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Churchill Junior High School (
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 08:57:33 -0600

When I was thinking about Crazy Horse, my mind hesitated at Mt. Rushmore
and then dismissed it
as non-art because it has always seemed to me to be a tacky P.R. gimmick.
Up the Dutch!
In the March-April issue of "Archeology" there is a review of "Ancient West
Mexico: Art and Archeology of the Unknown Past" which is currently at the
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
(I saw this exhibition in Chicago; it is superb.) The reviewer, Brian
Fagan, commented that "The figures may be small, but they are rendered with
such force they exude a sense of monumentality". He seems to be
apologizing for their size, or at least suggesting that it needs
defense. I thought they were just fine as they were, similar as they are in
type to figures found from early cultures all over the world . Included are
figures showing typical people in both everyday and ceremonial occupations
as well as shamans and shamanistic human/animal figures.
If you are anywhere near L.A. go see this show. Laurie Muelder

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