It's tough to keep playing in the dirt past childhood, unless you're Mötley Crüe, and even then, you won't have much fun unless you're not Mick Mars. Still picking things up off the ground even though she has no idea where they've been: the sculptor Heather Gorham.
Gorham, who spent her childhood making three-legged dogs and winged monkeys out of things she found in the aforementioned dirt, now uses materials she happens upon along White Rock Lake -- from sticks to bird skulls -- to create an odd horde of characters that "represent the best and worst parts of our human condition", the latter of course being Aaron Rodgers, when he has the long hair. Some of Gorham's finest:
Wadlow's Goat: Nothing would complement that antiqued wood jardinière you just picked up from Weir's quite like this goat-bicycle hybrid with bells dangling from the frame and stirrups dangling from the goat.
Good Dog/Bad Dog: One head short of Cerberus, this cute little hellhound nonetheless quieros Taco Bell more than any chihuahua in history.
The Fisherman's Dilemma: "Do I throw back this fish just because it appears to have evolved a pair of feet? If I keep it, would the feet taste better deep-fried, or sautéed with a nice meunière sauce? Ah well, such is The Fisherman's Dilemma."
There are plenty more available works, from a Buddha-like man holding eggs atop a butter-churn-turned-birdhouse, to a dog balancing a skull on its nose as it sits on its hindquarters atop a pile of old bones, called "Old Dog/New
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