Which of the 67 Collection Series Sculpture have been already Collected?
Selling a sculpture always comes with something of a sweet sorrow sort of feeling. Of course, I’m over the moon about making a sale, and now one has sold. “Great” wonderful, as I do carve them to sell.
But on the other hand, it’s a sad ‘goodbye and farewell’ sort of an occasion too. For owning a piece of sculpture – especially a piece of my Collection Series Marble Sculpture – is to bond with something tangible, something that becomes part and parcel of your life. And I have heard many times, from many people, that no way are they parting with it. Period. Which is a sentiment that I can well understand, for there is always a large hole that appears the moment a carving is gone that leaves a little sadness remaining for some considerable time; parting being such sweet sorrow and all.
However, I did not name my fine art marble The Collection Series by random chance. For, being “Light, Portable and Carved for Full Immersion in the Real World” (as my oft-rendered slogan boldly proclaims) I garnered the term Collection Series as I imagined the fun people would have possibly trading them, collecting them and passing them on as would any avid collector, trader and interested party. This way people could experience ownership of several pieces over their lifetime.
For once you know, understand and appreciate the quality and consistency of my work, you should have an excellent idea of just what any given photo is showing you about any particular piece, as you will know well the properties exhibited by the Yule and be quite able to ‘read’ the photo and comprehend just what those translucent streaks mean, and just what the ‘grey’ spots will look like, etcetera.
And so, if you are reading this and you actually own a piece of The Collection Series yourself, or even if you don’t but just want to know what it is all about, today’s post should put you in the picture regarding just where the series stands in terms of which of the 67 sculptures have sold.
In my last post I did the same thing with The Collection Series that will be displayed for sale at THE KMJ Stoneworks, 111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite D, this coming winter season. So put the two posts together and you should get some sort of idea just where we are with the collection as a whole.
I won’t repeat the same information regarding the Collection Series’ inception, whereby I split a giant slab of Colorado Yule marble into rough blocks that produced 41 individual sculptures, so we’ll just get straight at it and begin with the Hand Carved Marble Bowls that have sold to date. Friday, October 29, 2021.
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But before we get underway,
as always, please click on any photo to ENLARGE and name the piece.
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Magellan – Birdseye – The Maiden Bowl
Longboat – Vanilla Bean – Sailboat Tempest – Jonah – Kenai Skiff
Beached Boat – Pearl – Adam – Eve
Constellation – Work in Progress – Chicane – Curvilinear Campfire
As you can see, my signature Hand Carved Marble Bowls come in all shapes and sizes. And although there are still some lovely bowls remaining for sale, these particular bowls are now in private hands and so obvious will not be showing at THE KMJ this coming winter season.
So, why don’t we now take a look at some more of The Collections Series Marble Sculpture that won’t be on view at THE KMJ this winter.
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Mystique Masque – Venus de Mermaid – Dreadnought – Nessie – Slipper Shot
The Demure One – Right There! – Guin and Son – May Pole
And there you have it; all the Collection Series Marble Sculpture to have sold to date, Friday, October 29, 2021. If you haven’t already, please pop over to my previous post wherein you will be able to view the Collections Series Sculpture still remaining for sale. I’ll put a link to it below.
All that remains now however is to tidy up one little anomaly in that while this piece did not sell – it was gifted to a friend – it never-the-less will not be available for purchase too at THE KMJ this winter season for obvious reasons. But she looked like this.
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I’ll leave you with a video I made of all 67 of my Collection Series Marble Sculpture. Watch all of them in sequenced order to fully appreciate the scale and scope of The Collection Series project. Because with three collections already complete I don’t aim to stop now. But carving marble in such proportions is an industrial scale project in that, unlike painting for instance that can be undertaken practically anywhere with a minimum of fuss, sculpting marble – at least at this level – requires an adequate commercial workshop in which to work, and of course as successful run of sales in order to fund it. Which is exactly the stage I am at now. Should sufficient sculpture sell over the next few months it will fund the long awaited fourth collection, with all the possibilities that will bring.
Until that glorious time, when I get to carve my way through mounds of Colorado Yule Marble, and sculpt the next in my on-going Collection Series, I will just have to put my best salesman hat on and convince enough people to buy into the idea that this self-funding notion may just pay dividends of all kinds in the long run.
First, ‘investors’, as it were, need not buy shares or anything of the kind. No, simply pick out your favorite sculpture and buy it. That’s all there is to it. Of course, I can’t promise that it will be worth a fortune, or even increase in value at all – but that is my intention, and I am not ashamed to admit it.
And second, this why I go to such strenuous efforts in cataloging, promoting and actually branding each carving with my Banker Mason’s mark, and most importantly of all, a registered Serial Number engraved or carved into the underside of the base, or some inconspicuous place upon the sculpture. I do this to ensure that each and every piece of my Collection Series is duly accounted for, cataloged for clarity, Serial Numbered for security and authenticity, and served by its own hyper-linked Home Page right here on martincooney.com providing much in the way of vital statistics along with interesting background information, and allowing for its status to be checked and verified on a real time basis.
So, in regard to The Collection Series Marble Sculpture being promoted a ‘a financial investment’ I will let you decide, and I am making no promises, other than this particular investment does come with many wonderful lifestyle upgrades as it wends its way into the fabric of your life. And unlike just about any marble sculpture I’m sure you have ever seen, you can actually pick mine up and move it around with ease. Think of that the next time you set eyes on some large traditional piece of sculpture; ask yourself how much it must way (at 175 lbs per cubic foot!), let alone how on earth you would even move it.
With my Collection Series Sculpture however moving it around is a cinch, and part of the fun of ownership is seeing it pop up here and there, and practically anywhere you live. Simply hold the piece close to your body and embrace it as you would a young child – let your body absorb some of the weight and Bingo, it’s as easy and straight forward as that. You’ll be so used to moving it that you’ll adopt special favorite places around you where you particularly love to see it. And don’t forget, when you place Colorado Yule marble under direct light it positively explodes with light, colors and hues that are as difficult to explain as they are to photograph.
So please keep my Collection Series Marble Sculpture in mind when ‘investing’ in your life quality factor, and consider joining the growing members of the CSMS Owners Club the next time such considerations should arise.
I’ll leave you now with a short video that I believe will convince you that my Collection Series Marble Sculpture provides an exciting opportunity for those wishing to bring a little good ol’ Yule Vibe to their life.
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The67. Which of The Collection Series Marble Sculpture has Sold
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Click Here to link to Part 2: The67 Collection Series Sculpture Remaining For Sale
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