Tears in Rain Roy Batty

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die."

 

Perhaps the most famous death scene in the history of cinema - Roy Batty's (Rutger Hauer) monologue moments after he saves the life of the Blade Runner (Rick Deckard played by Harrison Ford) whose mission was to kill him during the entire film. According to Rutger Hauer he tightened the original lines and added a bit of poetry with the "tears in rain" during filming. The final act of Blade Runner (directed by Ridley Scott) is rich with symbolism, ambience, incredible music by Vangelis, remains one of my favorite moments in any film to date. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Tears in Rain - Blade Runner

 

Tears in Rain - Blade Runner

 

Tears in Rain - Blade Runner

 

Tears in Rain - Blade Runner

 

Tears in Rain - Blade Runner

 

Tears in Rain - Blade Runner

 

Tears in Rain - Blade Runner

Wet clay model

Pomeranian 

 

Pomeranians are named for the Pomerania region in north-west Poland and north-east Germany in Central Europe and were bred as toy dogs. They come in a variety of colors, even black and white like this one from our neighborhood. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Pomeranian

 

Pomeranian

 

Pomeranian

 

Pomeranian

 

Pomeranian

 

 

Pomeranian

 

Pomeranian

 

Pomeranian

Wet clay model

Watering Hole Encounter

 

This piece was a commission from a recently wedded couple. The request was to combine a lion cub and a deer, which of course would never occur in nature as the two species are a continent apart. But in my ceramic universe, such an encounter is totally possible - as I've managed to capture at this magical watering hole. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Watering Hole Encounter

 

Watering Hole Encounter

 

Watering Hole Encounter

 

Watering Hole Encounter

 

Watering Hole Encounter

 

Watering Hole Encounter

 

Watering Hole Encounter

 

Watering Hole Encounter

Wet clay model

Himba Beauty

 

The Himba are indigenous peoples with an estimated population of about 50,000 people living in northern Namibia. Himba women are famous for covering themselves with otjize paste, a cosmetic mixture of butterfat and ochre pigment, to cleanse the skin over long periods due to water scarcity and protect themselves from the extremely hot and dry climate of the Kaokoland as well as insect bites. The cosmetic mixture, often perfumed with the aromatic resin of the omuzumba shrub, gives their skin and hair plaits a distinctive orange or red-tinge characteristic, as well as texture and style. I based my sculpture on a stock photo of a young Himba woman (unmarried, by the lack of adornment piece on her head). My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Himba Beauty

 

Himba Beauty

 

Himba Beauty

 

Himba Beauty

 

Himba Beauty

 

Himba Beauty

 

Himba Beauty

 

Himba Beauty

Wet Clay Model

Elkan Siberian Husky

 

Elkan is a lovely white Siberian Husky. Siberian Huskies originated in Northeast Asia where they were originally bred by the Chukchi people for sled-pulling, guarding, and companionship. While most huskies have the signature masks and blue-eyed, some like Elkan are pure white with golden colored eyes. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Elkan Siberian Husky

 

Elkan Siberian Husky

 

Elkan Siberian Husky

 

Elkan Siberian Husky

 

Elkan Siberian Husky

 

Elkan Siberian Husky

 

Elkan Siberian Husky

 

Elkan Siberian Husky

Wet Clay Model