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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