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TIERRA DEL FUEGO: TREES WITHOUT SHADOWS
INTERVIEW JOHN K. GRANDE 2005
TO BE IN MATTER, TO BE IN SCULPTURE
STEEL HORSES
STONE AND IMAGE
INTRODUCTION - by Tim Scott
STEEL WILLOWS
ABOUT FRANCISCO GAZITUA
MATTER
INTERVIEW TO ANTHONY CARO
TEXTS LILY KASNER
BLACK AND WHITE
BRIDGES
ART AND SCIENCE
THE COMMITMENT WITH SCULPTURE IN THE PUBLIC SPACE

THE COMMITMENT WITH SCULPTURE IN THE PUBLIC SPACE.
Dialogue with Anthony Caro

Beyond a mere text, this narration is a personal view that summarizes a 46-year journey through the craft of sculpture. It also refers to my guild’s efforts to reinstate sculpture in our country’s public space and that of many cities in the world. Also, I submit fragments of an exchange of correspondence dated on Wednesday July 27, 2011 between myself and the sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (Tony) in connection with the subject of Public art. This text pays homage to this dear friend and master who passed away on October 23, 2013.

I do confess that as I wrote, I felt a great admiration grow within me for my “Die Hard“ craft and for my sculptor colleagues, their fortitude and consistency, not to mention their quiet working style. Admiration, also, for the place that we earned for ourselves within the visual arts, from the public space. An unprecedented growth in the past 30 years since 1980 to this day. Also increased was my love for our craft, the one that in the end gave us an independent and honest life, as well as my gratitude to those who believed in us: sponsors, entrepreneur-patrons, collectors, public and private sector art managers, creators of monumental sculpture parks and collections. Cultured architects who consider public sculpture as part of the building.

Special thanks to Galleria Artespacio as promoter of the Ciudad Empresarial collections, collaborator in the creation of the open air sculpture collections on permanent exhibition at the Lircay Campus of the University of Talca and Paseo La Pastora in the borough of Las Condes. Also, I would like to express my admiration and homage to the past, to our old statue makers, male and female, who have passed away: Nicanor Plaza, Virginio Arias and Rebecca Matte, to my masters also male and female, who inhabit the netherworld: Lily Garafulic, Marta Colvin and Samuel Roman; to the pioneers of the previous generation Castillo†, Juan Egenau†, Carlos Ortúzar† and Federico Assler.

 

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