools
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Tags
gallery mixed-media pop installation, abstract, graffiti/street-art, figurative, sculpture
Statement

My art dances between life and death. My pieces are built from the beauty of objects that are no longer being used for their original purpose, may it be a collection of bones, a found antique, or a discarded object. I create sculpture using objects left behind from lives past, and build new forms of life. I am obsessed with the process of turning objects that some view as ugly or useless into hidden treasures filled with beauty. I enjoy incorporating my sculptures in installations, bringing an outside world to the inside, and placing the viewer in a world of my imagination. Through my installations, people can experience the fantasy I see everywhere. I create to build dreams for the non-dreamers. This passion has continued to puddle inside my body, in an endless spring of desire to create. I must create to help understand myself and in turn my self seems to drip from my pieces, which almost always contain an elongated neck; the length of the neck reflects my search for truth in life. I build sculptures to answer the questions life breaths into us. Each piece brings me one step closer to my self, and in turn brings the viewer one step closer to the fantasies which rest within them.