remembering beauty

Victor Babu, Copper Red Charger with Lizards ~ 2007

Victor Babu, Copper Red Charger with Lizards ~ 2007

I had the good fortune to attend an afternoon lecture given by Victor Babu up at the Anderson Ranch today.  From his formative years learning how to take in art at the Met – to his realizations of just how important the studio is to his happiness – Victor was ringing bells for me left and right.

Sam, a former student of Victor’s, was kind enough to introduce me afterward and the thing is – a great teacher never stops teaching.  We spoke for maybe five minutes, but he’s got my mind racing with a hundred ideas of how to move forward in my work.

Now Victor earned his BFA from Alfred, like myself.  He was talking about how wonderful it was to have a man like Robert Turner teach him basic wheel.  Many years later John Gill, another student of Victor’s, would be teaching me how to make a bowl on the very same grounds.

Some days i just love our field.

If you are unfamiliar w/ Victor’s work here is a shot for scale:

Victor with chargers


1 Response to “remembering beauty”

  1. 1 jim July 31, 2009 at 9:04 am

    that is one sweet plate… beautiful

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