Monthly Archives: October 2014

What means Blue Woman?

Being married to a slim athletic woman all my life, that was my orientation to women’s bodies in general. When I took up Argentine Tango dancing, I began to discover the variety of women’s bodies through the physical connection of dancing with a partner. For the first time I was encountering, experiencing and understanding women’s bodies of another type; Round, soft, and buoyant. The gentleness, the agility, the smoothness of motion, the fullness of physicality, all these thing sunk into my brain and slowly created the awareness which manifested in the sculpture Blue Woman. If you are a woman, round and soft, nimble and ebullient  with an open and generous spirit, this sculpture celebrates you!

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300 Ottawa

Now you know how crazy I am. The whole sculpture can flat-pack in the back of my station wagon. Delivery Day, ArtPrize.

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…could my helpful shop cat come along to supervise?

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The site, 300 Ottawa. What must be the premiere Grand Rapids downtown private office building. A nice work of architecture, and the grounds courtyard plaza. The feeling is like New York or Chicago, only much much much cleaner. Your could eat off this plaza. Across the street, Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse.

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Getting to work, assemble the body halves, and get the head on, when it starts to pour down rain.

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During the spells, attach all the brackets and and the right leg.

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Also, the left leg,

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right arm

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left arm and breast.

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A small wooden pin holds the breast securely.

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And there, under the clearing sky, blue brings forth blue. For the first time see I her assembled and painted, complete.

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