Email to Sue, new art agent and public relations assistant-

August 6, 2007

 

I think, as strange as the reason for its manifestation, I bring up "Blind Torso" again.

It is an example of the application of studies in Art Psychology (Ph.D.)
Can you think of any other female figure sculpture that was done blindfolded by the artist?  Painters show their passion for the opposite sex. Here a sculptor expresses that through pure tactile sense and experience. These itself should qualify the work, irregardless of the embodied results, as works of historical significance. In fact, note the full body-ness of the results, not predicted by the blinded sculptor, resembling the fertility sacred objects of ancient civilizations!  Also the target audience was meant to be blind men, especially those who because of their handicap and lack of social skills, are still virgins.  By touching the works, they can experience what they have never experienced.  Isn't that one of the functions of art, broadening horizons? Plus, of course, motivation to do the piece stemmed from me wanting to 1. document my sexual prowess before it disappears with aging and 2. I wanted to delete eyes as a check and balance system as sculptor and work from another premise so I could find out, when the blinders were removed, just WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE!
Guess you could consider this as an example of the artist's approach to make art through alternative methods (including the computer, revolutionary and taboo at the time in the 80s), thereby adding more substance to each work of art besides what it looks like. And going to the absolutearts.com/pygoya/  portfolio, you will discover so many other ways art psy was applied as part of the intent to create.  The resulting art is how these intellectually curiosities were answered, and this, Sue, I believe makes all the art I make unique not just in form and expression, but as experimental art process and investigation.