Friday, October 30, 2009

"Drunken Elephant"

This is a piece I had fun making during a visit from Karren and Jason Willenbrink-Johnson. It is always a pleasure to see people work together as proficiently and smoothly as these two do.

It was interesting: in a conversation by Pino during one of his workshops he held at our school (that I was translating,) he came out and said that he was proud to say that Karren had surpassed him as an artist! WOW, what a compliment! It was a moment for everyone to acknowledge that the greatest sculptor of all time admitted that one of his former students had become a better master than himself. It gave us all something to believe in and shoot for.