Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The Sculpture Post
The three finalists are all women, and two of them have collaborators in realizing their designs. The work of all three is being shown at the Boston Public Library; will public reaction be a major, or even THE major component in deciding which artist gets her creation chosen?
This piece raises SO many questions about construction and support techniques! And is that really just a monumental fart that has shot the bull onward and upward?
The following popped up on a couple of Facebook pages today and several of the resulting comments took it to be real. The fact is that there is no Whitson University in the US, and while College Hill is a college neighborhood in Worcester, MA, the zip code is for Naples Florida.
As someone who's experienced the frustrations of the process of job application to institutes of higher education, from both the applicant's and the search committee member's point of view, I found this satirical piece a delightful and poignant comment.
I loved the letter too. I have been getting so many calls from
"unknown caller" lately, that I'm tempted to answer saying "This is an unknown answerer" and then add something - but you have to be in the right mood to pull it off.
Portland has the same sort of connection with Mark Rothko.
And as for the farting bull, that made me laugh because that's exactly what I thought it was doing.
I actually like #2, but without the Egyptian plinth.
I had hoped to see a raven in one of them so was iitally glad whe I saw #3, but the more I lokked at it the less i liked the overall style.
How about #2 (no plinth) standing inside #1 with a miniature raven perched on top?
I love that monumental(ly) farting bull!!!