Pear - version number 2 by George Baldessin outside the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.7 pears for 7 duyvkens.
Shadow casting by day, shadow throwing by night.
Organic, balanced, beautiful, fun.
Baldessin was only 39 when he was killed in a car accident. I will be 39 this year.... what lasting thing of beauty will I be able to leave behind? Was he trying to create a legacy? To create work that would outlast his lifetime? Perhaps his creative instinct drove him on with little thought for the people who would stand beside his work in 2013 marvelling at it's scale and beauty.
Thank you Mr Baldessin. We enjoyed your work this day and by the bright light of the afternoon sun we read your name and remembered you.
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