Wednesday, 13 August 2008
'Athlete III, ' By Stella Shawzin
Another fitting sculpture this for Olympic fortnight, a truly astonishing piece of work (above), but about either sculptor or sculpture I know nothing other than what I glean from this site by a bronze caster and this from an exhibition of her work, and from viewing the magnificent greater-than-life-size bronze itelf.
It's this last that says all you need to know. It's bursting with energy and larger than life in every way (the other much smaller sculpture seen with it above is by an unknown artist).
There are people who think that urinals or inflatable dog turds can somehow be 'art.' Such pieces as Shawzin's above are not for the likes of them.
I'd love to see more of her work, or even more of this one.