So there is was a great big, blue 2,800-pound bronze heart sculpture on campus that I totally love. I noticed it on my first trip to WSU for a job interview and was instantly drawn to it. But it wasn’t long until I started to hear about the great controversy surrounding it. Apparently, my love for the challenging sculpture is a minority opinion.
Anyhow, I began a new type of journal the other day where I will combine traditional journal entries with poems and prose as well as drawings and whatever else I feel I need to add to work through some thoughts and emotions I’m dealing with right now. My first drawing? You guessed it! The big blue heart! It just seemed fitting with the journal entry I’d just written.
Well, less than 24 hours after my creative release, the heart was removed from campus! But (yay!) it will return next year. It seems that the controversial piece will be on loan to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Mich., until next year as part of a Jim Dine retrospective.
Maybe I’ll manage to sort out my thoughts and emotions before its return to campus. Wow. Maybe if I draw a big picture of stress, that will be taken away in 24 hours, too … ?