Fine Art

Fourth Grade Sculptor

In Fourth grade I tried my hand at sculpting the human form for the first time. My hero at the time, Leonardo DaVinci, (the mutant turtles hadn’t been invented yet) seemed the logical choice. He had a great nose. But for some reason the piece just fell flat to me. It “needed” something. So along came the finger. Voila!

I recently went to the Getty Museum for the first time, to check out a show on Leonardo Da Vinci’s Sculpture. I didn’t really know about his sculpture, and actually, there wasn’t much there. Most of the show was about the great 24 foot high bronze horse sculpture cast in one pour… the one that was never completed. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who has projects left unfinished.