in a courtyard beside the DePaul University Library.
(a fine place for it)
The sculptor is Margaret Beaudette S.C.
have such dignity
feeling small, cute
and hold their space
in a gentle kind of way
while fitting together
as an interactive tableau
Sister Margaret has a knack
for simple expression
The face of a good, healthy person
is a very important thing to portray.
And every time/place/artist
does it just a little different
The face and figure
of a kind, wise person
is a very important thing
to express as well.
But this is exactly the kind of expression
that is categorically excluded
from institutions of contemporary art.
And I would even be surprised to find
this piece shown in the art museums
of our two local Catholic universities,
DePaul and Loyola.
(and even more surprised
if an artist like Sister Margaret
were teaching in their art departments)