Art thou of my view? If you like the what'ar . . .
Byuksan Blooming Apartment Complex
Photo by Hongsun Park
. . . then you really otter . . .
I'd of course heard of the renowned sculptor Tom Otterness, but didn't realize he had a public sculpture here in Seoul! There it is, above - a "what'ar" - my term for an untitled work of public art, in this case one showing a brazen couple walzing through life on a bag of gold, I imagine, and surrounded by money mysteriously attracted to them.
But what does it mean? Is it the two Koreas, united? Hope for a unified life free of worries? Together into the future, bound by the line that divides them?
Nahhh . . .
What this piece really means is . . . well, I'll leave that up to you to figure out. No reason I should do all the work!
I bring Mr. Otterness to your attention because he recently dropped by the WAH Center to meet my friend Terrance Lindall:
Tom Otterness, renowned American Sculptor, walked in the door yesterday on route to Welmon Sharlhorne's House of Love at P339 Gallery. Reception with The Artist: Saturday Apr 18, 6-9 pm. Tom invited Terrance Lindall to go along, but Terrance declined saying that like any Vampire he would melt if he left the WAH Center during the day. Terrance was thrilled to meet Tom for the first time. Terrance admires his work tremendously. Tom is an outgoing, charming individual. He was accompanied by his toy collie.Terrance can take great pride in the fact that a fellow artist like Mr. Otterness has an interest in Terrance's work. Personally, I think that Terrance's Paradise Lost artworks reveal Terrance's artistic greatness. Here's Mr. Otterness taking a selfie of himself and Terrance:
Tom's work can be seen in public places all around New York. He is represented by the foremost gallery here, Marlborough. Tom was fascinated by Terrance's Paradise Lost and bought a signed copy of the second proof of the Paradise Lost Gold Folio catalogue.
That an artist of Mr. Otterness's stature would want a photo of himself with Terrance shows the respect that Terrance's Paradise Lost art has won for him. Here's one visual reason why Terrance's art is gaining respect, Eve's Temptation:
A great image . . .