We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sometimes you come across people you don't understand very well. Your mind doesn't work like theirs does. The muse that whispers in their ear is different than any other.
Many see work like his, and wonder why anyone would ever make something like that. Others might wonder why it had never occurred to somebody before. Maybe it did, and they thought: That's nuts. I can't do that.
It's not the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. It's not Art, or Science, or Boatbuilding, or Engineering, or any thing else in particular.
It's just captivating, all by itself.
The world is often a harsh and violent place. We argue and tussle over things great and small; but every once in a while someone like Livio de Marchi shows up, and injects a little whimsy in the proceedings, just for the love of it, just for fun.
Visit his virtual museum, and see all the cures for the world's ills he sculpts from wood in Venice, Italy.