Monday, March 17, 2008

John Bisbee at the Portland Museum of Art

Last week I saw a wonderful exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. Bright Common Spikes features the work of sculptor John Bisbee who has been working exclusively with nails for the past twenty years. The work shown encompasses the entire period as he progressed from small brads to twelve inch spikes. Commentary by the artist was available on an ipod and I found it enhanced the experience as his words were both direct and profound. I particularly like this quote which was in the museum program entry about the family sculpture making session with the artist.

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