A visual tribute to the medium I love

This is a continuation from a novice’s point of view about sculptures that I captured as they appealed to me at the India Art Fair 2014. It is my attempt to pick on some famous people’s thoughts which seemed to be echoing mine as a student of art, ever since I learnt to draw.

Sculpture occupies real space like we do… you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object.

-Chuck Close

The impulse for me to want to make sculpture is because I want to make statements, really, on a purely emotional level. And it’s also somewhat of a challenge to see how that can be done with materials and objects that really are not emotional, in and of themselves.

-Arthur Ganson

Sculpture is more divine, and more like Nature, / That fashions all her works in high relief, / And that is Sculpture. / This vast ball, the Earth, / Was moulded out of clay, and baked in fire; / Men, women, and all animals that breathe / Are statues, and not paintings.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In my opinion, everything, every shape, every bit of natural form, animals, people, pebbles, shells, anything you like are all things that can help you to make a sculpture.

-Henry Moore

I would like to carve my novel in a piece of wood.

-Georges Simenon

I’d worry about eating my sculpture if it began suddenly crawling on its own.

-Alex Nodopaka

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant, monster with one eye going around a square corner.

-Ezra Pound

There’s something imminent in the work, but the circle is only completed by the viewer.

-Anish Kapoor



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