Loglines

To Sculpt Me

I was am an artist. I do sculpt using fabric and stuffing, I do it as a sideline for the toys, when I have time. So I understand that the worst thing anyone would ever ask is to say – sculpt yourself. For me it is fear-filled. and although the prompt has asked me to wonder at what Michelangelo would sculpt the reality is that I am being asked to sculpt myself based on the last month.

Michelangelo’s YOU

The room is whitewashed. There is no furniture but a clear pedestal. Sitting on that pedestal is a box. The box is white and about two foot square. In the sides are a number of irregular slits.

Two people walk in from the only door. They are in jeans and a t-shirt. They are obviously casually dressed, possibly students.

PERSON 1
So this is conceptual art?

PERSON 2
Yeah.
(the person looks at a guide)
Says here that the sculpture is a piece of art made from a Michelangelo drawing.

PERSON 1
What like the helicopter thing?

PERSON 2
(nods)
The blurb says that it’s ‘Kate’.

They walk around the sculpture. Person 1 bends and looks into the slit in the side. Person 2 follows suit. They stay like this for a whole minute. There is no sound. Finally they stand and look at each other.

PERSON 1
I wasn’t expecting that.
(he is visible shaken)

PERSON 2
No.

PERSON 1
I want to leave.

PERSON 2
Wait, what did you see?

PERSON 1
Nothing and then everything but there where two and they didn’t match and I couldn’t get my bearings.
(he says in a rush gesticulating with his hands)

PERSON 2
(looks confused)
I saw nothing but a blank page. Then words appeared slowly.

PERSON 1
What did they say?

PERSON 2
The beginning and the end.

Both people look at the box and they leave the room watching it as if it might follow them. They close the door, leaving the box in a white room shaped like a cube. Slowly the box becomes transparent and then disappears leaving nothing, not even the pedestal. Footsteps can be heard but they are loud and shake the room. A voice is heard off-screen incredibly loud and echoing.

So this is conceptual art?

____________________________________________

I don’t write a lot of surreal stuff, but this came to me. This is what the last month has felt like. Make of it what you will. And yes I think I am sane, or as sane as a writer can be. 🙂

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “To Sculpt Me

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s