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Australian hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck's work called "A Girl" has been recently acquired by the National Gallery of Canada. The element of shock is inescapable. Some critics consider his work plain "brainless" and "gory". I, on the other hand, found it fascinating in its oversized display of the rawness of physical life, of birth... both a tremendous wonder and great pain. It was a "memento mori" imagery for me, reminiscent of the wondrous, inescapable facts of our existence, our birth and our death. I was also musing how it was mainly the smallest children that felt drawn to the enormous sculpture, whereas many of the adults were passing by, hardly daring to look...

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Additional Photos by Sarolta Gyoker (designsoul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 140 N: 3707] (21492)
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