Tribune Article Published: Thursday, January 13, 2005
“John Frame’s meaning of life” By Shirle Gottlieb
The Long Beach Museum of Art starts 2005 with the disquieting yet soulful “Enigma Variations.”
On view are 45 figurative sculptures created by California artist John Frame over the past 25 years. Each of these iconic works is first hand-carved from wood, then combined with select found objects to depict dramatic scenes that search for the meaning of life.
From the beginning of history, people all over the world have been yearning for answers to the same questions: “who am I, where did I come from, where am I going,” and most significant of all, “why am I here?” Knowing that all living creatures face death, people down through the ages have pondered the meaning of it all: how to understand our brief allotment of time on Earth in relationship to the grand scheme of things. (more…)