Fragment of
My Home

bronze

ht: 9"/23 cm

No other sculpture from my last decade or so is as fragile as the crumbling clay model from which this cast was made. What it brings to mind are the broken torsos of classical sculpture. These are usually architectural embellishments, and were certainly made of the most solid stone available at the time, yet they arrive in our century ravaged and brittle, with more parts missing than intact.

Our culture consumes and is enriched by the information and resources given us by history, and by Nature's preserving grace. I can't help but wonder what it will be like to look backwards on our time, the way we look backwards on the earlier civilizations. One day the relics of our lives and those of the ancients will be antiquities together; they might even sit side by side in museums. What will they say about us then?

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