Sunday, May 08, 2005

Grim Reading

If you’ve noticed, there are usually far fewer sculptors at convention art shows than there are painters. For some reason, at nearly every convention I attend, at least one person feels the need to console me because, as a sculptor, my work can’t be used for illustration. Apparently, this is still a widely held belief, though I am chipping away at it, bit by bit. Don’t you believe it, especially if you are a sculptor. I’ve said this before, I think, that the medium is far less important than the message.


Anonymous said...

On sculpture as illustration, have you seen Wendy Froud and Terri Windling's seasonal fairy stories? A Midsummer Night's Fairy Tale, The Winter Child, The Fairies of Spring Cottage.

Carl V. Anderson said...

That's ridiculous. Not only can sculputure be used to illustrate some rather amazing children's books but with people like Nick Bantok and Barbara Hodgson pushing the envelope on what can be done with adult novels there is huge potential for sculpture in illustrated literature.

And that's just scratching the surface of illustrative possibilities!