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...

    What interests me most is neither still life nor landscape, but the human figure. It is that which best permits me to express my so-to-speak religious feeling towards life. — Henri Matisse