Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sculptor gathering in New Hampshire
Last Sunday sculptors, other artists, and art enthusiasts gathered at the
Millbrook Gallery in Concord, NH. Donna Dodson Andy Moerlein,
and Pam Tarbell invited us to gather, network and enjoy Pam's
beautiful gallery and sculpture garden. I hadn't expected prehistoric
creature decoys to await us including the Entelodont by Bob
Shannahan pictured above.
Perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised. After all, as I pulled
into the drive, I passed by this sculpture by Andy Moerlein
made of steel conduit, saplings and hand made stones. Andy
calls it"Suspense". To me, it looks like a nest about to hatch
some fantastic creatures.
This wooly mammoth "decoy" by Bob stands at the entrance to the
gallery enticing any prehistoric creatures still lukring around to come
Around back, Bob's giant ancient camel prances near the
making mock ups,creating the wire armature, collecting fresh birch
sapling branches and other natural materials and finally finishing
construction. Stones make the awesome jagged teeth and claws. He
points out that the toes of the mammoth are made from boulders
created when mammoths were wandering the nearby forest. (Yes
there is evidence they were around even in New England. )
The Entelodont tries to be fearsome, but I'm not fooled. I think he is
actually pretty friendly.
It was a beautiful afternoon in a gorgeous setting filled with good
conversation.The grounds are an ideal setting for outdoor sculpture.
Lin Lisberger's "Tall" is appropriately situated by the stream that
Liz Fletcher's "Prayer of Rana" adds a meditative touch:
Anyone going near Concord this summer, fall or anytime
of year, I highly recommend stopping by Millbrook Gallery and
sculpture garden. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks Donna, Andy, and Pam for organizing the gathering.
I returned with inspiration swirling.
Adventure on! Wendy