Holding Firm at 65

While I was finishing it in the year of my 65th birthday, I named this sculpture in honour of myself, . It felt so good to be healthy and fit and strong that I couldn’t resist.  

Given that, I suppose it is no mere coincidence that the sculpture was purchased as a gift for a retiring executive who was similarly holding firm.

The sculpture  began life as the top part of Torso in Motion, which I dropped on the floor the night I finished it.  Both sculptures that resulted are incredibly sound in spite of the accident. (I still have two pieces and intend to use them.)  Consequently, the name serves double duty to indicate the quality of the material.  

(My studio floor didn’t fare so well.)

For an article about this very strong, economically valuable black granite that is used in the electronics industry, click here.

Photo by Lee Gass.