One of the many good things about having my parents here was that I had to finally stop putting off going to Ron Meuck at the NGV. I dragged Mum along on their last afternoon here and we were not disappointed, (not that I expected to be!) all the works were amazing. They are all either gigantic or about half size models of (mostly naked) humans. The skill of Meuck is astounding and the emotional response his works brought out of me was actually quite overwhelming. From this 5 metre long newborn baby, to the 8 metre high 'Wild Man' and the little old lady curled up in the foetal position under a blanket, all were so lifelike it was hard to look at them and realise they weren't real.
And I now know where I get my intense enthusiasm from - thanks Mum!