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Bronze sculpture. Artist: Terry Stringer. Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie

“Sculpture occupies real space like we do… you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object.” — Chuck Close, artist.

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  1. The girl mimicking the sculpture made me smile. I’d do that. The thing they never mention about sculptures is that you long to touch them and usually aren’t supposed to. I had that problem many years ago in the Rodin Museum in Paris. Must admit I did surreptitiously touch one or two. 🙂


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    • I know what you mean. Some are incredibly tactile. When I was involved with a sculpture exhibition years ago, we used to put signs up indicating which works were ok to touch. Our artists were really good about it and we only really prohibited touching where it could damage the work.
      It drives me crazy at exhibitions where I see kids (and often adults) climbing on work and treating pieces like playground equipment. Such a lack of respect, and a far cry from wanting to just feel the texture and form of a piece.

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