I was lucky enough to find a perfect piece to give to my husband, Warren, for his up-coming birthday. Since Warren is an anatomist, I knew he would appreciate the detail in the piece I had selected and purchased. And sure enough, he was both surprised and delighted.
Blue Moon by Les Welliver
As he inspected the piece, we both agreed that the figure’s face was wise, somewhat wizened and humble. However, her chest told a completely different story. Her well-formed and taunt breasts were both bold and quite boastful.
Warren wanted to thank the artist for having done the piece and gave him a phone call. During their long conversation, Warren asked if he had used a live model to create the piece as its anatomy was so detailed and correct. Les informed him that he had not used a model but he had seen a few women and had a good memory.
We all laughed.
Now I can’t recall the original name of piece. I am sure I have it written down somewhere. But it isn’t what she is called anymore and her original name will have no significance here.
As Warren and Les visited on, they both agreed that it would only be “once in a blue moon” that one would could expect to find such an extraordinary body on one so wise and humble as this lady appeared. Thus the piece was re-named Blue Moon.
Blue Moon has graced our family room mantle since that day and once in a blue moon I reflect on that phone conversation we had with this great artist and chuckle about her re-naming ceremony.
Blue Moon…today is your day. What a privilege it is to have had you with us all of these years!