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Bison Antiquus by livesteel Bison Antiquus by livesteel
Steel. 15"x 13"x 6" 2009
Intrigued by seeing the paleolithic flaked stone Clovis spear points that ancient peoples hunted these massive creatures with, I looked to the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux in southwestern France for inspiration.

Bison antiquus was the most common large herbivore of North America for over ten thousand years and is the direct ancestor of the American Bison. This ancient bison was taller, had larger bones and horns and was 15-25% larger than modern bison.
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous...the power of the beast is palpable
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
thank you for your positive comments. Glad you enjoy the work.
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work...I look forward to more...

until then...be well!
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fostergrant Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Iloved looking at your work,lots to take in,but worth taking your time over.
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livesteel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thanks for your kind comment. i'm glad you enjoyed the work.
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fatih35 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
excellent work..
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
many thanks!
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Xeraki Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
May I ask where you get your steel? I'm interested in doing some metal sculptures myself. :)

I just love this piece. It's abstracted, and yet perfectly clear what kind of animal this is. The coloring on the steel and visible weld marks just make it that much more awesome. I love it.
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livesteel Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Get steel at a supplier near you in sheets or bars (google it) or try junkyards/scrapyards. You'll be lucky to find a junkyard that will let you scrounge around these days. The insurance companys and lawyers have made it so no one is allowed anymore, else they be sued if you get cut.
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Xeraki Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I figured they wouldn't let me go through the junk yard. Oh well. Thank you for the suggestions! :)
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agnello99 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Beautiful!
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livesteel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Thanks. And thanks for all the faves.
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Fantastic! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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livesteel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Thanks you, sound of one hand clapping?
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hugoo13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great sculpture :) I like it

Carried in Cruzine: [link]
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Austin-Animal-Art Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I love this work. I was thinking how excellent it would be to have a giant one randomly appear in a national park on a remote trail somewhere... yeah that would be magnificent ;)
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livesteel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Love that idea. Make the deal and I'll give you 20%!
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Totally amazing my friend ... It truly does evoke that primal feeling that a cave drawing would in the hidden recesses of our minds tugging back to those ancient times.
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livesteel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Thank you, I appreciate the insightful comments!
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
My pleasure bud
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GaryStearly Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very nice piece
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erikfoxjackson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Amazing man. I love how it insinuates the shapes while simultaneously being them verbatim.
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livesteel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Cool comment. Can I use that? Ha ha. How's lon-Gi-land ?
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erikfoxjackson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Sure you can use that all you want.
Long Island's good after you get over the vast amount of DNA pollution, car accidents and the impending doom of a mega tsunami from the canary islands it's good.
and yes I do say it like that; and i do say fi'dollas. Haha.
Do you think i could use your sculpture as reference? i realy like the contours
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livesteel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Ha ha, Hey I'm from jersey, so i know about fi'dollas. The ques is, what do you call that thing you keep your socks in?

Sure use away but always credit the source. and vote for my piece in this competition..and get everyone you have an email address for to vote too!
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erikfoxjackson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Voted.

I think the laws of Long Island say i'm not allowed to talk to anyone from Jersey... Just playing...

are you talking about a "draw" or shoes?...because i think everyone says shoes. haha
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Hagenees Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
I like how all the loos parts form the perfect shape of the bison. I would like to see it from more angles !And I love the many colors that appear in the steel.
Great job again.
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Thanks. Your comments are appreciated.
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SovaeArt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
I love the raw sense of power that the steel affords the Bison. Good choice of medium and subject.
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Thank you for your insight. I appreciate it.
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KrissGold Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
your bison is cool !
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Thanks, glad you like it
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KrissGold Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
:)
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shucupa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional
great !again(~.~)
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Thanks again!
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Ponitacikita Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
woooow!
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Four "o"s, that's a real compliment!
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Ponitacikita Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha my english suck, so i couldn't find the words to describe what i feal :P
i think this is really good
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I understand! You are sweet, thanks
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love how the feeling of power is expressed, it "feels" massive, it's wonderful!!
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Thank you...the last time a woman said that to me was under different circumstances! Ha ha, sorry couldn't resist that one.
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lololololol!!! ;)
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this looks incredible!
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Thanks PF. you are so sweet to me!
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! you deserve it, you have great ideas and amazing art:D
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
awww
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