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For a Lost Generation

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People look at this eerie sculpture and question, “what's this all about?”  The simple answer is “nothing”. There is no deep unconscious message going on to psychoanalyze, so don’t bother.

When I started my “Desert Storm” sculpture, I miscast the skull that was to go with it, leaving a misshapen jawbone, so I set it aside to toss out in the trash.  During this time, I became reacquainted with a former love of my life that I had not seen in a decade.  She graciously offered to pose for my “Year of the Woman” sculpture, but again I did a poor casting job and horribly distorted her lower abdomen and marred her right breast. Now I had two miscast pieces awaiting the trash, when I thought,  “distorted body... distorted head… why not just put them together?”  I added a shroud to hold it together, plus a series of my own hands to fill the top void.

Note- Each hand has it's thumb facing down except the top hand with “2 thumbs”.

       

This sculpture is part of a private collection.
         
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