Thursday, June 07, 2007

Rodin and Writing

At our writers' meeting on Tuesday, Bill talked about the process of creating written art as a gradual one. The author starts with writing a general group of ideas and then gradually refining them until they finally emerge as a work of art. I thought of Rodin's Gates of Hell and all the refining it must have taken to produce this masterpiece. I remember watching my son starting to weld steel welding rods together bringing to life a mother polar bear and her cub which gladden my heart every time I see them
on my wall. I am grateful for Bill's observation and for the inspiration for my writing which accompanies contemplating sculpture.
(Auguste Rodin- Gates of Hell; Peter Langen- Polar Bears)

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