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Judith in a metal corset

25 Aug

I am not sure why this is Judith, but I am honored just the same.   Because a lovely figure has been re-purposed out of materials that were cast away.

Katherine Clear, “Judith,” 2006, steel and found objects, 65 x 42 x 12 in, http://www.katherineclear.com

Katherine Clear, “Judith,” 2006, steel and found objects, 65 x 42 x 12 in, http://www.katherineclear.com

Katherine Clear, “Judith,” 2006, steel and found objects, 65 x 42 x 12 in, http://www.katherineclear.com

I wonder what the scraps looked like before Katherine Clear applied them to her art.    I wonder if the scraps themselves suggested the form to the artist – like a statue emerging from marble – or if Clear formed them to a vision she already had.   No matter.   The fact that a coif and a gown can be represented by rusted metal is  miraculous.   And hopeful – that everything has a purpose and beauty can be found anywhere.

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Posted by on August 25, 2012 in Cacciatore

 

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