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Artist Julia Klemek
...of southern California,
An award winning artist, Julia Klemek had been teaching and developing artistic skills in others for many years.
I met her for the first time when I began posing for wonderful sculpture classes she teaches at Orange Coast College.
Visit an archived picture of her website, where you will be enthralled. http://juliaklemek.com
Here, I show myself in a recent pose... and Julia as she imbues a lump of clay with life and character.
Sculptor Julia Klemek had lived in southern California since 1975. She received her BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and her MFA from UC Irvine. She created a series of sculptural/functional benches for public and private spaces throughout California. Her works included abstract pieces that are reinterpreted natural forms, figurative sculptures and low relief ceramic walls for swimming pools. Most recently, Julia taught Life Sculpture at Orange Coast College. Her recent death from cancer has touched all who knew her. She will be sorely missed.
Requiescat in pace, Julia. We miss you.
At a request from me, she ssent photos of some of the many beautiful pieces she created. I am understandably specially fond of these because I was the model honored to have been used. Her work is admired and valuable. Study the marvelous works below and decide for yourself.
"Conjurer" "Bacchus" "Consternation"
When posing for Julia's class, I love having artists let me inspire their muse.
She sure impressed the heck out of me!