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Pilgrim Monument, line drawing by Ewa Nogiec

Provincetown People: "Sculpture" story by Joanne DeFazio

When I was 16 years old in 1966, my family took a trip to Provincetown. My mother bought a sculpture - about 4 feet high. The sculpture was of a nude man and a woman embracing. I believe it was done in clay and painted black.  The man and woman are very thin, nude,  and she is on her tip toes facing him. The sculpture is rather abstract and quite lovely. It stands on a wooden base.

I am writing this because I remember when my mother bought it and how outraged I was that she was buying something, in my view, to be rather risque.  Being 16 and a prude at the time, (to my horror as I look back) I was very indignant. My mother got such a kick out of my reaction.that she displayed the sculpture on our front lawn when we got home to Rochester, New York.  My mother is still living at age 83 and I guess I just got a bit nostalgic looking back and seeing the sculpture once again.

My son, who is in an artist, of course loved the piece since he was a little boy and my mom gave it to him when he was a teenager. My son is in LosAngeles - he is a Cinematographer.  He left the sculpture at my home when he went to California.

Unfortunately, many, many years ago someone dropped the piece and it broke in half. We glued it together and still enjoy it because of all the lovely memories it brings back.  

I do not know why but I thought you might enjoy the story.

I cannot quite make out the artists name - Austin "something"  and dated 1966.

I enjoyed your website.

Sinerely,
Joanne DeFazio

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July 2005

 

 

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