SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT "MERIDIAN CODA"

Work began on the Meridian Series of outdoor sculptures in 1995, and it was concluded in 2011: ten works, thematically connected, all holding me to task for a decade and a half. I
was gratified and relieved when the series was over, firm in the knowledge that I was through with it.

You know where I'm going: it wasn't long till it set in that the
series was not through with me.  

I was not alone in what I was facing; historically, musicians 
make use of a CODA, when a major theme is in need of an "independent passage at the end of a composition [that is]
introduced to bring it to a satisfactory close."* 

Shown here are views of MERIDIAN CODA in process, and.. .
And with that title, I defer --O' so graciously-- to the venerable Count Basie with his words . . . "one-more-time." 

Ed McCullough
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*Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 2001,
Page 397.

The Meridian Coda maquette
THE MERIDIAN CODA
Meridian Coda in progress
Meridian Coda in progress
Meridian Coda in progress
Meridian Coda in progress
Meridian Coda in progress
Meridian Coda in progress
Meridian Coda in progress
Meridian Coda in progress

The Meridian Coda in-process photos: Gale McCullough

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