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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Sculptor Ronnie Bladen

The Sculptor Ronnie Bladen 1984
copyright Petter Bellamy 2010

He died in 1988 from cancer.  Ronnie Bladen came from Canada and was a mentor to Bill Jenson, He lived in a kind of purity of his artistic soul.  Kind of like an anchor or centerboard in a sailboat. A definite father figure.  This piece was going to Saudi Arabia or Dubai or something and this was the only chance Ronnie was going to have to see it, because he hated to fly. We all piled into old Volvos to go take this photo to the foundry where the piece was being fabricated. It rained that day.

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