Monday, August 4, 2014

Mini-Bot


During the month of June, Graffiti Gallery held it's second "Junk Art Show."  This little fellow (although I think that is a skirt ) was created by Don Jones from Pittsburgh.  This is Don's second year exhibiting in Oil City and he does some wonderful whimsical sculptures.

I am the proud owner of this mini-bot (it was in my price range.)  At first I thought of a mother who is tapping her foot with her hands on her hips, giving her child that "you are in trouble look."  Not that I ever saw that look....... really!

But today as I was standing and thinking about a work that I was hanging on the wall, I found my self in the same pose.  (Only I wasn't tapping my foot.)  My head was cocked and my hands were on  my hip.   No longer was he the disapproving mother but the artist contemplating his work.  (I actually think I take that pose a lot!)

So...... instead of going home with me as planned.  The mini-bot is staying in my studio as a reminder that I need to buckle down and get to work.  Yes, mother!

2 comments:

convergentseries said...

Well, as I began reading your line, Not that I ever saw that look....... the thought that floated into my mind was, ...nor ever gave it, in either role, as mother or as teacher .....

;-)

Alice Walkowski said...

Yes you are right. I'm sure I gave that look many times as both mother and teacher. Never thought of that until you brought it up. "The teacher look" is one that took years to perfect. I even give it to my grandchildren now (and occasionally to other people's children out in public.)