Friday, November 30, 2007

Robert Mileham with Vivien Mallock

Here I am with Vivien, a Sculptor and friend, discussing a couple of my works.

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6 Comments:

Blogger chris miller said...

Aha !

Sculptor #1002 for my list.

(maybe a little too English for my taste -- but I try to be broad minded)

8:24 pm  
Blogger Amanda J. Sisk said...

If you hadn't described your friend as a sculptor, I would suspect it - she is touching the work in both images. And if you hadn't described the sculptor as a friend, I would also suspect it, for you allow her to touch the work.

8:40 am  
Blogger Robert said...

English she certainly is; though very broad minded Chris you are always full of surprises!

It is not always appropriate to touch bronze sculpture but people are often tempted to "stroke" my spaniels! The bronze of Juliet in Verona is traditionally "touched" is it not, as good luck by engaged couples? The lack of patina in on her breast area shows touching bronze is not always encouraged.

I personally like the idea though. Sculpture should be more than just a visual art. Jo Burchell's barbed wire sculptures here give mixed messages on this point!

11:49 am  
Blogger Amanda J. Sisk said...

We have the boar sculpture near an outdoor market here. His nose is all shiny from being rubbed for good luck. If there is an impulse to touch a work (my hand reaches out despite any warning of my mind or before one can be generated), then there is some element of the work that is excellent.

6:24 pm  
Blogger marlyat2 said...

Hi Robert--

Crawling out to sit in the metaphorical sun, and here I find you and friend. I was struck exactly as Amanda was... I wonder does Chris really have 1,002 on his list?

5:12 pm  
Blogger Robert said...

Well Marley I haven't actually counted them yet, but he has a good many! Good to have you back here again. I will post up one of my daughter's Advent calenders and a post about "The Snow Queen" which I think you will like.

6:36 pm  

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