July 2005 Winner: Barbara Schnell, Cold
Honorable Mention: Janet DeMarco, Art
Honorable Mention: Carol Gandolfo, The
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by Carol Gandolfo
He stood back and looked at his work. He smiled.
His passion was to recreate something out of
stone or clay exactly as he saw it. He had loved the art classes he took
in college, especially the life drawing and still life classes with models.
He had envied his classmates who could work without a model, but that did
not seem true. How could you create something that was not an exact copy
of the true
He looked at his work again. It was
almost perfect. Gently, he ran a small rasp over the stone, removing one
There! It was done. He admired
the smooth texture of the upper torso that ended just at the top of the thighs
in a rougher finish. Approaching it, he lovingly caressed the shoulder and
ran his hands along the smooth white neck. With delight he ran his fingers
lightly over the breasts, sighing. With the palm of his hand he stroked the
stomach, stopping just at the top of the legs. He marveled at his own genius
and began to put his tools aside.
Carefully, he took each chisel and wrapped
it in the softest material. Next he placed each hammer and pick in its individual
case. Each used sanding sheet was placed in the trash. The unused sheets
were placed in the proper storage box. This was the part he hated
He felt sadness as he gazed at the beautiful
torso. But it was time. His work had come to an end.
Besides, it was time
to get rid of the rest of the body.