The beautiful and the bizarre

The descent is a long one, and it takes place in total darkness, which gives us time for a second introduction.

I present the sculptor Raspero. Little is known about him, other than his work, but that can be instructive, if you will take the time to examine more than just the obvious.
Probably the most revealing, if not the only, look into his life - albeit a brief one - is an interview conducted several years ago by Fanci at the time she contracted to represent his work.

Fanci:   What are your primary sources of inspiration?

Raspero:  At the moment, the fashion magazines . . . some of the designers: Armani's jewelry, Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen, Eliza Jimenez . . . some of their stuff is way over the edge. I seem to be attracted to the bizarre, but only if it's beautiful.

 
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Reflections
a family portrait 2002


 
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Xanthippe
Washington, North Carolina - 1964


 
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Angle of Repose
Fort Lauderdale 1972

Fanci:  

Raspero:  

 
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Red and White
A. McQueen


 
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Eliza Jimenez



 
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A. McQueen



 
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PICTURE 1-7
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PICTURE 1-8
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PICTURE 1-9
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 . . . with sculpture I can pretty much do whatever I want.





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