March 07, 2003

But What Does it Mean?

This image is burning a hole in my brain. Maybe it's my herpetological fascination with the lizards (micro-alligators?) Or more likely, it is the way this sculture from Berlin reminds me of an M C Escher drawing (or a study for same) and the way his images reverberate at some deep place in one's dreams.

This picture was posted in a link at Wood's Lot yesterday. The reference page is in German. Mark offers an 'improved' translation page called GISTING, but I couldn't make it work this morning and had to resort to this gobbledeegook from Google. If anyone knows what the narrative on this page tells about the sculpture, I'd like to know.

BTW, as I scrolled down the page, I was pleasantly surprised to find a link at Wood's Lot from yesterday to a Fragments entry titled Honor of Wood that I wrote a few days ago.

Posted by fred1st at March 7, 2003 09:12 AM | TrackBack

Morning fred. Well, the author of the page is discussing his visit to the sculpture garden of the August Viktoria hospital, and he mentions the artist/sculptor Gerald Matzner, but does not reference the picture or sculpture in question as his. It is a lovely piece of work. Comment link was down, at least when i tried.

You see... the beauty of "Honor of Wood" captured many of us. Which is why you've quickly become one of my favorite authors. Forget the blog, where can i buy the book?

Have a great weekend.

Posted by: Anne at March 7, 2003 10:01 AM

What a great image...

Posted by: deb at March 7, 2003 11:14 AM

I noticed the link too, Fred. Good on ya!

Posted by: sainteros at March 7, 2003 12:40 PM

I read your Honor of Wood entry, as I must have missed it before. That's one thing irreperably lost to us in our modernization and convenience, the reverence for the life and natural world that allows us to survive. We are distanced from the animal and the plant and the water and even the air, so that we can't possibly hold appreciation and reverence to them, they barely exist to us, and we can't consciously realize their fate in order to feed us and support our world as we have built it. We can only pretend we know or forget, and only rarely begin to at least appreciate, whether we can manage to feel reverence at all.

Posted by: Josh at March 7, 2003 01:34 PM

What amazes me about wood is the character within each piece....unique and giving....only to the right person. One has to see what's already there in the wood in order for it to come out in carving.

One of my favorite things that my parents would occasionally pick up in their travels as antiques dealers were tramp art whimsies. Nothing beats the ingenuity of some of these artisans.

You can see a couple of examples if you go to Tramp-Art Truly amazing stuff!

Posted by: Da Goddess at March 7, 2003 08:01 PM

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