Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sculpture and Tableaux

Brother Jerome visits the moon.

Sculpture can be beautiful in itself, but it comes to life when it's contrasted with other things. Away from the void of the gallery, sculpture creates relationships between things. Stories emerge.

That's what happened with this beautiful sheet of special production, reactive glass from Bullseye Glass. It's a new year's gift from Roger Thomas. The mysterious pthalo blue/green evokes Chinese mountains and the sea. It looks like a brush full of watercolor plunged into pure water in a white bowl.

I placed the little 19th Century carved mannikin, dressed as a monk for a St Francis study, and the hand carved volcanic stone sphere in front of it. I don't know why, but I heard the title: "Brother Jerome visits the Moon" It's like a 3D fable.........

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