Glenna's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Poor, Lazy Overachievers

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Santa Fe, NM

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 7

  • ON DVD:

GLENNA GOODACRE

Sculptor

“You take all the downs and the ups to go with it and balance them until you decide what you want to do.”

INTERESTS:

Art

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Chance Desire Negativity Passion Pride Societal Pressures Success Talent Education Experience

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

balance, children, degree, doctorate degree, encouragement, enjoyment, gratification, judgement, meet people, modeling, monuments, nancy, people, professor, reagan, real estate, ronald reagan, sacajawea coin, speech, vietnam memorial

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Has been sculpting for 40 years.
  • Always wanted to be an artist, but felt pressure to get her degree, start a family, “do what women are supposed to do...says somebody.”
  • Had a sculpting professor who told her she couldn’t “see three-dimensional,” discouraged her from pursuing it.
  • She was a painter for 20 years; years down the line, someone encouraged her to try sculpting again.
  • As she began selling a few pieces, she slowly regained her confidence in sculpting.
  • Designed the Sacagawea gold coin, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington D.C., helped design the New Mexico state quarter.
  • Says that because people are her passion, she most enjoys sculpting likenesses of people.
  • Doesn’t care if people don’t like her “funny-looking ballerinas”—she likes making her sculptures so much, she’s stopped caring what people think.

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