Some time passed and I’d quite forgotten about the competition till one morning a formal invitation arrived in the mail. My initial feelings were ambivalent as I wasn’t sure if I was really up to the task, not having had any experience with such competitions let alone having built anything sizable or of any import yet. Nevertheless, young and eager me thought, “What’s there to lose for trying?” Besides, I’ll get to finally meet in person some of the “giants” in Sculpture and put a real face to the big names I’ve only known about on the plaques attached to all the Public Artworks. So, I accepted the invitation.
The site-visit day came. I was nervous but needlessly so. Most of the Public Sculptors were quite senior, age-wise, all very established and experienced. They were very nice but not particularly chatty. In fact none of them paid me much attention and I imagined they assumed I was someone’s young son just tagging along for the outing. At some point I overheard some snatches of remarks by a few of the Artists, “...difficult, ...too large, ...impossible” etc. It was a voluminous space designated for the intended sculpture, spanning 5-storeys, from ground to ceiling, 16 meters in all. And there I was, taking in one last view of space, standing on the very spot marked for the Artwork, looking straight up. I quietly whispered to myself, “Wow! Nice!” and began to dream...
So, twas to the drawing board.
What’s next? Well, stay tuned to find out.😉 Meanwhile enjoy today’s top half pic of the second 2-images set of “Faces II”, an almost straight up view from below the Artwork. Impressive?
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• P056-S002b • <Vignettes of my early Sculptures>