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Saddam. Gregory John Gregory John
   
I completed this sculpture of Saddam Hussein in 2003. After the first firing at 1100 degrees, on opening the kiln we were presented with a pile of smashed pottery and other ceramics that had been reduced to dust. As the dust cleared it became apparent that there was a survivor amongst this carnage. During first firing Saddam's head exploded and destroyed everything else in the kiln. For me as an artist it couldn't have worked out better, although others at the time were less enthusiastic, it was obviously meant to be. So I treated it with a magnesium dioxide (burnt umber-yellow ochre) finish and stoneware fired it at 1300 degrees to completion.
Saddam
Art by Artists,  Sculptures,  Sculptures
Author: Gregory John
22.9 x  30.5 cm  /   9 x  12 in
Weight 9 kg   /  19.84 lbs
Themes: Politics  /  
 
Posted: november 11, 2012 / Modified: november 11, 2012
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Gregory John
Premium members Gregory John , December 12
Thankyou
Sanna Annina
Sanna Annina , December 31
Un superbe travaille, bravo ! ! ! Mai ce perssonage ne merite pas un ci bel hommage, amiti'annina.
M. Pilar
Premium members M. Pilar , November 11
Buena escultura!
Kd Sculptures
Kd Sculptures , November 11
Beau travail ! Bravo !
Pinel. Gerard
Pinel. Gerard , November 11
Magnifique ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
 
Saddam
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Gregory John
Gregory John
Artist Painter 
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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