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The PteroBow is finished


#1

I posted a blog post describing my latest cross bow sculpture–the
Ptero Bow.

This was the last piece that I finished in 2013.

Check out
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep811n

meevis.com


#2

Woah Hans. MUY fearsome, and great eye candy. So glad you shared the
beast.

Judy in Kansas where a little warmer day is melting some snow, and
the rest should go this weekend. YEA!


#3

Dear Hans, love your bow. Enjoy your work so much, thank you for
sharing, blessings pat


#4

What is the fate of these amazing creations? Are they bought by
collectors? If so, how do your collectors know about them? Are some
of them commissions, or do you just follow your own predilections?
Are you a pussycat when you’re not making lethal toys?

I fear that one day, you will meet your end by tripping in the wrong
place and shooting yourself in some tender spot with one of your own
devices.

Noel


#5

Oh, Hans, another techno beauty!

M’lou


#6

Fabulous!! Well conceived & executed.

Cheers from sunny SF Bay Area, The Donivans–J&J


#7

Hi Noel.

What is the fate of these amazing creations? Are they bought by
collectors? If so, how do your collectors know about them? Are
some of them commissions, or do you just follow your own
predilections? Are you a pussycat when you're not making lethal
toys? 

You had me ginning.

I would love to say they were commissions but the pedestrian truth
is that I just make what I like.

And none are sold.

I put them in my shop window at one stage, but all that happened was
there was a permanent crowd gathered around my window looking at them
and everybody ignored my jewellery.

I have approached galleries here in Germany, but they mutter words
like ’ verruckt, bekloppt’ and shake their heads and look at me with a
mixture of sympathy and concern.

It’s a conundrum.

On the one hand I love making fantasy sculptures, but each one is at
least three hundred hours of work.

If I charge the rates my mechanic charges me and then 20 percent
tax, plus any commissions it is easy to see that they are not quite
going to fly off the shelves.

And on the other hand, I like making jewellery and that does put
porridge on the table.

The trick, I imagine, would be to find a gallery that does have
fantasy art and the right customer base.

Finding one has eluded me thus far.

As to the pussycat bit, marriage and moving to Europe solved that
part.

A bit like a mixture of big mother and big brother.

My wife takes a seriously dim view of loud bangs, clouds of smoke
and projectiles flying around.

Transgressions cause me to cook my own food and indulge in other
solo endeavors.

Cheers, Hans
meevis.com


#8

How does one view these wonderful creations?


#9
I have approached galleries here in Germany, but they mutter words
like ' verruckt, bekloppt' and shake their heads and look at me
with a mixture of sympathy and concern. 

How do those words translate?

Elaine
CreativeTextureTools.com


#10

Your fabulous fantasy pieces seem to me to be material for an art
show, not a gallery that is more like an art shop. But perhaps that
is what you have been seeking. It is beautiful and different work.

Good luck!
M’lou


#11

‘verruckt, bekloppt’ A fair translation from the German would be,
hair brain.

Gene


#12
'verruckt, bekloppt' A fair translation from the German would be,
hair brain. 

According to my German dictionaries, both words mean, “crazy,
deranged.”

Judy Bjorkman


#13

The word “Master” is used loosely and often in our time and I rarely
use it but Hans Mevis, after viewing his peterbow, is truly one of
those rare metalsmiths that deserve that honor!


#14

Hans,

The personal satisfaction from seeing your Fantasy Art Sculpture
become reality seems to be of great value way beyond materials cost
and three hundred hours.

A German’s ability to let you know just how “tetched” you are, IMHO
is unmatched, if not in words, looks and body language are quite
clear. One has never known disdain, until it comes from a German. My
mother’s sister, "tante Bertha, was a master.

I so enjoyed this share, and the video clip as well.

It has been quite a while and I was unaware of your lifestyle
changes. Congratulations my friend.

Hugs,
Terrie
Teresa Masters


#15
The trick, I imagine, would be to find a gallery that does have
fantasy art and the right customer base. 

Hans, in all seriousness, you should set up an artist booth at a
large science fiction convention or a steampunk convention.

I suspect that some of your creations would find new homes rapidly
at one of these.

Kathy Johnson
featheredgems.com