Have you ever felt that sense of historical inept-ness when you are unfamiliar with a distinguished artist? As if one should know of every artist in their respective field or related discipline. I don't believe omniscience is a pre-requisite for one's presence in the dialogue of fine art, but such a feeling slaps me in the face. Today is one those times as I watched what is The Best Series on Nowness, In Residence, featuring Xavier Corbero.
Upon further curiosity, I was delighted to read,
"I think a sculpture, is something theological or liturgical, oriented to religious feeling, but in a very open manner. In other words it is obvious that nature itself is something that is bigger than a little human bastard. And that this feeling is why you become a sailor, or I became an artisan, in my case, because I know that there is something in nature that overwhelms me more than myself, more than humanity. And I think that sculpture from the very beginning of time has always been something to remind you of that."