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jeff de boer: of cats, mice and the buddha in you

Canadian artist Jeff de Boer may be best known for making beautifully crafted cat and mouse metal armour sculptures, but The Buddha in You, and de Boer’s thoughtful description of the sculpture (see below) are what really captured my attention and sent me searching for more from this artist.

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The Buddha in You, bronze

Watch the video here then click on the image of the buddha above – you will find yourself on the Artevo website, where you can zoom in very close and move the image around to see all of the detail that de Boer describes in the video.  Truly wonderful.

Elven Princess 2010

Elven Princess, detail

Samurai Cat 2007

Samurai Cat, detail

Work in progress

Read more about the artist on his website, where you will find a full portfolio, great FAQ section and wonderful photo essays of work-in-progress, including a how-to for making his Samurai Cat Armour.

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