Rotting Orange as Muse

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One reason to make stuff is to find out what kind of stuff you would make if you made stuff. What I am finding out is I love sculpting with decaying oranges. Despite the number of times I’ve done it, I still find this surprising. When I’m not doing it, I certainly don’t think about it. It’s not like I wake up raring to hunt for and mess with citrus. I don’t have any ideas about it on my off hours. In fact, I don’t think one creative thought about oranges has ever crossed my mind when not directly staring at one. Yet there is a very tall orange tree nearby, too tall to pick the fruit, that must drop several oranges a day into a nearby driveway. It’s a given that something interesting will be happening under that tree so I visit every now and then and have a little session.

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