Note added by me/Treadlemusic: A quilter’s creativity definitely challenges that of Borglum’s!!! I will have to say, I prefer textiles to rock (or wood)…….a lot more forgiving!!
How do you go from this
Who looks at a mountain and says, “I think I’d like to see George Washington’s face on that mountain. And as long as I’m carving, why don’t I just add Tom and Teddy and Abe so George won’t be lonely.” When I look at a mountain, I see rocks and not faces. But Gutzon Borglum saw faces and went to work to be sure that we saw them also. Some well placed explosives, drills, lots of time , blood, sweat and tears and there are four president’s faces looking back at you from the side of a mountain.
I get the thought process…the creative vision. What I don’t get is the actual process. I don’t get how you look at this huge expanse of rock and say if I put X pounds of dynamite in this little, drilled hole and press the…
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