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"Eyes of the Future"

Sculpture (C) 2005 by T.S. Minton. Copper wire, sculptamold and acrylic paint on wood.

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This is my first stab at sculpture: an abstract depiction of a happy couple celebrating the occasion of their new baby. Although I was inspired by several sources -- the rapturous news of the birth of my niece Margot; the work of Connecticut stone sculptor Karl Saliter (a high school chum), always reaching, reaching; and the indelible work of steel sculptor Tyler Fenn (a grade school acquaintance), which I serendipitously stumbled upon while online -- I feel that this piece achieves a universal resonance, and that I truly hit on my own expressionistic voice.
 
Beginner's luck? Somewhat, although I see it more as the harvest of a lifetime's artistic effort, onto a medium which is perhaps the most satisfying this side of music.
 
Some have asked "what's up?" with the little curlicue on top of the baby's head. First, I had in mind the "personality" cowlick of Alfalfa from The Little Rascals and Our Gang fame. Secondly, I see it as a kind psychic radio antennae or tuning fork, a symbol of a new generation of "Indigo Children" whose accelerated intelligence and spiritual abilities will help transform the world in the years to come.

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(C) 2005 T.S. Minton. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the artist.

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"(Electric) Eyes of The Future" (done with Photoshop). (C) 2006 T.S. Minton.