The Former formertive fortress-thoughts, & the Latta on sculpture.
solidity & many-sidedness. approachable-impregnable. more than the sum of its rip-offs.
sculpture is serious. the expense of sweat & the weight and roundness, the fact that it's just going to sit there.
though there is plenty of lightness & humor in sculpture nowadays.
not that I know much about it.
in sculpture the design is its own armature and gravity is built into the equilibrium. what you see is design itself, and you feel its weight. (& the materials, their sheen or depth.)
a sculpture ornaments or crowns a place. it is built to last.
it marks a happy contingency, at the insection of objective & subjective.
sculpture is just an extension of landscape, a salience. ridges, rocks, trees - even meadows are sculpted.