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MERRY CHRISTMAS WHEN YOU'RE LITTLE
50 Years ago tomorrow, in 1959, my sister and her husband 'tied the knot' in a tiny church in Goole, Yorkshire, England Friends and relatives came from many corners of the UK to celebrate with them
The Happy Couple
(l-r: my mother, a family friend, me on the Norfolk Broads, 1959)
This is called "The Homesteaders"
....it's official description is "a stylized limestone hiker holding a bronze cast of a maple leaf." Hmmm....is it Adam, or Eve?
This is "Shelter Shift"
"a brightly coloured wooden 3D representation of a child's sketch of a house." Ah...right. You will notice how intelligent we are all looking, as we ooh! and aah! over it.
These are titled "Curled Figures Mounted on a Large Boulder"
Sorry, but they look to me like they have a bad case of gastro-enteritis.
Just a couple more. This is "Sleep of the Huntress."
Here is her official description: "woman sleeping in Belmont rose granite" -- honest!
This is Shadow Caster:
Officially "a giant skeletal articulated pine cone crafted out of steel." I don't really get the title -- how much shadow could this cast?
Finally, my favourite -- if I have to have a favourite -- "Kinnisis: Horse and Rider"
"Near life-sized horse and rider, created out of small cuts of steel, painted bright blue."
Like I said, I am no connoisseur, and I realize that art comes in all different mediums and has a variety expressions -- but I think I would have preferred to enjoy the art of the forest without the art...indeed as, "A Natural Work of Art."