Monday, May 22, 2017
It's a Solid Piece of Work
"I particularly appreciate the variation in texture. Exposing hidden conflict through varied material choices, while retaining the fundamental paradigm of the brick."
"I'm impressed by the intentional skewing, very Kandinsky-esque. Regular that becomes irregular, chaos seeping into the perfect geometry, embodying the failed pursuit of perfection."
"Well, yes, I agree with both of you, yet the strongest statement is made by his choice of location. He's perfectly matched these surroundings while maintaining the tension between artificial and natural. Were we in a grassy field the pretension would be overwhelming, whereas this urban setting requires the viewer to find the art *within* his art."
"Oh, hello! Sorry I'm late, had to park. Do you still have time to see my sculpture?"
"Well, young man, I think I can speak for the entire jury that we're very impressed by your work."
"Ah, um... did you? I mean, you already saw it?"
"Indeed, we've been discussing this installation at length."
"Ah, it's, umm, the hand? About ten feet tall, coming out of the ground? It's at the other end of the block."
"Oh! Well, I see. And, ah, what's this then?"
"The bricks? I think they're fixing the sidewalk."