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      • I wonder if it is the nature of the medium. Are whimsical artists few on the ground? Are they drawn to watercolor or other ‘light’ materials? Did the artist decide to go against conventional standards to create a contradiction–light-hearted but heavy representation? So many questions. I think that’s what I like about art in general–it makes me think about the meaning as well as the mood the work brings to its audience. And how it can be different for everyone.

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        • I love art for much the same reasons.

          I do think that one of the reasons works on bronze tend to be โ€œseriousโ€ is that itโ€™s an incredibly expensive medium to work in. Not only the material (and the amount of it you need to make a big piece) but casting is highly specialist. Itโ€™s a huge financial commitment to make bronze sculptures that arenโ€™t commissions, and I guess artist worry that people wonโ€™t pay huge amounts for whimsical work. I know three or four artists who make very small whimsical works in bronze โ€” and sell them โ€” but Graeme is the only one I can think of who has done big pieces. I have a photo somewhere of three of those heads which are about a metre high.

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