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this is a wonderful photo - the way he holds out his hands, the sensitive outline, the arial light, the slight turn, rubber and steel. Looking too hard, sorry. As a sculptor, I was really moved by this.

it is good isn't it, just lucky. How would you / do you feel about children standing on your work?

it's obvious children will want to climb on Dzamonja's piece (the photo), he wouldn't mind. Nor would I, although I haven't made big pieces like this. Relatively ok is the answer.

'Relatively OK' is a great answer. Conceals all kinds of nuance and delicacy.

And, it's funny, we went back to the park yesterday and this conversation, and something I'm doing for work, had me looking at these pieces more carefully. Thinking about the difference between my reactions to them and Arthur's reaction. I'm sure his joy is a lot to do with relative scale. They're an appealing size for a four-year old. And there's all the clamberability and tactility and combinations of curves and straights and stuff. But I also think he's fired by an underlying assumption that stuff in parks (and in general) has been put there specifically for him. He has a sense of ownership. Whereas I always tend to assume it's not for me. It's for people who know about art.

Or something. I dunno.

why would you think that?
Arthur compliments Dzomonja by his appreciation. The work is physical, playful. Scale is a ludic idea too.

I've learned so much doing this. I've just looked ludic up. What a useful word.

Why do I think that? Upbringing. Going to museums/galleries with my parents. Learning not to touch. Not knowing what ludic means.

It's all part of the many chips I have on my shoulder.

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