by Kelsey Zalimeni
Carole Feuerman's bronze sculpture 'The Message' recalls simpler times of communication, before the days of emails, smartphones, and social media. The shimmering figure stoops gracefully to retrieve a mysterious note; the viewer is left to wonder about its contents and sender. With her polished bronze finish, it is almost as though this woman is comprised of the sunlight she basks in.
The figure is shown in a phase of tension between receiving and reading this message. There is no subject line, no sender address... no telling who or where it is from until she reads it. 'The Message' romanticizes human communication through this glimmering bronze figure caught in a moment of suspense.