"Porcelain Finds Its Outside Voice:, Art & Design Section, The New York Times,
by Ted Loos, Sept. 23, 2018
KINGSTON, N.Y. — Splinters were flying onto the floor recently as the artist Arlene Shechet wielded a tool with a whirring blade called an angle grinder. She was carving a massive block of wood that was slowly turning into a sculpture of a woman for her art installation “Full Steam Ahead,” in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park.
Working in a rented studio, Ms. Shechet had no safety gear on. “It’s fun!” she yelled over the noise.
She hadn’t done a large-scale figure in wood before this 10-foot long piece, “Forward.”
“This is really big
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