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co-conspirators co-conspirators
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0.48 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 21, 2009
Date taken
Feb 21, 2009

GigapanMagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 1 issue 3

SculpturWorx Studio in Houston, Texas is one of our favorite places to take photographs. As soon as we co-purchased a beta version Gigapan we started planning a SculptrWorx panorama.

The parking lot of the studio is full of amazing concrete sculptures. Each of the 20-foot tall Presidents heads weighs 3½-tons. The Beatles sculptures in the background are nearly 40 feet high and weighing close to 5 tons each.

The creator of these amazing sculptures is 82-year-old artist David Adickes, David is Houston’s unofficial “artist in residence.” His sculpture portfolio includes a 67-feet tall Sam Houston statue near Huntsville, “The Virtuoso” a 36-foot concrete sculpture of a cello player, and statue of an ex-girlfriend, who used to be a Playboy model.

Adickes is also an excellent musician and writer. He made his living primarily through painting until 10 years ago. His oils and sculptures are displayed in ten major art museums across America and in many countries, as well as private collections.

Click on this link to find out what it would be like to drive around Texas towing a 20 foot tall Obama head – Obama & Fab 4 - www.gigapan.org/gigapans/25213/
There is also a Flickr site dedicated to Adickes and his work- www.flickr.com/groups/davidadickes/pool Will open in a new tab or window/
The greatest public art of all time -The Bean - gigapan.org/gigapans/36622/

Gigapan Comments (9)

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  1. Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci (August 06, 2011, 10:02AM )

    an interesting bunch of guys

  2. co-conspirators

    co-conspirators (December 05, 2009, 05:01AM )

    the Beatles at SculptrWorx - fiveprime.org/flickr_hvmnd.cgi?sea rch_type=Tags&photo_number=50&phot o_type=250&noform=t&quicksearch=1& amp;amp;sort=Interestingness&textinput=bea tles,adickes&.submit=Search Will open in
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  3. jimmah_v

    jimmah_v (November 26, 2009, 03:54AM )

    The Sorcerers’ Apprentice Project - Talking Shop with David Adickes - www.thegardenartforum.com/sb/index .php?mod=content&id=94&hid=30& amp;itemid Will open in
a new tab or window= (includes an excellent interview with David and details on how the sculptures are built)

  4. dr_marvel

    dr_marvel (November 07, 2009, 06:27AM )

    jimmah_v has created an excellent Flickr Gallery of Adickes artwork (sculptures & paintings) at: www.flickr.com/photos/jimmah_v/gal leries/72157622735834380 Will open in
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  5. co-conspirators

    co-conspirators (November 07, 2009, 06:00AM )

    ShutterSamandDigiNee generated an excellent areal photograph of the SculptrWorx Studio using Google Earth - www.flickr.com/photos/shuttersam/4 079505352/in/set-72157622753554238 Will open in
a new tab or window/ - I did the same thing (without knowing about their image), but I like their image better - jimmy

  6. Sam Whitener

    Sam Whitener (November 07, 2009, 05:38AM )

    Awesome pano! We need to go out and try this with you two . . . I finally did a small pano of the San Jac - I like how it turned out ----- here is a link to our Adickes set ---- we need to shoot them together also and do a Houston Adickes photo shoot! www.flickr.com/photos/shuttersam/s ets/72157622753554238 Will open in
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  7. dr_marvel

    dr_marvel (November 01, 2009, 01:54PM )

    I am the "ken" of "jimmy_ken". Below is a link to my Flickr Gallery of additional David Adickes sculptures. www.flickr.com/photos/24239301@N03 /galleries/72157622712625692 Will open in
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  8. co-conspirators

    co-conspirators (October 31, 2009, 03:22PM )

    THIS IS MOST EXCELLENT - Flickr Hive Mind (SculpturWorx ): fiveprime.org/flickr_hvmnd.cgi?sea rch_type=Tags&photo_number=50&phot o_type=250&noform=t&quicksearch=1& amp;amp;sort=Interestingness&textinput=Scu lpturWorx&.submit=SearchT Will open in
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  9. John Wells

    John Wells (October 31, 2009, 06:37AM )

    This is great. I had planned to visit the studio and shoot as a gigapan but missed the date when they shipped out the sculptures. Fantastic work! I did manage to capture Adickes' other Houston-based Presidential installation: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/29683/

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Panorama size: 476 megapixels (52323 x 9111 pixels)
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