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A sculptor’s education

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Anne Truitt

It was not my eyes or my mind that learned. It was my body. I fell in love with the process of art, and I’ve never fallen out of it. I even loved the discomforts. At first my arms ached and trembled for an hour or so after carving stone; I remember sitting on the bus on the way home and feeling them shake uncontrollably. My blouse size increased by one as my shoulders broadened with muscle. My whole center of gravity changed. I learned to move from a center of strength and balance just below my navel. From this place, I could lift stones and I could touch the surface of clay as lightly as a butterfly’s wing.

Anne Truitt

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May 23, 2015 at 7:30 am

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