I t was April 8 , the day after I was born. My mother lay alone in a small room at the hospital in Burton-upon-Trent. She had been sedated by the hospital staff and couldn't think very clearly. All she knew was that she'd been brought in to have her baby in hospital because it had been in breech position. It had all been very rushed and sudden.
Fourth plinth: Thousands of people to be living sculptures in Trafalgar Square
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Her friend and mentor R. Yet nationally and internationally, the sculptor Ruth Asawa is under-recognized. Louis, will fill this gap in art history. The installation of almost 60 sculptures and 20 paintings, collages, prints and drawings is one of the most breath-taking exhibitions to come along in many a year. Her hanging basket-like shapes seem both immaterial in their porosity and pregnant with generative possibilities, casting shadows that double their impact on the surrounding air.
Amid controversy over the choice of a sculpture of a naked, disabled, pregnant woman to occupy the vacant Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, its creator Marc Quinn gives Sheryl Garratt a preview of his work a month before its official unveiling. Alison Lapper sits serenely under a makeshift shelter in the yard of a marble workshop in the Italian town of Pietrasanta, clear blue skies above her, lush green Tuscan mountains behind her, pretty face turned to catch the last of the afternoon sun. She is naked and she is eight-and-a-half months pregnant, her belly round and ripe. A fertility goddess sculpted in gleaming white marble, she is still not quite finished. The legs aren't fully attached and there are chisel marks all over the surface.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created 18 major outdoor projects, which are among the most ambitious, innovative sculptures in the world. The artists fund all of their projects themselves and do not benefit financially from photographs, posters, postcards, and book and film sales. Among the publications they approve are the biography Christo and Jeanne-Claude, by Burt Chernow with an epilogue by Wolfgang Volz, and the books that Christo designs to document each project. Still photographs and films of each project capture its aesthetic splendor, as well as some living qualities of various fabrics, folds, and configurations. Jan Garden Castro: How does your work dialogue with nature and the public?