Articles by Author Rick Beckjord

The Saga of Spirit of the Sea

In 2005, while installing a show of my sculpture at the University of Maine at Machias, I encountered an intriguing object. Flanking the entry to Powers Hall, home of the art department and gallery, was a bronze statue of heroic-scale: a masterful female figure, nude...

    The tragedy of some painters is that they have an aspiration for beauty but don’t attain it. We are not gods! — Jacques Villon