Tuesday, March 31, 2009

april fool!

what better way to get back into the swing of things than to publish on april fools??
i have been swept away from art making by LIFE!
mostly work and school.
tho getting a new computer and moving stuff from point a to point b has also been in the mix!

i am in the process of getting a masters in counseling; something i've wanted to do for years. so now i need to counsel myself to get back to making art too!
i have been taking a few photos and doing some sketching. filling the well.

a couple of weeks ago my niece and i made a trek back to the chauvin sculpture garden. we each took lots of photos, and commented that there were things we hadn't noticed before.

it wasn't till we got back home, downloaded them and looked back at old photos we had taken that we realized, much to our surprise, that the sculptures had been re-painted.

??? thus ensued the debate: is it "right" to have done that? is it ethical to have redone them in that manner? or should they remain as they were when the artist walked away?

pros and cons on both sides...

what do you think??



neither one of us remembered noticing this before. looking back on old photos we realized it had pretty much blended into the background before.



you can see the faint image just to the right of the jazz band...

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3 Comments:

Blogger Nora said...

I suppose sort of the quandary when cleaning the Sistine ceiling. Somehow this paint job looks garish but what was it originally?
Being one who revels in rust and patina, going back to bright and shiny may not be the answer.
I wonder how others from the community felt.

9:12 PM  
Blogger cfent said...

good question. i would love to find that out as well. i have to
say, as much as it goes against my grain, for the most part, it does LOOK better. And, as it's not been there that long if it had already faded that much it wouldn't be long till it had little to no color at all. i guess there are no right or wrong answers here.

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