Arms flung across a greater field of visionwarning weeds
we have blundered blindly forward, pell-mell,
never feeling that the flowers we admired
while ploughing from perfect plantings to
would develop into fruits whose flavor would be
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Sculpture is "Skewered" by Francisco Leiro, and found at
the Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, USA.
Quoting from the Grounds for Sculpture website: His [Leiro, the sculptor]..."large, writhing bronze figure, torturously impaled as the title Skewered describes, was cast at the Johnson Atelier from an original work carved in poplar. An observer of human nature, Leiro interprets nightmarish tragedy, illustrating the delicate balance between mastery and failure, and tempering the absurd with ironic and comedic statements in his powerful, emotive sculptures."