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The Ghost Clock is my favorite Renwick artwork because it reminds me of a tall slender lady with a flowing open-back dress, almost like a woman in a Watteau painting. And I love it because it is truly wonder-ous in its magical carved illusion of real fabric drapery….how DOES he do that? And because it silences the ticking of time, what a relief! It also makes me proud that the artist hails from a small Kansas town and became the finest woodworker in all of America.
It not only brings to life, in a very clever and funny way, the personality of this chair, but represents, in a wider context, the living presence that many of us sense exists in the objects which we love, that live with us.
The bowl-like disc draws me in every time – it both radiates from and bores into the surrounding composition. I like the simple, clean porcelain surface too. It’s one of the first things I saw at the Renwick.
I love Laurel Roth Hope’s wry sense of humor in her series Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons. They charm us, even as we’re forced to face up to the sad facts about how many bird species have been lost to extinction.
Something about the baby doll arm and dentures make this piece incredibly disturbing. However, the fact Game Fish elicits such a strong reaction is why I think it is great. Art is supposed to provoke reactions, right?
I fell in love with Susie’s work before I met my wife-to-be. Much art glass focuses on the use of the medium, glass. Susie’s work also deals with contemporary issues, in this piece, what are the keys to women’s success in our society?