Will Write 4 Food
Monthly Writing Contest
July 2005 Winner: Barbara Schnell, Cold
Honorable Mention: Janet DeMarco, Art
Honorable Mention: Carol Gandolfo, The
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Art Critic #5
by Janet DeMarco
I’m at a gallery with four art-savvy
club members. I’m determined to learn ad appreciate the fine world
of art. These club members appear to doubt my ability in the matter. The
artist greets us, and presumes we know who she is. They do. I don’t.
She stops at a half-finished sculpture.
What the heck is it? Oh my! It must be her masterpiece.
All four women appear mesmerized. My first
Impression – I don’t
like it. After a few minutes, the artist speaks softly.
critique the sculpture …”
Oh, glory! What’s her name is
expecting some great insight.
Critic 1 “It’s human existence
emerging from inanimate creation.”
Not quite finished, I’d say.
Critic 2 “This is a woman leaping toward
her true self.”
a frog looking back to find a fly for lunch!
Critic 3 “A woman, but, incomplete – straining
I still see a hungry frog.
Critic 4 “Woman – rejoicing in
Artist---“And what is your vision, dear?”
asking me! I cannot tell a lie…
see an incomplete frog –
All four critics stare – embarrassed
for me with amused annoyance.
Artist---“Exactly! A frog. The mythical
male – an incomplete but
inherent source of the female’s ability to emerge to her highest level
of humanity. Both male and female reach their highest destiny only through
I stand tall with a triumphant smile. I’m
art critic #5!
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