Sunday, September 30, 2012

Susan



Can you call it a bust if it is eight to ten feet tall?  I don't know a better description, so I will.  
"Susan" is a big, white, fiberglass bust by Connecticut artist and sculptor Philip Grausman.  She sits on the lawn of the West Hartford Art League, where she was unveiled just a week or two ago.  Her surface is very smooth and she has a translucent appearance.  I wonder if Susan will look as good when the pigeons discover her and when a New England winter does its thing to her.

22 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Really nice Jack. I like the white fiberglass.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

The first shot is really wonderful!! Composition, light, perspective - it's got it all!

JM said...

Susan is so cool! Great composition on top.

Birdman said...

Is it fiberglass or marble? Simple elegance.

Lois Evensen said...

Quite lovely. Yes, I hope it weathers well. Your comments remind me of the statue of Churchill in London with the electrical charge to keep the pigeons off of it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

the statute may weather the same way our skin changes with age.

Maybe the artist could do some heads for the figures that you showed yesterday.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Susan has a gorgeous profile Jack, she's lovely. I'm not sure about the bust thing Jack, with no shoulders she may technically just be a head!

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful profile and great shots and composition as always, Jack! I agree with Dave -- maybe the artist could do some heads for the figures you posted yesterday!!!

Paul in Powell River said...

8 feet, that must look huge! I like it, though I hope you don't have "taggers" in your area, all that white must be a huge temptation for someone with a can of spray paint.

Sharon said...

It is a beautiful sculpture but, you have a great point. It will be interesting to see how it survives the elements.

Ali Crehan said...

She is indeed lovely, but the winter will not be kind to her.

And I'm with Dave & Sylvia - too bad the hip hop shop can't work with the artist!

Halcyon said...

I really like this bust and the way you've captured it in the first shot. The model must have been a beautiful woman.

Lynette said...

I join you in wondering about her looks later on, Jack.

Lois said...

She looks very regal!

VP said...

It is a bust, and a very large one...

Lynette said...

So true, Jack. Thanks!

RedPat said...

She looks so majestic!

Randy said...

That is amazing.

Michelle said...

Well, you just never know how she will look later on....some women age better than others.

Madge Bloom said...

She looks beautiful and I'll be she get a lot of touches...

Karl Demetz said...

She looks indeed very regal, the 2nd shot is my preferred!

Virginia said...

A stunning bust. Well captured.
V