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The WOW of Marc Sijan's Sculptures

Updated on April 7, 2012

They look real. No, I mean really real! I mean, if they were not that still, you would think it was another human being, they are THAT real looking.

That is the astonishing work of Marc Sijan of Wisconsin. Even that word really fails in conveying his work in person. Marc was born in 1946 and majored in Art and was inspired by the life-like work of Michelangelo. He wanted to create that kind of accuracy but in a 3D sculpture. It took years to perfect, but his work shows it.

Marc creates the sculpture using a live model first and then creates a plaster mold. The mold is then carefully crafted to resemble the human body using a magnifying glass until perfect. he then creates a polyester resin mold. To create the life-like skin, he paints with 25 coats of paint and lacquer. His work reflects a human being with blemishes and other defects common to many.Hair is carefully placed one strand at a time. Simply remarkable. Each statute takes about six months of work.

He currently has 50 shows throughout the US.


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      perrya 5 years ago

      I was astounded.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      A fascinating hub and what a remarkable artist this guy is. Before I actually began reading, the first photo caught my eye. This sculpture person is the dead spit of one of my maths teachers from years ago - it can't be of course! But I was taken aback. I was even more shocked - in a pleasant way - to realise it was piece of artwork! Awesome!