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Malcolm Alexander — “Nobody Ever Asked Me How I Felt!”   3 comments

Malcolm Alexander — Image by kenne

Malcolm Alexander made a reputation as a sculptor by answering the question, “What do you think?” He spent years telling stories, and he was good at it, like creating an 18-foot monument dedicated to the 72,000 men and women who built the Alaskan Pipeline, or a nine-foot portrait of actor Jimmy Stewart. After being commissioned to create many monuments and sculptures of workers, sports and entertainment figures, Malcolm wanted to focus on answering the question, “What do you feel?”

The transition from the realistic (representational) to the contemporary, unique, never to be duplicated art, was Malcolm’s topic at the “2011 Tanuri Ridge Education & Recreation Opportunities,” series coördinated by Tom O’Rourke. His presentation also included a slide presentation on the two and a half-year process of building the Alaskan Pipeline monument and his early struggle with dyslexia.

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