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Page Eighteen

THE MICHIGAN DAiLY

Wednesday, July 21, 1 9,76

Art gives sculptor
his 'spiritual uplift'

admirably at the nearly com-
pleted object. "When you start
with a carving, yott start on a
T cylinder, and that poses prob-
lems. Well, I tried to push the
wood as far as I could, that is,
I tried to carve it as thin as
possible and take advantage of
that chlaracteristic of the wood,
It broke in two."
S E FF DOES NOT recall if
the breakage was acciden-
tal or intentional, but he was
nevertheless pleased that the
wood did snap. What once was
a frttstrating one-piece sclup-
tUre became an appealing two-
piece object entitled "Two
Point Pivot Piece." It will be
on sale at the Art Fair for
about $350, which Geoff altows
is rather inexpensive.
Geoff is hoping to earn a
few dollar, at the fair so he can
purchase the materials that will

eventually become future ob-
jects of art. Although he admits
misgivings about selling sculp-
tres he so laboriously and pas-
sionately shaped and sanded,
Geoff believes "I haven't lost
the piece. I've created a com-
munication line."
his finished pieces also serve
an a springboard of ideas for
future sculptures.
"I find one piece has one
form I like but it has its short-
coItings. I can't get all my
ideas in one piece."
lIe continued, "To me a good
piece is one which gives me
that feeling of spiritual uplift.
If I was totally satisfied with
my work, why should I con-
tinne? I create to more fully
develop what I left behind in
the last piece."
"That's how you move along,
one step at a time," he said,
smiling, as Scimitar waited in
the background.

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South 'U' changes tune

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Ann Arborite RoseAnna Tend-
ler Worth will also be at the
fair, demonstrating the step-by-
step process of enamels.
A veteran of 14 years in the
fair game, Worth started out
wth jewelry, but soon switched
to baking enamel on copper
bowls, plates and steel wall
panels. She participates in a
dozen fairs during the year
throughout the Midwest and in
Florida and New York.
HOWEVER, she will not ac-
tually demonstrate her enamels
on South University this year,
but prepare them in advance,
"Enamels are best done in a
studio, they aren't conducive to
the street," she says. She will
go through the motions, how-
ever, in a step-by-step explana-
tion of the enamel process.
In addition to her own craft,
Worth has done organizational
work for South University's
other demonstrators, managing
booth space and securing the
vital electricity and water the
artists require for their pro-
grams.

OF ALL THE fairs in which
she has participated, Worth
calls Ann Arbor's Street Art
extravaganza "absolutely t h e
tops" in terms of sales. Al-
though she frets that a lack of
security forces artists to lug
'their wares back and forth
every day, Worth maintains the
four day event has developed
nationwide status as the "Queen
of the Fairs."
"There's one fair in Winter
Park, Florida called the Ann
Arbor of the South," she says.
"The Ann Arbor fair has grown
along with the phenomenon of
art fairs in this country."
South University will have
something for everyone during
the next four days, and the kids
are no exception. Pat Tuck, a
local teacher in charge of chil
dren's a c t i v iti e s, says the
"oungsters will have an oppor
'unity to paint, cut and paste
with wood, sculpture and chalk
"IT'S A FREE thing, ana
'hey enjoy themselves," she
says of the supervised activities.
Tuck adds that there is no
limit to age, so kids of all ages
can come down to South 'U' and
enjoy the fair.

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