life, death and everything in-between

A girlTalking with my friend Emma about exhibitions this morning over breakfast. Verity and I mentioned we’d seen some stunning sculptures in a small exhibition at the National Gallery by the artist Ron Mueck.

I first saw his work in an article in a Saturday supplement back in 2000/01, so when the exhibition came up in 2003, I knew I had to see it.

Photographs simply cannot do justice to the disturbing level of detail and realism that the artist is able to put into his work. They are eerie in their mis-scaled lifelikeness, simultaneously beautiful and hard to look at.

As a dabbler in paints, I admire and am in awe of the patience and detail that Ron Mueck can put into his art. There really is no-one quite like him in the art world today.

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