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  "Nood Dance" 2002 steel and stainless steel
© Steven Rolf Kroeger - Shafer, Minnesota

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The Nood

While in art school, I enrolled in a few figure study courses. I discovered underlying social and psychological themes provoked by the presence of a live nude model. Open examination of these ideas was strongly discouraged in class. Similar issues were likewise dismissed in art history classes. But I continue to ponder the often seedy unaesthetic issues enveloping the nude, both in the art world and in cultures of all sorts. The Nood in their various forms are a culmination of my thoughts.