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The Bureaucrat by IanNorbury The Bureaucrat by IanNorbury
The bureaucrat is the embodiment of the narrowminded, vindictive, jobsworth who is conducting a personal crusade to thwart the hopes and ambitious of the private citizen. In his position of power, sitting on the throne of shattered dreams he points maliciously to his book of regulations, telling yet another unsuccessful applicant - "No you can't". His life is bound up in red tape as is his body and his piles of files; resting securely on the solid stone block of his official power.

Walnut, limewood, pear, patinated copper, various veneers & marble

Including base 21 inches / 52 cm

Website - [link]
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The Bureaucrat by IanNorbury ( Featured by The-Build )
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
wow
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barefoot1129 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
truly marvelous piece!
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RoyalCharadTaxidermy Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice.
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JacekGlejzer Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :)
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assassinators-creed Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Love the details, subtle use of color, and the expression and gesture! Great piece!
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:iconwyrdwillow:
WyrdWillow Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
This is awesome! I think you've captured the essence of the bureaucrat beautifully!
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:iconjeroew:
jeroew Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
great!
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:iconbellatare:
bellatare Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The depiction here is quite satisfying, if I must say so. And the craftsmanship makes the looking worthwhile. Such a delectable piece! The DD should not have been delayed, for sure.

What you say is true, also. I myself must agree it is difficult to function in a society as this, anymore. The places we live are so limited, so smothered, so...Impossible. Cut the tape already, give people some breathing room.
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RafalBigda Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG, what the details!!
Great!
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:iconrottumart:
RottumArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very expressive.
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:iconlrp28:
lrp28 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
That's a wonderful piece you've done, but that's not the only kind of bureaucrat there is. Someone at the IRS* just discovered that my s.o.'s tax return was a bit messed up and she deserved a bigger refund.

*I don't know if the IRS is well known everywhere outside of the US. It's our dreaded federal tax department.
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:iconbilco5721:
bilco5721 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful character presentation.
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:iconsarkazum:
Sarkazum Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Excellent!
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:iconbgirl9880:
bgirl9880 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work of art and cleverly done! :)
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Amazing work. He sounds like the current administration.
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the type of jerk that Dante places so accurately in his Inferno...
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luizltg Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
What an irony! He's narrowminded and malicious, yet he wears the Fool's clothes, (from the tarot) Which is the archetype that symbolizes the exact opposite of what you described :O
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
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:iconbethany26:
Bethany26 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
amazing!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*jaw drops irretrievably*
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:iconbupaje:
bupaje Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is truley masterful work. I love it.
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Wonderful!
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:iconrexstudio:
RexStudio Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Great work =)
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:iconbuzzyg:
BuzzyG Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This, along with your other piece, is amazing and should be in a museum.
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:iconchief-e-scottie:
Chief-E-Scottie Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What a stunning piece! He's so intricately detailed... Okay, I have to know how long it took to make him. It's just too cool!
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Wow. Both your skill and the themes you choose are fabulous. I can't believe I'd never heard of you (to my shame).
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Padlinerro Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this one quite a bit. You've summed up the political concept of a bureaucrat in a wat that doubt anyone could disagree with and everyone can understand. It's a nice irony that he looks like a court jester minus the fun.
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McGillustrator Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful and meaningful. Well done!
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zanazoidrift Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Absolutely amazing! :thumbsup::nod: :thumbsup::nod: :thumbsup::nod:
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:iconatonementstudios:
AtonementStudios Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic! such a nice piece.
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:iconvezun:
vezun Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
!!! well done...
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:iconmishmachine1800:
Mishmachine1800 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
This is beautiful, your shapes are immaculate and the movement of this piece from the pose to the pages is wonderful. :)
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b13visuals Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconbecsketch:
becsketch Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful expression - in his face and body language - accomplished work!
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BronyMike Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thought this wa a jester with a paddle, and here iwas going to make a simpsons joke.
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dentonvanzan Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Good Job!
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:iconpaldan:
Paldan Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This just sums it all up so well! :)
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ZGKitty Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I love it
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:iconraeikon:
Raeikon Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
wow ! amazing artwork! :-)
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Samboska Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
great idea!
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The-Small Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, fantastic piece of art, it is perfect, congratulations
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IanNorbury Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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xmblpb Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student
without a piece of paper you're an insect with a piece of paper and people (proverb)
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xmblpb Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student
no paper ? pay now !! (the Russian view of things)
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