Every artist tries to convey a message through their work. Sometimes it takes a little work on the audience’s part to figure out what the artist is trying to say or the feelings they are trying to project. I remember taking my 8 year old niece to the National Gallery and playing a game where she had to guess either the name of the piece or tell me how it made it her feel. There was a modern art installation that showed a very large thick rope curled and squiggled on the floor over a very large area . . . her interpretation . . . this one makes me feel shaky! She was right!
Last week I got one of the best compliments and interpretations of my work, from a fellow artist and member of the National Capital Network of Sculptors (NCNS), Kathy Bergquist. She saw what I was trying to capture and she put it in words perfectly. Kathy wrote: “I saw your pieces at Orange and they were wonderful! I was particularly fond of “Gossip in the Park”. What struck me about the Gossip piece is how perfectly you capture a universal human behaviour, but also how the incredible details situate it in a specific time and place. The way you dress your pieces tells the viewer so much about who these people are, where they live, their social status, and about individual personality. Very cool. ”
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