Women’s Press September & October 2010
Mary Dee Thompson
I have loved art most of my life and havebeen sculpting since the seventies. WhileI occasionally work in clay, I prefer working directly in wax and casting inbronze. My work is generally gurativeand small in scale. My earlier work washeavily inuenced by Henry Moore witha focus on the female form.In my current sculpture, I playfully explore the human form. I find naturalmaterials that suggest a figure. I thenmore fully develop the figure with waxand cast it directly into bronze usingthe lost wax process. I apply patinas tothe cast piece to express the underlyingfeeling of the work. While my current work is clearly inu-enced by Giacometti, it expresses my ownpersonal vision—one that is whimsical,imaginative, and feminine.
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A few weeks ago, I took my kids on a trip to the Pacic Northwest, specically Oregon, where we traveled almost all over the state. While in Portland, my daughter Maddie, noticing all thehomeless people in the city, quipped, “Man, if I were homeless, I’d want to live in San Luis Obispo where the weather is much better.” While a cute observation, she isn’t much o. Te Maxine LewisMemorial Homeless Shelter and the Prado Day Center both report an increase in their popula-tion. Furthermore, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders,taken during the second quarter of 2010, San Luis Obispo county ranked 3rd on the list for leastaordable places to live. We fall only below New York City and San Francisco. With such high prices, perhaps there’s a correlation between how many people are struggling inthis economy in this county. Sadly, not a day goes by that I don’t notice someone on the streetasking for help. Fortunately, I also notice how many people in this community strive to give back. As we enter the holiday months, I implore you to give back, and as our next Voices around theable asks, “How do you give back to your community?” I’m interested in what you’re doing. Youcan send your responses to email@example.com.If you have an opinion that warrants more than just a few words on the subject, write an articleand send it in. Our deadline for the November and December issue is October 10th. With an array of articles and opinions to publish for our county to read, I’m sure we can enlighten our viewersabout the many ways we can help others in our county.
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