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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta J- s-.r .i-p.f.- .2 i 12 LETHBRIDGE HERALD July 9. 1974 way of laughing at people you love' By KATHERINE KENNEDY Sask. Cafeteria his receding red hair slicked back and his middle-aged paunch in- congruous with his flair poises a spit wad on the end of a spoon. He looks with slightly bulbous eyes over his past the cafeteria table strewn with cigarette butts and candy scanning the students for a vicjLim. Bill's a mysterious said Joe who created the 19- three dimensional clay sculpture. loves to look at people and im- itate them when they It's a vocation Fafard can understand. too. loves catching people off when their faces fall into natural expressions and their hands aren't hidden. The 31-year-old artist has making clay figures for 11 but only recently have critics begun to appreciate his light- compassionate portraits. a way of laughing at people the way you laugh at someone you he said in an interview. Fafard has made about 30 clay either from photographs or from depicting in- dividuals who a certain a certain They range from a retired station agent has kept his mind alert to his 80th year and represents a hero in a to a lonely parish priest. TRY OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE ONE SPECIAL LIMITED TIME ONLY BEST DEAL AUTOMATIC TRANS TUNE UP Check Engine Performance Check Condition Tran. Oil Check for Leaks Remove Oil Clean or Renew Screen or Filter Torqor Valve Body Adjust Bands Clean Oil Install New Gasket Check Modulator and Hose Install New Trans. Oil Adjust Manual and Throttle Linkage Road Test S12 50 PLUS PARTS DISCOUNT OF ALL LABOUR AUTO MANUAL ma Come take advantage of these low Come in and meet our new service Iliten better and Call for Appointment today Phil Criven. Service Mtmgar 223-3537 The little people Artist Joe Fafard looks over two of his miniature clay figures The sculpture of the has deprived himself of the good life by sheer will shows him sitting on a maroon his hand stretch- ed to the empty cushion. The portrait was inspired by a in which Fafard is walking naked in a Quebec hamlet. The priest comes out of the rec- tory and begins screaming and stares at him. have to stare back. I am staring hard. As I stare the priest begins to and shrink. When he is only this high I swat him with my iiand like a fly. When I look under my hand there is only a crushed little dead yellow bird there. My mother comes looks and sighs. think if I had picked up the screaming little priest and stroked his bald head I would have tran- sformed him into a living yellow bird rather than a crushed dead Fafard said the dream means that he should shrink people only so Co-op Implements See Our Display During WHOOP-UP DAYS We welcome you to visit us during Whoop-Up Days. Enjoy the antique and modern displays of farm equipment. Co-op Implements 344.31st St. North Phone 327-8232 and use his power constructively. Another clay portrait shows a mod figure art critic from California who treated us like country on a stylized rocking horse. A clay portrait costs about and takes about a month to from the initial shaping to the final firing. shape demands different he said. build the head with a good likeness and then the then build from the shoes until I get to the who is married and has three was born in Ste. of French Canadian parents. He has lived in rural Saskatchewan most of his life with the excep- tion of six years at the University of Manitoba and Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. FASCINATED BY COWS As a much of his time was spent feeding and milking cows. had plenty to do with what we he and they still do. Fafard's three-storey home about 20 miles west of now is filled with cow objets d'art cow cow cow cow cow cowhead plugs in his kiln and even a painted china plate showing an aerial view of cows crossing a slough. Across from his on the roof of the Pense reclines a friendly looking 15-foot woolly made by Fafard and some of his University of Saskatchewan art students out of chicken rein- forced steel and 35 miles of plastic bailer twine. S A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY 8 I 608-Sh 608-Sth Ave. South Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 Office open Monday thru Friday a.m. to 5 p.m. -Saturday to p.m. Ample Free Parking it Rear of Building S STAVELY AUCTION MARKET Cattle Sales Start at a.m. EVERY WEDNESDAY Call Bob McNain-Mgr. Phone STOCKERS-FEEDERS-FAT CATTLE Local and Eastern Buyers always present Stflvalv. A IK art a ;