On Saturday K and I went to see the exhibit of Ron Mueck sculptures at Manchester Art Gallery. There were 3 pieces and they are AMAZING, hyper real human portraits with silicone skin and rooted hair. Even though they are not in human scale it would not have surprized me at all, if they would have got up and adjusted their positions!
My favourite here is "Spooning Couple", my feelings changed with the perspective, from the top they looked incredibly peaceful and sleeping and I almost felt as I was intruding on an intimate moment. Then studying the faces from the foot end one could see that they were both awake and although very close together were having complex private thoughts and not alltogether happy ones. Sadly one could not touch the figures (for obvious reasons!) as they were very tactile looking (!).
Well worth a visit!