Summer 2013 theme is Made with Love. The issue discusses sculptural fragments; the work of Marc Quinn; two monument dedications; the Academy of Art University and National Sculpture Society’s 2013 Sculpture Celebration Weekend.
Sculptors, patrons, gallery owners, museum professionals, and friends gathered for the National Sculpture Society’s (NSS) Sculpture Celebration Weekend in Tampa, Florida, May 17-18, 2013.
The Academy of Art University (AAU) hosted its VIP preview opening of the spring Show on May 22, 2013, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Two major sculpture installations of nationally recognized heroes were unveiled in ceremonies in two United States cities in recent months. The full-length seated 9-foot bronze statue of Civil Rights heroine, Rosa Parks, by Eugene Daub, was dedicated in Washington, DC; and the life-size figure of World War II veteran, Homer L. Wise by Janice Mauro was installed in Stamford, Connecticut.
When British artist Marc Quinn’s 12-ton white Carrara marble sculpture Alison Lapper Pregnant was first unveiled on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth in London in September 2005, it immediately became a point of contention. The majority of objections to the work, which remained in the square for two years as part of a rotating public art program, didn’t stem from Quinn’s depiction of Lapper eight-months pregnant and in the nude; rather it had to do with the subject’s disability.
“A hand which rests on another’s shoulder or thigh no longer belongs completely to the body from which it came. Something new comes to be out of it and the object that it touches or clasps, one thing more, which has no name and belongs to no one; and this new thing, with its own definite borders, becomes the object of the artist’s concern” –Rainer Maria Rilke