Thursday, May 20, 2010

Michelangelo Portrait Bust, by Sandra Shaw

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It takes some courage to sculpt a bust of the world’s greatest sculptor. But with this piece, sculptor Sandra Shaw demonstrates she has courage and talent in spades.

Imagine, if you will,  [says Sherri Tracinski]

    “a sculpture that portrays a creative genius in a moment of pride in his own work. Viewing such a piece for a moment at a gallery or in a museum provides a great deal of fuel, reminding you of the pride you seek in contemplating your own work and reviving a sense of joy in achievement that might have been dampened by a grinding work schedule. It is amazing that such a refueling can occur from just a brief moment's viewing—but imagine what is possible if that same work sits next to you in your office, providing that same sense-of-life refueling every day, in every moment that you look up from your desk.”

The sculpture Sherri is talking about here is this one, above.  I thoroughly recommend her account of it.

Incidentally, you can still buy a casting of the Michelangelo from the Quent Cordair Gallery … or anything else of Sandra Shaw’s work.

Tempting, huh.

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