David Sediles

A sculpture of yourself

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One day, I will have a sculpture made in my likeness. I don't know what it will look like: bust/figure, pose, etc. But I know one thing: I want it to be carved from a single block of marble. One look at this and I was convinced.

If you were to commission a sculpture of yourself, what would it look like?

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At Ceasars Palace here in Las Vegas they have an exact replica of the David and it is very impressive.

Without much thought on your question I would agree with you as it is very beautiful.

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ziggykd,

I must admit, I have often entertained this idea. :(

I don't have a picture of what I would want it to look like, (only in my mind) but I know that it would represent the virtues I have earned and my sense of life. Although, since a sense of life is very complex, I would choose only a few of my most loved aspects (or characteristics).

Not only am I proud of my virtues and intellectual values, but also of the body I have sculpted for myself at the gym and with my daily habits.

I think it would be beautiful to have the most wonderful aspects of ones self represented in sculpture.

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I must admit, I have often entertained this idea. :(

I don't have a picture of what I would want it to look like...

I bet it would look beautiful. :D

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If you were to commission a sculpture of yourself, what would it look like?

First, I would hope my friends would commission the sculpture.

Second, it would be of me walking, but emerging from a tall block of granite. The block's surface would be rough, but the figure would be polished. The block would be wide, but not deep. The block would provide a sort of wall in a quiet part of a garden, with fruit trees growing, and a tiny stream passing by.

I have been a long-walker for nearly 50 years. (The definition of "long" changes as I age.) I have come to see my life as The Long Walk -- through a variety of conditions, always going ahead, getting better every day in every way. When that stops, life stops. It is that action that I would want captured.

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First, I would hope my friends would commission the sculpture.

Second, it would be of me walking, but emerging from a tall block of granite. The block's surface would be rough, but the figure would be polished. The block would be wide, but not deep. The block would provide a sort of wall in a quiet part of a garden, with fruit trees growing, and a tiny stream passing by.

I have been a long-walker for nearly 50 years. (The definition of "long" changes as I age.) I have come to see my life as The Long Walk -- through a variety of conditions, always going ahead, getting better every day in every way. When that stops, life stops. It is that action that I would want captured.

That's absolutely lovely. Wonderful thoughts. Thanks!

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After thinking over this question a little longer and reading Burgess' wonderful post I have come to a general idea of what I would like.

I picked the name of my company Progressive Exercise after listing out about 25 different names. I chose progressive because it was defined as going upward, forward or where one has not gone before. I thought that this fully described where my clients would have to go if they were going to understand and apply my ideas. But, over the years since I opened it has more defined my own actions than my clients.

I would like a heroic looking, muscularly toned man moving up a mountain. But, not climbing the mountain in the sculpture, instead standing on a plateau while gazing further up the mountain. This would signify how far I have come while being proud of the journey so far and looking ahead to what is still obtainable.

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If you were to commission a sculpture of yourself, what would it look like?

Good question. I hadn't considered it before. Sculpture is not my favorite art. I just don't respond to it the same way I do to movies, music or literature (my top faves), or painting or architecture (my second tier).

While not my final answer, my first thought would be to pose in a bolero or tango dance position, with (of course) a beautiful woman on my arm.

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