The Reply


Mark Serrianne

The Reply   
mixed media assemblage
16 x 14 x 14 inches

This sculpture evokes intrigue and mystery surrounding novelist and sportsman, Ernest Hemingway.  This piece contains a collection of early 1930’s opened envelopes (all empty) addressed to Hemingway. The envelopes are displayed with a portable 1910 Corona 3 typewriter, like one of his favorites used at the time.  A whiskey glass, brass German pencil sharpener (an item typically carried in his pocket) and a pencil add to the fascinating story surrounding this piece.  A representation of a letter addressed to Max Perkins (Hemingway’s friend and Scribner book editor credited with discovering Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Thomas Wolfe) is in the typewriter.  The sculpture rests under an antique glass dome.

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