Re: Artist defends surfing sculpture amid criticism
Here's a brief excerpt from the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper, about the sculptor's background:
"Though he lives in Hemet, where he works with well-known sculptor Max DeMoss, Antichevich, 55, has said he is a lifelong surfer with a deep appreciation for the athleticism the sport demands and the spirituality it engenders.
He also has studied sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art, home of Michelangelo's “David,” itself an object of prurient speculation in some circles.
The Cardiff statue is Antichevich's maiden run as a public artist. His small statues are sold at the Trios Gallery in Solana Beach."
Re the "prurient" above, I omitted similar comment about this piece. I also should add that I have seen the figure's head from several additional angles, and it strikes me as fairly serious. I should modify my earlier comment that the expression is "silly".