July 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. Calder, amazing man!!

The minute I saw a Calder, I felt I was home.

Calder pursued the simple; his wonderful mobiles, 
wire sculptures, and paintings 
could initiate soft delightful feelings for the viewer.

Fundamentally, Calder was an engineer,
working out of a studio space that could be called a shop. 
A true fine artist, yet he never let go of simple wonder. 
His work carries gentle charm. 

I'm not sure if he's making statements in his work,
but I do know that the emotions his pieces evoke thrills. 

He may not delve into politics,
he may not be commenting on the hard human condition, 
but perhaps he's commenting on a human love of light,
movement and thoughtfulness...
And isn't this part of the human condition after all?

This video is quite long (5 min), but wonderful.

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