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Faculty Interview: Don Poracaro with Ann Landi

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Don Porcaro has described his sculptures as occupying a psychic space somewhere between that of “the monster and the child.” They have strange appendages resembling toy-like plumbing, monstrous clumsy “feet,” and odd garments that could at any moment morph into a ballerina’s skirt or a schoolboy’s cap. In the last few years, made from stacked disks of heavy limestone and marble, the work has gained in solemnity and gravity, moving away from the earlier whimsy to a monumentality that has more in common with ancient traditions, like Greek columns or the hierarchical attitudes of Egyptian statuary.

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