Artork of the month: Joan

17April 2012

This sculpture is amazing.  The first time I saw it at the museum I was slightly fooled for a second (okay, I allowed myself to be fooled, it was fun).  This work portrays reality so well that her feet are dirty just as if she has simply walked barefoot across the floor.  I love it, and I am pleased to say it is at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of its permanent collection.
John DeAndrea
American, born 1941
1987, Polyester resin, pigments, synthetic (?) hair
Go take a look at this for yourself…
…it is a graceful illusion.