He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular culture. McQueen was born in Beech Grove, Indiana
~Pencil on Canston Bristol~~by Frank Savage.

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Comment by Paul Dodd on July 21, 2016 at 9:55am

Great picture ..i never realized that is what he died of... when i started work asbestos everywhere we would often look like snowmen were we got covered with the stuff on some jobs

Comment by Frank Savage on July 21, 2016 at 12:08pm

Comment by Frank Savage on July 21, 2016 at 12:10pm

I too suffer a little with it, after the many years of working with breezeblock and establishing it as a medium i have suffered so i empathise with Mr McQuenn Paul. sculpture by Frank Savage 1995
I was the first Artist to use the breeze block as a successful medium with some value and voice back in the 70's since then i have developed a whole range of tools and fixatives..
I use these celcom blocks...~ This one is a LARGE Thermalite trench block~ blocks to improvise on between drawings they are a great 3D canvas for ideas, i first started using them in the late 70's and believe i was the first to give them an aesthetic value.
BE CAREFUL THE DUST IS CARSiNEGENIC! Always work outside or be masked up, i have spent years perfecting the right tools and fixatives of my own design to use on this material, if anybody is interested in using this medium as a "canvas" i may be able to advise you and offer some tips!
Thanks for your attention!
This piece is an example of no single part is more intelligent than its sum parts including man and nature...every part is as important as the rest and we are erasing massive links through our bullish behavior on the environment...

~Frank Savage.~

Comment by Frank Savage on July 21, 2016 at 12:11pm

Thankyou for your comment Paul its always great to hear another artists point of view! I f i can ever help in any medium dont hesitate.

Frank Savage.

Comment by Karen Gider on July 21, 2016 at 2:14pm
Hiya frank

Your work is very interesting and good to look at love the hands entwinning together , as if grasping onto something or each other !
Comment by Frank Savage on July 21, 2016 at 2:20pm
Hiya Karen
I improvise music and have developed a style of improvising full finished songs I have an album called "Beware the Subterfuge" four tracks completely improve words and music....you can Google it I think and hear it. I have applied the same dixieland to the stone and improvised the stone. It became what it is by itself..I simply followed my instincts. Thank you for your comments. Working this way has cost to my health but it has also introduced a new medium.
Comment by Karen Gider on July 21, 2016 at 2:24pm
Ok ill google it and have a wee look :)
Comment by Frank Savage on July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm
Comment by Frank Savage on July 21, 2016 at 2:34pm
This one's better Karen:

Comment by Mary Page on July 21, 2016 at 3:25pm



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