Mescala Seated Figure

16.00"W x 20.00"H x 2.0"D

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Ted Hess


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: mexican sculpture, seated figures, ancient sculpture

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 16"W x 20"H x 2"D

Year Created: 2008

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I am fascinated by the clean lines and abstract qualities of this ancient art. Mezcala-style sculpture is characterized by abstract facial features, suggested by lines and differences in texture. The sculptural style of the Mezcala culture may have been influenced by the Olmecs. In turn, it may have influenced the development of sculpture at the Classic-period metropolis of Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico.
The Mezcala culture was based in the Guerrero state of southwestern Mexico.
in the upper Balsas River region. The culture is believed to have developed during the Middle and Late Preclassic periods of Mesoamerican chronology, between 700 and 200 B.C.

am passionate about art. I paint so that my passion shows through. Bold colors are used to bring southwest scenes to vivid life. Some of my paintings use a 3D effect. Wood, model train shrubbery, plaster of paris, and polyester resin are used for additional vividness.

Water and rocks are the predominant themes of many of my paintings. I was fascinated with water as a small boy and spent many happy boating hours on the Susquehanna River near where I lived in Pennsylvania. The passion for rocks also comes from living in Arizona for 28 years. I find the delicate hues of red, orange, and brown in the desert rocks a joy to paint. Lake Powell on the Arizona/ Utah border is one of my favorite places in the world because of its spectacular, colorful rock formations. Many of the water and rock scenes can only be reached by boat. Since moving to Texas, I have painted outdoor scenes including missions. My website art gallery (ArtID.com/tedhess) has a special section on “Texas Happenings” showing paintings of missions, and outdoor scenes. My latest project is the use of 3-D effects in the paintings using plaster of paris and wood.” Ted has a BA in Fine Arts from Penn State University and an MBA from Ohio State University. He has studied under the following Southwest Artists: Kenn Backhaus, Prescott, AZ Tom Haas, Phoenix, AZ Bill Lundquist, Phoenix, AZ Kerner School of Art, Mesa, AZ Matt Smith, Scottsdale, AZ Sharon Weiser, Scottsdale, AZ Ted has been an active member of the following organizations: Sonoran Artists League, Cave Creek, AZ (Juried) The Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ (Juried) Regional Artists Consortium, San Antonio, TX Boerne Art Association, Boerne, TX River Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX Ted has won 1st and 3rd place awards in the Texas TASHA Art

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