Biography of teacher and mentor Tom Blodgett
"Tom Blodgett did more than fulfill his claim that he was “the van Gogh in America.” Rare is the artist who could claim to have dived as deep into the unconscious and survived the journey -- bringing back images of intense imagination and technical brilliance. As proof, this recluse had for nearly four decades before his death in 2012 kept his large and growing collection buried in a dilapidated shack in the hills of Eugene, Oregon. Now, the revelation of this extraordinary collection shines light on a master whose life and works, once reassessed, open a new approach for discourse about the purpose of art itself."
You can find more about Tom here!
The early years of Pietrasanta
Now, I recently found a posting on Facebook of a movie about the vibrant carving community still thriving in Pietrasanta, Italy in the early 1970's. This was well before I arrived in the evolving community of international sculptors of the 1980's.
The movie is in Italian, but it showcases a vitality that has existed in this area at the base of the marvelous mountains of marble that provide the materials for quaries, artists, and the traditional workers of this stone.